As you may have heard, for the last few days large fires have been burning in the Santa Cruz mountains overlooking Adobe HQ. Quite a few of our colleagues live in or over the hills, but fortunately no one on the Photoshop team has (as far as I know) had to evacuate. Bryan Hughes didn’t sleep well on Thursday night, I know, with the fire half a mile from his house (shoes on, cats in hand).
I mention it because on my way to an air show yesterday, I snaked through the mountains via some back roads and was surprised to see a very large and imposing Chinook helicopter barreling towards our car, on its way to reload water from the pond right behind me. I pulled over and popped off a few frames that may be of interest to other aviation nerds. Included in the set is the swift, violent, helicopter-borne death of a white Jeep Cherokee. (Yeah, it blowed up real goood!) Plumes of smoke from the mountains are visible in a few of the shots.
As for other fire-related photography, I honestly can’t compete with things like this.