Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Terrifying Skywatch

This was the view from our house yesterday afternoon. It's a classic pyrocumulus cloud from the local wildfire.
And here was the view as we evacuated this afternoon.
Homes were burning a few streets from us this afternoon. We're all safe, but I won't be responding to comments on the blog this week. Visit Skywatch Friday for more sky photos.

27 comments:

  1. Oh, Al! That looks terrifying!! I do hope you and your family are safe! Incredible, frightening captures!! Holding good thoughts for you!

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  2. I am so sorry - we are watching on the news daily and you are in our prayers.

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  3. The pyrocumulus is not the terrifying one, that is just the steam from the water dousing the fire, the second shot of the grey active fire cloud is the one that worries me. It is definitely better to preserve life than to protect property. My prayers go with you. Please, oh please stay safe.

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  4. Oh Al as soon as I heard about those fires I thought of you . Please be safe. Obviously don't worry about responding, but I just had to let you know you are in our thoughts.

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  5. Oh, my. I hope and pray that the fire is soon under control. Thank goodness y'all are safe.

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  6. Hi Al...Thanks for this update,and I see it is not a good one either!!
    I have been concerned for you and your family!! I do hope this turns out good for you!!
    Saw on the world news tonight pictures, and some of what's happening there!! Horrible!!
    That cloud is a like a bomb dropped, just unbelievable!!

    Prayers for you
    Grace

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  7. oh no! i saw the pics from yesterday too and hope your home will stay saved!!! all the best for you and your family!

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  8. That is true commitment to photo-blogging - taking shots as you're evacuated. I hope that you and family and your property all come through unscathed, and that the fires can be contained soon.

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  9. You have just made me feel lucky. I hope things get better for you.

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  10. Wow - how awful. Fingers crossed for you that the fire is controlled quickly and you are able to come home.

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  11. Oh, that looks dangerous, my hope is with you and care for yourself.

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  12. Our thoughts are with you. What an experience! Thank you for sharing this with us, and your photos are really something.

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  13. Oh wow, that looks scary. I hope you house is safe from the fire. Thanks for sharing, happy skywatching!

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  14. Stay Safe Al, didn't you just go through this last year??

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  15. I'm happy to know that you are safe because that truly does look scary. I hope all works out for those involved.

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  16. The smoke has been so thick here . . . I can't imagine what it must be like in the thick of it. Stay safe. We'll be thinking of you.

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  17. It looks like I could touch these puffy clouds. What a shot!
    JM Illinois

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  18. Great shots, but they look really scary. Please stay safe!!

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  19. Wonderful shots but what a price beauty ~ hope you are all safe and only minor problems for all concerned.

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  20. OMG, that is terrible. The thumbnail looks so beautiful though. Keep safe and i smiled because you can still always tag your camera with you. Take care.

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  21. Truly a terrifying skywatch post. Hope you and your loved ones are safe.

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  22. impressionnant ce nuage au premier cliché

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  23. I agree with Linda's comment - this shows true commitment to photo blogging! I was glad to see another post following this one to show that you're back home, safe and sound. Your photos of such a horribly devastating and tragic fire are definitely frightening.

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  24. Oh! That is terrible and scary, Al!
    I am so sorry to see these homes were burning a few streets from your house... I am glad you all are safe!

    I have a nice blog friend, Terry, that lives in CO and post some photos of the fires.
    If you have the time, his blogs is
    Moondance Ranch.

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