Undertoad Saturday May 3 11:48 AM
5/3/2003: Ohio wildfires
xoxoxoBruce Saturday May 3 11:58 AM
It's hard to believe that organic vegetation could cause smoke that thick and black. It looks like a tire fire.
linknoid Saturday May 3 01:33 PM
Is that an actual photo? It might be, but to me it looks kind of photoshopped...some of the edges look way too solid, especially the lower left. Smoke doesn't usually have a hard boundry, it just kind of fades at the edges. So between that and the dark smoke, are you sure it's an actual unedited photo? It just screams fake at me (but then again, I've had times when something I was looking at with my own eyes looked completely fake too, so I don't put too much trust in that).
Cam Saturday May 3 01:38 PM
if your talking about the lower left on the smoke I think what you are looking at is the grass that has been burned. It kind of fooled me for a second but if you look close you can tell where the burned land ends and the smoke begins.
xoxoxoBruce Saturday May 3 03:18 PM
It's real, I watched it live on MSNBC the other day. They said that rain was predicted for later that day but they were worried about the wind that precedes the rain by an hour or more.
wolf Sunday May 4 12:34 AM
That's actually kind of cool since you can see the fireline ... I wonder if they are trying to set backfires, or if they are just cutting firebreaks to try to control it.
slang Sunday May 4 12:56 AM
I agree with LN
xoxoxoBruce Sunday May 4 02:28 AM
chrisinhouston Sunday May 4 09:41 AM
I shot areial photos for years. It really bugs me when photraphers can't get the horizon line level. Most of my cameras have a grid in the focus screen as a reference. It is a pretty cool picture though.
bartman Sunday May 4 09:53 AM
xoxoxoBruce Sunday May 4 10:25 AM
You can see the smoke shadow on the light beige field in the upper left. From that field down to the fire you can see the edge of the burn at the tree line. There's one spot near the top of the group of houses on the left, where the bog didn't burn all the way to the tree line. It's the same color as the bog to the right of the fire.