Monday, December 20, 2010


Usually our photo journalist from The Mountain Gazette covers these types of stories. Today I had to fill in as Ron was following other pursuits closer to home. LOL
My brother and I were driving west of El Reno, OK on Route 66 looking for a pic and story of our own when we came upon this praire fire about to eat this Eastern Red Cedar for lunch.
Shooting on the fly I stopped just long enough to capture these pics. Heat from this burning cedar was intense. Route 66 served as the firebreak probably saving a couple of barns which were across the road. About 160 acres were burned.

Acting as a Roving Reporter and Shooting On The Fly makes a Hot Job with Risks! Who would have known? LOL
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  1. Nice job on the reporting! That's a great capture on the buring tree. Hopefully you didn't melt your lens cap!

  2. Talk about being in the right place at the right time and with a camera too!
    Might have to start calling you Moses... All this burning bush stuff going on! LOL
    I especially like the way the last picture came out. Great shooting and reporting.

  3. You are a brave man! Good job on the picture, and the story.


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