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Cold Springs Fire

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by boulderjoe, Jul 10, 2016.

  1. Indianpeaksjoe

    Indianpeaksjoe Mu-43 Top Veteran

    838
    Oct 1, 2012
    Colorado
    It was a normal day, then the power went off and I looked out the window to see this.

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    That house is safe thanks to this pilot.
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    -Joe
     
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  2. rloewy

    rloewy Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 5, 2014
    Ron
    Yikes, had the experience 2 years ago here, not pleasant.

    Hope you stay out of harm's way
     
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  3. Harvey Melvin Richards

    Harvey Melvin Richards Photo Posting Junkie

    Feb 15, 2014
    Southwest Utah
    Great shots Joe. Were you using the 300 f/4, or were you closer than that?


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  4. Indianpeaksjoe

    Indianpeaksjoe Mu-43 Top Veteran

    838
    Oct 1, 2012
    Colorado
    Luckily for us there is a pretty big reservoir between our house and the fire.

    I used the 300mm f/4. All the pics are from my porch so it was a bit surreal.

    -Joe
     
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  5. Indianpeaksjoe

    Indianpeaksjoe Mu-43 Top Veteran

    838
    Oct 1, 2012
    Colorado
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  6. Harvey Melvin Richards

    Harvey Melvin Richards Photo Posting Junkie

    Feb 15, 2014
    Southwest Utah
    Great photos. Nothing like a ring side seat, as long as it doesn't get too warm.


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  7. Indianpeaksjoe

    Indianpeaksjoe Mu-43 Top Veteran

    838
    Oct 1, 2012
    Colorado
    Day three. Super windy with gusts to 35 mph. But the planes, copters and helicopters kept it in check, NO spread of fire. Amazing.
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    Non m4/3rds photo at sunset. Looking much better.
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    -Joe
     
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  8. Indianpeaksjoe

    Indianpeaksjoe Mu-43 Top Veteran

    838
    Oct 1, 2012
    Colorado
    Fire is 100% contained. 546 acres and only 7 houses lost.

    That first photo was used by countless news organizations and has been reused more than any other pic I have taken. Which is cool.
     
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  9. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    Congratulations. Did you submit it to the press, or did they find it online somewhere?
    Did they pay or give credit?

    Barry
     
  10. Indianpeaksjoe

    Indianpeaksjoe Mu-43 Top Veteran

    838
    Oct 1, 2012
    Colorado
    They found it on twitter Joe M (@IndianPeaksJoe) | Twitter and asked to use, which was ok by me. More publicity might have meant more resources for the fire. Most credited me, but once ABC, CBS, Telemundo, etc... posted the pic it got a life of its own! Even was printed in the paper.

    No pay, I did ask that they donate to a gofundme for firefighters Click here to support Help Bretlyn and Charlie by Tessa Miller who lost their home while they were fighting the fire. Wether or not they donated is another story!

    But the firefighters did an amazing job! Forever in their debt.

    -Joe
     
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