Dave Bullock / eecue

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The Station Fire - One Year Later

Roughly one year ago a huge fire tore through Southern California burning over 160,000 acres of forestland. When it first started, I took photos of the Station Fire blazing through our local mountains.

A few weeks ago, and almost exactly a year after the Station Fire was extinguished, Penelope and I went for a drive up Angeles Crest Highway. The route we usually take, through Pasadena/La Cañada is still closed, but we were able to access the forest going in the back way.

The bad news is, much of the forest has been burnt to a crisp. The good news is that there is life everywhere and the forest will return eventually. Here are a few photos I shot of the forest coming back to life:

Life Coming Back

Life Coming Back

Dried Yucca And Clouds on Angeles Crest Highway

Dried Yucca And Clouds on Angeles Crest Highway

Burnt Bushes

Burnt Bushes

The Backroad Up To Angeles Crest

The Backroad Up To Angeles Crest

The Sun Above A Charred, But Greening Landscape

The Sun Above A Charred, But Greening Landscape

The photos above were created with a Canon 5D Mark II, 16-35mm f/2.8 L lens, 3x +2/-2/0 EV bracketed RAW exposures, combined with Photomatix 4.0