Wildfire Art

An approximate six week 120,000 acre wildfire in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson, Arizona (known as the Big Horn Fire) revealed a number of unique photogenic opportunities. One result for me, as a photographer, was the mix of early morning smoke and the rising sun against a backdrop of the numerous foothill canyon ridges. The outcome was surprisingly beautiful impressionistic images, but also other images of mile high multi-colored billowing smoke contrasted against seemingly small and overwhelmed aircraft dropping fire retardant. I have shared around 25 of these images in my appropriately-named Wildfire Art sub-gallery. I invite your visit to that gallery to learn about the artistic impact these images convey! You are also encouraged to share your thoughts after seeing this gallery.