22 May 19 Picking up from where I left off yesterday. Some of you will see the beauty in this and others of you won't. During my grade school years there was a daily panel in the comics section about 3" x4" titled something like "Walt Disney's True Life Adventure." I won't be quoted on the name although you get the idea. One year there were several back to back panels that dealt with forest fires. This was in the late 50s before everyone wanted to prevent all forest fires, something we now recognize as not a good idea. Anyway, one of the panels in the sequence specifically dealt with how fires thinned out the unhealthy trees while leaving the healthy ones O.K. That didn't mean they didn't suffer some damage, but that they survived the fire and now had a better environment for growing. Other panels in that series addressed the environmental advantages and reseeding. Today's submission is meant as a documentary photo vice something artistic. This shot was taken directly across the road from where I took yesterday's image. Both illustrate the fire damage, this one up close and personal, while yesterday's at a significant distance. You might want to compare them side-by-side. In both shots, but more so in today's, you can see that some trees were turned to cinders, some not crisp but still dead, and others are just fine. Nature has some amazing ways.
Other than some cropping and some required straightening due to sloppy photography, this is straight from the camera. Fire Damage Nikon D500; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 200; 1/640 sec @ f /9.