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The Beginning of the End by Jacob-Routzahn The Beginning of the End by Jacob-Routzahn
The winds picked up and the fire built strength. Over night it fed on 20,000 acres and over a hundred homes. Days later, it still isn't satisfied and continues to engulf everything in it path.

Now up to 52,000 acres and fighting off 1,200 fire fighters, the future is undetermined. The only fact is that this is just the beginning of the end.

P.S. Those are not clouds. Everything from the haze in the foreground to the huge stacks of clouds are smoke from the fire.

All images are ęcopyright Jacob Lynn Routzahn. You may not replicate, use, manipulate, modify, print, or any other form of editing to my work without my permission. All rights reserved.
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glassocean Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh WoW! That has such a high altitude feeling to it. Those translucent gold fringed clouds almost give me a feeling of vertigo.
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
Haha, don't be standing close to any drop off if you look at this pic! :D
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Trashins Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks :)
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luis-costa Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great capture
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
Thanks
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MurielLeeJones Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
great pic, those smoke clouds are beautiful, in a terrible sort of way.
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
Exact same words went through my head as well.
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PeterJCoskun Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
It's amazing how something so destructive can look so beautiful. Wildfires are no joke, and we already had a few big ones. Hopefully though we won't get any as bad as last year. It's been WAY too dry out here. The colors you picked up in the clouds are great and the haze adds some depth.
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Jacob-Routzahn Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
Wish I could say those were clouds. Unfortunately that is the smoke rolling off the now 52,000 acre fire :( But it is eerily beautiful and thank you for the comment. I wish I could've come on your last trip man. Your shots are turning out fantastic!
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