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    Resident Heretic Bruce Watson's Avatar
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    Sep 2003
    USA, North Carolina

    Re: Yosemite Report

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Watson View Post
    You don't have to imagine it -- there are live webcams like this one from near Tunnel View. That is mostly smoke with a little haze mixed in. A yellow filter won't help much with this stuff .

    I read a report that they cut the electricity off to at least some of the valley yesterday or today so that fire fighters could work under power lines. They are already risking their lives; no need to add falling live power lines to their workload.

    Oy. Poor Yosemite. Probably a lot of disappointed visitors this summer too. Sigh...
    And it looks like the web cameras are down now -- they are showing images from last Saturday.

    Bruce Watson

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    Preston Birdwell
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    Feb 2007
    Columbia, CA

    Re: Yosemite Report

    Here is an update on the Telegraph fire from our local news. Not Good.

    Telegraph Fire News from Sonora, CA

    Preston-Columbia CA

    "If you want nice fresh oats, you have to pay a fair price. If you can be satisfied with oats that have already been through the horse; that comes a little cheaper."

  3. #13

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    Dec 2007

    Re: Yosemite Report

    For daily reports from our National Interagency Fire Center go here:

    And as for smoke, I photograph near fires here in Alaska just for that effect on the sun and light. It can make for some beautiful light if one is distant enough from the fire to not be in danger. Like this image I took a couple years ago of smoke and sun.


    "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." -Douglas Adams-

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    Dec 2001
    San Joaquin Valley, California

    Re: Yosemite Report

    The aerial tankers have been flying out of the Fresno Air Attack Base all day fairly regularly.
    I steal time at 1/125th of a second, so I don't consider my photography to be Fine Art as much as it is petty larceny.
    I'm not OCD. I'm CDO which is alphabetically correct.

  5. #15

    Re: Yosemite Report

    Have my fingers crossed for lots of folks in the path of that fire.

    Two good sources of info for up to date status:

  6. #16

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    Oct 2005

    Re: Yosemite Report

    I hoping for the best for my friends within the fires' reach. Nature will get over the scar, but the lives in harms way are precious.

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    Photographer, Machinist, etc. Jeffrey Sipress's Avatar
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    Feb 2004
    Santa Barbara, CA

    Re: Yosemite Report

    "I knew this would happen after the glaciers melted and trees started growing there."

    Do you mean millions of years ago?

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