Monday, April 02, 2007

Prescribed Burning Pt. 2




This photograph illustrates the intensity of the fire as it races through the tall dry grass. The rising heat waves impart a watercolor effect to this photograph.




The fire burns out quickly leaving behind a seemingly charred waste land



Upon closer examination the new grass sprouts only have their tips scorched.
Moments after the fire passed I placed my hand on the ground and found it cool to the touch. Within days the entire field will be covered with lush new growth, providing food to a variety of wildlife.

3 comments:

photowannabe said...

I was surprised to read that the ground was cool to the touch. But it makes sense since its such a fast flash fire.
Enjoyed the story-telling pictures.

Chad Oneil said...

I like the distortion the heat wave causes. The burnt path looks like a road.

Kekiinani said...

That is really amazing that the ground can cool off that quickly and that the new plant life was barely touched. Love your top image. It is really cool that water color effect.. that the heat waves created.. Thanks for sharing.. :)