Created 7-Sep-10
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The Fourmile Canyon Wildfire which sparked on Labor Day 2010 above the city of Boulder, Colorado. It was very bittersweet capturing this, beautiful, yet at the same time all I could think of is all the people who are losing their homes, and whose lives have forever been changed....

It seems that one of my photos is in the process of going viral on Twitter. Talk about bittersweet. I wish that I would never have had to photograph this to begin with. But as someone once said "even in her greatest destruction, Mother Nature is still beautiful", while true, it is also incredibly sad....

All images © John De Bord 2010

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Category:Scenic
Subcategory:Landscapes
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Boulder Aflame-04092

Boulder WIldfire-04113

Boulder WIldfire-04113

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Wildfire Winds-04124

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Longs Peak In Smoke-04029

Burning Skies Above Boulder-04120

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Foothills On Fire-04106

Foothills On Fire-04106

Skies Of Hell-03960

Skies Of Hell-03960

Smoke ALong The Front Range Rockies-04016

Smoke ALong The Front Range Rockies-04016

Smoke Along The Ridge-03971

Smoke Along The Ridge-03971

Dantes Inferno-04097

Dantes Inferno-04097

Flareup-04103

Flareup-04103

Fire Above Boulder-04111

Fire Above Boulder-04111

Hells Silhouette-03991

Hells Silhouette-03991

Burning Dusk-03805

Burning Dusk-03805

Smokey Sunset Over Boulder-03794

Smokey Sunset Over Boulder-03794

The Lone Smoker-03755

The Lone Smoker-03755

Smokey Sunburst-03835

Smokey Sunburst-03835

The Fire On The Ridge-04023

The Fire On The Ridge-04023

The Burning Hills-04026

The Burning Hills-04026

Hot Ash Of The Wildfire-04040

Hot Ash Of The Wildfire-04040