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Dawn Escape From Fire
Dawn Escape From Fire

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Challenge: Free Study 2008-10 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Sony DSLR-A300
Location: Sylmar, CA
Date: Oct 13, 2008
Aperture: 2.8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/13
Galleries: Landscape, Action
Date Uploaded: Oct 29, 2008

This was taken at about 6:45am half a block from my house. The little neighborhood that the fire was closing in on was being evacuated. Of course, I had to take the time to shoot some photos!

Place: 89 out of 394
Avg (all users): 6.0977
Avg (commenters): 6.6667
Avg (participants): 6.1277
Avg (non-participants): 6.0256
Views since voting: 1549
Views during voting: 248
Votes: 133
Comments: 10
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
11/07/2008 05:18:15 PM
5 - Good potential - wonder about various touch-ups in pp to enhance the image, including cloning out the parked car.
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11/06/2008 08:36:56 PM
As it burned, they tried to flee. They drove, they walked and ran, they scrambled any way they could away from the devastation.

It was humanity's way. The instinct of survival. For years, they moved on from their little hiding holes and places of sanctuary as the destruction advanced, found them, destroyed some more. Even as they continued to dwindle into smaller and smaller numbers, becoming more and more savage, territorial, and devolved in the centuries to follow, they survived.

In the end, that survival failed, but to the alien peoples that destroyed them, it was a testament to a will that astounded them. It had been hopeless, but they'd fought and struggled and hid and moved to the single last person alive.

The final piece of the earth burned, and they moved on, hoping to find a foe as worthy again.
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11/04/2008 11:51:19 PM
Terrible occasion. Fantastic shot. 10
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11/03/2008 09:34:04 AM
Dramatic shot and really one of the best in this challenge.
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11/03/2008 07:40:28 AM
The flames have ripped through the photo...the blurred cars in motion add to the urgency.
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11/02/2008 07:13:27 AM
Impressive image
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11/02/2008 04:16:52 AM
Wow that's dramatic.
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11/01/2008 01:46:34 PM
Wow, that's something else.
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11/01/2008 09:59:13 AM
OMG! That's horrifying :-(
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11/01/2008 03:10:56 AM
very dramatic
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