Friday, January 09, 2009

Photo Hunt #23: Aftermath


Photo Hunt #23: Aftermath, originally uploaded by airam94564.

I dont know if this is the aftermath of a controlled burning or a malicious fire, but I saw this on the third day of our road trip. This is inside Yosemite NP.

I will be posting random snaps from the road trip series, jumping from day 1 to day 3.

51 comments:

CRIZ LAI said...

From the look of the ground, it would have happened long time ago. I'm glad those trees survived the fire. :)

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Annie said...

Wow, that is such an interesting view. I agree, I'm glad the aftermath included the trees surviving.

Alan said...

I'm amazed at the sheer lunacy of people who start such fires deliberately to cause damage (as opposed to a managed burn). The trees survive about what about the wildlife?

Sue said...

A very dramatic looking photo! Poor trees, and creatures living in the forest :(

Lurch said...

Hi Maria
I am not sure whos blog I saw something similar but it was on SC.
Cool capture.
It will come to me LOL when I am 80...

Photo Cache said...

Lurch---that was me too. I posted this on SC initially :D

Carver said...

That's a good idea for the theme. Fire certainly leaves its aftermath in a forest.

jams o donnell said...

That was a serious blaze. I hope it wasn't a malicious fire. Happy WW

Pat said...

A very artistic shot!!

Happy Weekend.

Smalltown RN said...

That's and incredible photo.....so sad for the trees however....great for the theme...

Hildegarde said...

Oh oh, that doesn't look OK. Poor trees.

Bengbeng said...

i was once the target of arsonists too maybe like 5 years back. only the intervention of a passing motorist saved our lives. apparently it was for no other reason than a random target. the people who maliciously set off fires are crazy.

Pretty Life Online said...

Great post for this week!!!! Hope you can visit my corner too... Have a great weekend!

Dennis Villegas said...

Great capture, I hope no animals were hurt ;(

Blur Mommy said...

Great photo. Glad that the tree survive though.

SASSY MOM said...

Sure glad those trees survived the fire.

ian said...

my family and i were in yosemite about five years ago. it was where i saw my first snow =] it was a thrill for someone living in the tropics =]

i do hope this is one of those controlled fires started so that worse fires are avoided... else, i hope the perpetrators of the arson get caught asap =0

ps- yes, it is i who is in the second photo in my PH entry hehe

Napaboaniya said...

Seems to be the trees are having a change of bark. Hope soon, they'll be all tree and filled with fresh leaves :)

Luke Wiley said...

The fire must have had happened recently.

EastCoastLife said...

Poor trees. I hope they can survive despite what happened. They are too precious.

Bonggamom said...

I love Yosemite! We also see large sections of burnt trees along the way to Yosemite, so we think it must be a deliberate practice by park rangers.

backpacking philippines said...

yosemite? those are very old trees probably

YTSL said...

Wow... in any case, am glad the trees look to have survived okay!

George said...

What a fascinating picture.

marcia@joyismygoal said...

maybe it is a controlled burning of the underbrush

Leslie said...

Oh my gosh! I'm sorry to see this.

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Drowsey Monkey said...

Stunning photo. Glad to see those huge trees survived.

PastorMac's Ann said...

Really like this photo - so crisp. Great choice for the "aftermath" theme this week.

julie said...

Oh, what could have been a very green photo turned grim and sad :(

its a good thing the trees survived

the donG said...

wow! one of the best photo i've seen here. im doing two thumbs up right now for this photo.

standley said...

Fine capture Maria. Trees seem having survived the fire!

Mari said...

Controlled fires are usually done on open fields, not among trees. This was part of a fire that was snuffed just in time, perhaps, and these trees survived the conflagration.

mirage2g said...

The poor trees! Would have been burned or just caught fire from lightning? Anyway, a photo that does send a sad story.

PowersTwinB said...

What a great photo for this weeks theme word! I suppose it was an act of nature maybe? My hunt is up please come and visit

Biker Betty said...

While it's heartbreaking seeing trees burn, they do say it helps the forests in the long run. Wish it didn't work that way. Great choice for this theme.

Have a great weekend!

June said...

Always depressing to see...safe travels!

kikamz said...

what a sad sight! but at least the trees survived. hope the wildlife did too. mine is posted here.

enjoy the weekend!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

This is a great post for aftermath!

Astrid said...

A great set of pictures again, love it.

Louis said...

Great pics down memory lane since I last took a look. Road trips can be very interesting, especially with a camera.

paoruiz said...

these trees are survivors. =)

Judy said...

I love the way the trees are partially blackened, so that they will live to sprout again.
Thanks for sharing!

Ginnie said...

And yet they still stand brave and tall, as though nothing had scarred them!

my gulch said...

very appropriate for the "aftermath" theme. i am a fan of dead-trees, dead-looking ones, or anything with branches-no-leaves-trees if you know what i mean. they just seem so melancholic to me or at least very moody. this would be brilliant in monochrome (just a thought).

Joy said...

Could you still smell the smoke? I'm looking forward to the rest of your photos!

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me ann my camera said...

I dropped by to see your skywatch, but I am intrigued by this photo capture of the trees.... beautiful!!

shaker said...

Great composition !

mimi said...

awww.. i hope the trees will grow back..

Heart of Rachel said...

I feel sorry for those poor trees. I hope they can still survive despite the damages.

Marites said...

poor trees! I hope this will not happen again to them. That's an interesting capture on your pic.