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In an area I hike quite often, a wildfire has begun.

Starting Monday evening the burn began in the early afternoon. By Tuesday, 400 acres were on fire with only 5% containment. Wednesday, 1,000 acres with 5% containment.

We'll have to wait and see what happens in the days to come. But rest assured two great areas to go and hike are going to be very interesting subjects once this fire is over.

Oh, and the glowing haze is the smoke rolling off the hillside. The fire's color and the long exposure create the red blanket of smoke.

Update: As of Friday 5/18/2012 the fire has grown to 7,300 acres.

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zumaipair Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Dear author! I added this your photo to one album on my page in Russian Social Net, because I like it very much, and I wanted to share it with my Russian friends. Will you allow and forgive me for this, or should I delete this wonderful photo from the album? 
Waiting for an answer.
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Professional Photographer
Again, just please give me credit for taking the photo :D
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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hi there! I've used the title of this piece in a poem for my Found Poetry Project Heart
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Professional Photographer
Cool!  Glad you like it :D  And I really like the poem!  Great job.  I sure can't write like that lol :D

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SilverInkblot Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
It's a fun form, and found poems are great for beginners if you ever feel like trying your writing skills :la:
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Funnycreature Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
So dramatic, I like it very much.
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
Good! I'm glad to hear it :) And thank you very much :D
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funygirl38 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning if scary shot. Love the colors and the clarity here. Such a beautiful scene, sad that it's also devastating.
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you and yes it is. Fortunately though the fire is a great way to create new and healthy growth! It was much needed but sad that it happened to such a vast area.
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amaranth333 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Its amazing how beautiful something so devastating can be. I learned a couple of weeks ago that a place I use to live and still love to visit to hike and camp, is battling wildfires. It is just incredibly sad that so many have broken out.
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
yeah it has been such a dry year. We finally have been getting some rain this weekend but of course I was camping trying to take pics the whole time. But I shot some really moody stuff which I think will turn out great! Where are you from?
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amaranth333 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I live in Texas now, but lived in New Mexico for too short a time when I was younger.
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
Got ya. How is texas?
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amaranth333 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry just now replying. Right now its rainy, which we've been needing.
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galactica1actual Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Student Photographer
That glow is so eerie. Hope the guys fighting the fires stay safe.
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
They did and the fire is now out. It burned about 12 square miles.
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awesome43 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
Wildfires are so destructive. This is really a great photo to depict how it really looks.
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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awesome43 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
You are welcome.
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Toki47 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely impressive... :D The lights of the fire are so fascinating!
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much :) I just stopped the lens down a bit to get the star effect. Glad you like it.
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LAlight Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
Whoa!! :faint:
Insane, Jake...one of the best wildfire shots I've seen.
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much :boogie: I was very happy to be able to go out and get a couple shots. I pleased you like it! I figured I won't be getting another chance for quite awhile, I'm hoping. And the only other wildfire shots I have seen I really don't compare to. Such as [link]
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LAlight Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
Haha...oh yeah, I remember that shot. Already had that one in my faves!
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
Ah go figure :)
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Mad-Mountain Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great picture. Amazing colors in the sky. the strong contrast between the brightness of the fire and the dark of the trees really made this one pop.
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks a lot man! I'm glad you like it :)
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marsMGphotography Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
beautiful, but be safe.
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
Lol, will do and thanks mom ;)
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marsMGphotography Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
ok, I may not correct someone's English mistakes, but I WILL bitchslap you if you ever call me mom again!
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Photographer
Hahaha!!! Ok ok I won't, promise.
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marsMGphotography Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
good....good.

;)
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1001G Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
another fire out of control...I wish they would send out enough resources to these so it would not get so far out of control. Great shot tho
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
We were just talking about that the other day. Those guys fighting those fires are pure bad asses though. I have a lot of respect for them after seeing them peel out of the woods at about 10pm looking absolutely worn out. And thank you for the comment :)
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1001G Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Anyone in that line is to be admired for sure because Im not cut out for it. and your welcome
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
I hope that I am but wouldn't sign up for it. They make great money but lose half their year to nothing but work work work.
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1001G Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
and sometimes their lives
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional Photographer
very true.
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Speck2 Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful photo, horrible thing, we have wildfires raging also.
Cindy
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Professional Photographer
It is in all ways you just mentioned and I hope everyone is ok out your way!
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Speck2 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much!!!
Cindy
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XxRandomkiwixX Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
Omg I love this high quality.
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional Photographer
Well thank you! :D You know if you'd like a high quality fine art print, I'm available.
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