Friday, November 16, 2007

Smoke down

It went down in smoke
There was a fire down south of New Orleans that was smoldering as the sun went down last night. Add to that a pretty stiff wind blowing in a cold front and you've got an interesting sunset. The sunset enjoyed having a new paintbrush to mix its red and ochre pallet upon.

The commuting traffic was treated to quite and aerial display.

--steve buser

Lagniappe
The mud is still flying near Houston. It's the same old guys slinging it. And it kept us rolling in our seats. Today on Pixel Eyed.

14 comments:

Gwen said...

quite blinding sky color from the portal :). At first I thought you did something for photoshop. Great shot.

Strangetastes said...

Wonderful picture. It makes N.O. look like the antechamber of Hell. I'm sure a number of preachers have made the same comment about the Big Easy, building fire or not.

Wanda said...

Extraordinary shot. The contrast of the blaze and the buildings. Sad the fire...beautiful and photo.

Jilly said...

What an incredible photograph. Fabulous.

Karola&Pamp said...

Awesome photo Steve!!!
Welcome to the hell ;))
Greetings from Wroclaw

Moi said...

phew!!!! hope no one got hurt in that fire.......it sure gives a dramatic touch ot the sunset and we are enjoying the cold front here in Fl too :)

Waldo Oiseau said...

A fire? That's not good! Just got back from a great weekend trip to Nola at the beginning of Nov!

Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

What a sight! Beautiful and frightening.

Jules said...

Great effect i assume from your comments you have enhanced the colours. It reminds me of a painting I saw of the Great Fire of London.

Rambling Round said...

Quite a firey display!

NorthBayPhoto said...

Wow! Fantastic photo.

rich said...

Incredible, awe-inspiring colour capture...
Planet Earth Daily Photo
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Andrée said...

After all that the people there have suffered, I would think that a fire that large would be scary for them. Powerful shot.

• Eliane • said...

I am always amazed at how fires make for such gorgeous picture. Wonderful capture, Steve. I just hope it was not too serious.