Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Monday, September 3, 2012

Destruction

While I was volunteering at that Mountain Shadows concert a couple of weeks ago, I had the chance to see some of the destruction from the wildfire. In places it's like nothing happened.
And 50 yards up the street you see what used to be a neighborhood.
Some of the scenes were surreal - here's something I saw on the sidewalk, a half-burned page from a book. How?
This is an unfortunate part of Our World this summer. And I'm stretching to make it work for Tina's PicStory's theme of I, "incredible destruction."

23 comments:

  1. Wow, seeing the burned house sure makes me grateful for what I have and sad for what others have lost.....the book page makes it personal too. I know their lives have changed.

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  2. What an amazing difference between the first and second shots! The page from the book does indeed ask many questions! Terrific captures for the day, Al! Hope you have a great Labor Day! Give Socks a pat for Sam and I!!

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  3. It's amazing what happens during nature disaters. The same thing with tornados, one house can be dstroyed and across the street not touched.

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  4. Massive destruction, very well captured.

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  5. EW! The fire caused so much destruction!

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  6. Yes, life is many a time a question of yards, if not to say of an inch. Moving find the piece of the page.

    Please have a good Tuesday.

    daily athens photo

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  7. I never like fire. It takes everything.
    High on Dartmoor they often burn some of the moor. Seems the ponies like to eat what is left of the vegetation after... hum...
    Thoughtful pics Al...
    x x x

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  8. Wow! the joy and sorrow all in one place ~ blessings to those people and animals for quick recovery ~ Great photos ~ (A Creative Harbor)

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  9. Very sad but makes interesting photo essay. You might like to contribute to Mandarin Orange Monday too:)

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  10. The fire had really done severe damage.
    Informativ pictures
    Mormor

    http://www.starbear.no/mormor/2012/09/04/tinas-picstory-66-i/

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  11. Wild fires are so destructive. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  12. Calling by from Our World Tuesday, what a sad scene of devastation!

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  13. Wow I don't think it's stretching it at all for Tina's theme. It is incredible destruction and the aftermath photos (and your words)really bring home how terrible it was, maybe even more than watching as it happened. And I appreciate your sharing.

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  14. We often complain of insignificant things - this destructive fire caused a massive displacement of people. To lose all is sobering...yet, the written word here is stronger than the fire. Perhaps saying to us that maybe all is not lost, if the paper survived the inferno, perhaps a thin sliver of hope will remain...

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  15. Charmer :-) and thank you x x x x x

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  16. That is incredible indeed!! .. sometimes it is so hard to understand what makes people to do what they are doing *sigh*

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  17. Yes, what an amazing difference between the first and second photos! So sad scene of destruction...

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  18. Thank you Al for the answer. I also love music but I don't play any instrument, differently of my mother that used to play the piano very well.

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  19. How horribly sad! The photos just wrench the heart. In the first shot though, that looks like some gorgeous lavender. I hope the burned areas bounce back and find such loveliness again, and the people who lost their homes will be blessed.

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  20. Yes- how!?! it reminds me about how random everything is, how random the life itself is.. and same as the contrast between the first photo and the other!

    It looks very bad, how bad the fire can be! :/

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