Sunday, August 30, 2009

Smoke (Angeles Crest Fire)

Saturday, August 29

According to LA Observed, local television coverage of the fires has been non-existent.

Here are some blogs that have picked up the slack: Altadena Hiker, Pasadena Daily Photo, Glimpses of South Pasadena, Pasadena Adjacent, West Coast Grrlie Blather and the most wide-ranging would be Altadenablog.

10 comments:

Lally said...

Beautiful. Another example of how a true artist can transform even tragedy into great art.

pasadenaadjacent said...

where is your vantage point?

Rosemary said...

So creepy. Yet, you've captured it wonderfully.

-K- said...

I took this from the top of The Grove parking structure (8 floors high)in Hollywood.

Cafe Pasadena said...

If you had told me this is a mushroom cloud from a nuke attack, I might've believed it.

Another good shot.

altadenahiker said...

Good one. Unfortunately.

spacedlaw said...

It looks like there was an explosion more than a fire.

Jean Spitzer said...

This kind of cloud is called pyrocumulus. According to wikipedia, "Phenomena such as volcanic eruptions, forest fires, and occasionally industrial activities can induce formation of this cloud. The detonation of a nuclear weapon in the atmosphere will also produce a pyrocumulus in the form of a mushroom cloud which is made by the same mechanism."

Rosemary said...

Always happy to give a shout out to a fellow blogger! And congrats--saw this pic on LAist earlier today! :)

Petrea said...

I think yours takes the cake, so to speak. It is a gorgeous thing. (Unfortunately, as Karin says.)