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 […]

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. […]