Fire in the Sky

Uploaded: October 28, 2003 06:49:20


Patricia A. Kuniega October 28, 2003

It's a beautiful image Mary-Ella, but so sad to think of what you're all going through. Hope you will keep safe! #70144

Paul Coco level-deluxe October 28, 2003

Sad for the conditions that created this. That doesn't change the fact that this is a gorgeous image. Stay safe. #248165

Lori Ditlefsen October 28, 2003

Very pretty shot Mary-Ella. #248191

Susie Peek-Swint October 28, 2003

A beautiful shot Mary-Ella, but sad it had to be created from the destruction. I echo the others in saying take care! #248296

Charlene Bayerle October 28, 2003

Beautiful image Mary-Ella!! And sad at the same time. Yes, for sure, stay safe!! #248309

Mary-Ella Bowles level-deluxe October 28, 2003

Thanks for your comments everyone, and for your concern. I live in "metro" San Diego, so the danger was much less here than in the outskirts (though on that first day, the heavy black smoke overhead sure made it seem closer than the few miles that separated us from the fire zone). Things look and feel more normal in this area today, but I simply can't comprehend the total magnitude of property destruction in southern California so far. How do you provide for more than a thousand families who have lost virtually everything?? It boggles the mind.... The good news is that many people want to help - the Red Cross had more volunteers yesterday than they could organize. So there will be ongoing opportunities in the weeks to come to help out. #248314

Damian P. Gadal October 28, 2003

It's creepy - the sky was blood red this morning - the air is a pasty brown/grey this morning, you can hardly see the sun or breath - and people's eyes are burning....

I hope they get these fires out soon! If we get any rain this winter you can bet on massive flooding! #248321

clifton Mair October 28, 2003

Beautiful photograph! #248373

Brinn MacDougall October 28, 2003

I'm glad you captured this moment..I've stayed indoors..Damian..summed up the have added a bit of beauty to total destruction.. #248599

Evy Johansen level-classic October 28, 2003

Great shot, Mary-Ella! Keep safe, all of you! #248894

Karen Engelbreth October 29, 2003

Beautiful image Mary-Ella! #249775

Claudia Kuhn level-classic November 17, 2003

Congratulations Mary-Ella! This is an interesting photo as it's amazing that the smoke made such a yellowish haze! #270491

Dottie Shepherd November 17, 2003

Congrats, Mary-Ella!!! #270500

Stephen Zacker November 17, 2003

Congratulations Mary-Ella. A very beautiful image! #270600

Charlene Bayerle November 17, 2003

Congratulations, Mary-Ella!!!!
Good luck in the finals. #270937

Evy Johansen level-classic November 17, 2003

Many congratulations, Mary-Ella! #271182

Darren K. Fisher November 17, 2003

This is very pretty Mary-Ella, a big congrats to you. #271183

Stanley J. Contrades November 17, 2003

Congratulations, Mary-Ella, as a finalist and here's to more of them in the finals!
Stan (a.k.a. Maka) #271343

Mary-Ella Bowles level-deluxe November 17, 2003

Thanks everyone, for your very kind words and congrats. I'm pleased to have made the finals with this photo. :-)))) #271354

Lori Ditlefsen November 17, 2003

Congrats Mary-Ella! #271427

Gunther Allen November 17, 2003

Congratulations Mary-Ella. THis is the first time I've seen this one! I think it is well deserved being picked as a finalist!- G #271488

Nicole Boenig-McGrade November 18, 2003

Congratulations, Mary!!! What a wonderful image! Meditative. Cheers from West Australia. #271641

Kathleen Clemons November 18, 2003

Beautiful, Mary-Ella. Congrats to you!! #271738

Ann Texter November 18, 2003

Beautiful photograph! Congrats on the finals! #273162

Damian P. Gadal November 18, 2003

Congrats Mary-Ella! :-) #273675

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