Donnerstag, 14. August 2008

Sky Watch Friday # 7

Firefighters




I got the inspiration for this SWF form Bradley Myers last week. Thank you Bradley.
http://bradleymyersphotography.blogspot.com/
It is not that long ago, but almost forgotten. Fire thretened people, their homes and nature in California. I admire people fighting against the force of nature with a risk for life and helth.


Die Anregung zu diesem Sky Watch Friday habe ich in der letzten Woche von Bradley Myers SWF-post erhalten. http://bradleymyersphotography.blogspot.com/
Nicht lange her, aber schon fast vergessen. Feuer bedohte Menschen, Orte und die Natur in Californien. Ich bewundere die Feuerwehrleute, die Leben und Gesundheit im Kampf gegen die Naturgewalten einsetzen.

These are shots I took from a fire beside the highway south from Santa Barbara/California in 2004.
Die Bilder habe ich 2004 bei einem Feuer neben dem Highway südlich von Santa Barbara/Californien geschossen.










Have a nice SWF.

Kommentare:

Ivar Ivrig hat gesagt…

Firefighters and other heros are doing a great job everywhere.

Ivar Ivrig hat gesagt…

Thank you for your comment. My SWF is still under construction... well I have not decided yet what to post. It will be out during this evening.

Bradley Myers hat gesagt…

You are welcome, did you photograph other activity during the fire.

I have a freind from my home town here in Pa. that is the assistant state fire marshall in California, these fires keep her busy.

Abraham Lincoln hat gesagt…

All nice action photos.

Aileni hat gesagt…

..and it just goes on burning. Serious business.

Berit hat gesagt…

Firefighter do a great job!!!

At first I think it was fog...!

Dirk hat gesagt…

Sehr schöne Bilder! Diese Leuten riskieren ihre Leben fast Täglich.

Carletta hat gesagt…

Not the best of situations, but you got some wonderful shots!

bobbie hat gesagt…

Marvelous shots! Can't say enough about the firefighters. I do believe there are still fires burning in CA. My daughter lives near Big Sur country.

Old Wom Tigley hat gesagt…

Firefighters the world over are true hero... leaving home each day not knowing what awaits them.. Sky Watch is proud to have such pictures on view... a very fitting tribute.

Yen hat gesagt…

WOW! Those are awesome shots! And yup,firefighters are heroes! :D

Your EG Tour Guide hat gesagt…

There sure is a lot of smoke. I can almost smell it!

Mrs. Darcy hat gesagt…

Amazing shots!
Firefighters are doing a great job!

kjpweb hat gesagt…

Dramatische Bilder! Klasse!
Cheers, Klaus

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) hat gesagt…

Schöne Fotos ... ist es nett, den Feuerwehrmann zu sehen, hart arbeiten, um unsere Wälder zu sparen!

Tschüss!

Mountain Retreat

Petunia hat gesagt…

Nice shoot og a very scary disaster.
Petunia

Kelly hat gesagt…

My hat's off to all the firefighters and their heroic job! Beautiful photos, too bad they are of destructive fires... Well done!

juliana hat gesagt…

wonderful post... and firefighters deserve to be mentioned

Whitney hat gesagt…

firefighters are true heroes and these are great shots of them doing their duty! nice post!

Donna hat gesagt…

Great job!! Well done!

Hildegarde hat gesagt…

So much forest lost, every year, in South Europe too, it's a shame.

LingoVise Says... hat gesagt…

Such stiring shots... brush fires are so scary. Fire fighters are true heroes! Thanks for sharing this amazing series.

http://zoliofrope.blogspot.com/

Leora hat gesagt…

Rather scary, a forest fire. Interesting that you happened to be in CA to capture these pics.

Lilli & Nevada hat gesagt…

What great shots and the firefighters deserve the utmost restpect for all they do.

Namnet hat gesagt…

I like your photos a lot. Especially the first one grabs me. Very nice, thank you for sharing.

Arija hat gesagt…

In 1983 haben wir alles im Waldbrand verloren. Die Bilder erwaecken Erinnerungen und trotzdem sind sie schoen.

babooshka hat gesagt…

Probabay the most dramatic skywatch. Very well captured.

Pernille's ting og tang hat gesagt…

They are doing a fantastic job! Very nice and interesting shots:)

napaboaniya hat gesagt…

Nice series of pictures. I do hope none were hurt in that fire though.
Have a blessed weekend! :)

Country Girl hat gesagt…

My good friend is one of the Fire Specialists employed at the BLM (Bureau of Land Management). He has had many stories to tell us. Thank you for highlighting these brave men and women. His daughter is currently fighting fires where she is needed.

Wren hat gesagt…

I like your photos, even though that fire burned to within sight of my brother's house. Since he and his family were safe and his house unharmed, I can enjoy your photos. He didn't get any good ones at all, not surprisingly.

Raven hat gesagt…

Wonderful photos and a nice tribute to the brave people around the world who risk their lives to protect others.

Christy hat gesagt…

Very nice images that you have here of the firefighters.

Cathy - As the World Flops hat gesagt…

Wild fires are a do terrible things to the land. Those firefighters out there are working very hard. Thanks for capturing their hard work.

Marit - "Som Mine Dager Er" hat gesagt…

Wow, how cool pictures are these. Very nice.

Birgit hat gesagt…

Wow! Wunderschöne Bilder wieder.
Danke auch noch für die Blumen.
Schönes Wochenende und lG, Birgit

magiceye hat gesagt…

wonderful tribute to all those brave people!


Do check out my Independence Day SkyWatch post here

Nita hat gesagt…

Beautiful photos! Mine is up as well. Hope to see you there.

Have a great weekend!
Nita

piedmontperspective hat gesagt…

Great photos - very dramatic - and a wonderful tribute to the firefighters.

Lara hat gesagt…

a nice idea to present these, since there are some brave people putting their lives in danger to save nature & men alike.

Coca Cutie hat gesagt…

I admire them too Torsdag!
Awesome series really!!
Loved your reaction to my blog, thank you :)

Kahshe Cottager hat gesagt…

Forest fires can be so devastating. The photo with the water bomber was my favourite I think but I also really liked the action in the other photos too. We are having a very wet summer this year and have had no serious fires thankfully.

My Sky Watch Photos are posted Here and Here

John hat gesagt…

Awesome shots!

Dewdrop hat gesagt…

Very cool!

Kelly hat gesagt…

Wow! It sounds like you had a great weekend! I'm so jealous that you spent the weekend sailing! I love to sail!!! Oh, how much fun!!! Glad you had a fun weekend out on the boat!

Carver hat gesagt…

Those are great shots and I admire firefighters for doing such a dangerous and difficult job. I hope you had fun sailing. Thank you for your visit to my SWF.

Drowsey Monkey hat gesagt…

Amazing photos.

Tommy V hat gesagt…

great pictures but sad to see burning so close to homes. Hope you had a great time sailing

Jim hat gesagt…

You did wonderfully on these. Thank you for showing them, things seem a little scary at times.
Thank you for peeking in after your return. I was pretty busy myself last week! Mostly I posted but didn't return reads except those who left comments.
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rhoen hat gesagt…

woah! great captures!

Varjoyrtti hat gesagt…

you have great photos!
dank kiitos!

Louise hat gesagt…

Those are some terrifc shots!

Thanks for checking out my SWF. I'm late getting around, too. Just had a crazy weekend, but hopefully I'll eventually get it done. (Before the next one!)

Stephen hat gesagt…

Very nice photos well done

SandyCarlson hat gesagt…

Sailing before blogging--always! These are great photos. (Did you have the camera with you on the boat?)

PJ hat gesagt…

I'm going to let it slide that you went sailing over the weekend -- if you take me with you next time! Your sky-graphs and the story to go with them are beautiful and fascinating. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by.

Craver Vii hat gesagt…

Excellent photos. You had such a close view. Too bad about the damage and destruction that comes from those fires, not to mention loss of life.

Deborah Godin hat gesagt…

Great dramatic shots, like something you'd see in National Geographic!

sweetnorms hat gesagt…

fabulous photos! nice captured of your camera, full of action..

GAWO hat gesagt…

You have a lot of very nice SWF photos.

Paul hat gesagt…

Guten Tag,

excellent photos! I love the ones you sent Sandy! I am a sailor too!
stop by my blog sometime.

Paul

Kay hat gesagt…

Thank you very much for visiting my blog. I really enjoyed your post because my son is a firefighter in New Mexico. I really admire the courage of firefighters around the world. Have a wonderful week.

mirage2g hat gesagt…

hallo! great fotos! never too much action in a set! =) Thanks for dropping by!

Celeste hat gesagt…

Very dramatic shots, thanks for visiting my site.