Posts Tagged ‘smoke’

This is what climate change looks like.

Wildfires burning the Sangre de Cristo Wilderness and range above the small town of Coaldale Colorado.

Wildfires in the West

Short article and photographs about the wildfires burning in Colorado and western United States during a multi-year drought.

All in the Packing

Red and green fireworks in the sky.


Smoke in multiple colors

Image of multiple streams of vibrant colored smoke This started out as an experiment in colored flash gels. Each smoke stream was taken individually with a different colored gel that I hand made from colored transparent project report covers. I then merged the four images together to create the final shot. Anya Brewley¬† Schultheiss Website […]

Lighting up the Sky

A small local fireworks display provides a good chance for friends to get together and enjoy themselves. TrudieBell Website http://www.belloftheborders.photoshelter.com License this image http://www.belloftheborders.photoshelter.com/gallery-image/Fireworks/G0000wycwqnHS0fo/I0000qXvIjmp_LyM Contact tdbell9520@comcast.net

Fire Break

Part of the effort to control a burn is the plowing of carefully located fire breaks. TrudieBell Website http://www.belloftheborders.wordpress.com License this image http://www.belloftheborders.wordpress.com/2010/03/25/breaking-the-burn/ Contact tdbell9520@comcast.net


Controling the Burn

Control burns are carefully planned and monitored to avoid the burn becoming a wildfire. TrudieBell Website http://www.belloftheborders.wordpress.com License this image http://www.belloftheborders.wordpress.com/2010/03/24/controlling-a-burn/ Contact tdbell9520@comcast.net

Warning signs for Control Burn Smoke

The smoke from a control burn near a highway can be a serious hazard for motorists. TrudieBell Website http://www.belloftheborders.wordpress.com License this image http://www.belloftheborders.wordpress.com/2010/03/24/where-there-is-smoke/ Contact tdbell9520@comcast.net

Wiregrass loves to Burn

Wire grass, Astrida stricta, does not flower or fruit until after a burn to ensure that the tiny seeds can get to the ground. TrudieBell Website http://www.belloftheborders.wordpress.com License this image http://www.belloftheborders.wordpress.com/2010/03/22/love-to-burn/ Contact tdbell9520@comcast.net


Regrowth after a Burn

A properly done control burn is hot enough to remove all of the old vegetation, but cool enough to avoid damage to the growing center of the plant. Immediately after the burn, new growth appears. The tender young shoots have immediate access to the sunlight without having to fight their way through last year’s vegetation. […]

Putting Fire Back into Nature

Control burning brings back a normal part of the natural rhythm in the SE United States. TrudieBell Blog http://www.belloftheborders.wordpress.com About this picture http://www.belloftheborders.wordpress.com/2010/03/19/putting-fire-back-into-nature/ Contact tdbell9520@comcast.net