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gezginruh on November 23, 2008

Great capture! Greetings.GGR.

cbaisan on November 23, 2008

Thanks GGR, Regards, Chris

© PiGi'Franco on January 19, 2009

Interesting shot for a interesting experiment!

Ciao, PiGì.

cbaisan on January 19, 2009

Yes PiGì :) All the best, Chris

sugarbag1 on January 14, 2010

Seriously Dangerious Best Regards,David

sugarbag1 on January 14, 2010

Just having another look at your map and I see this photo is a long way from Belarus where we were in Sept just gone. I think where you took your photo the scenery in that area would be very beautiful Chris. Well in fact I think all over Russian is beautiful.I love looking at the little villages and walking around there streets.Alway magnificent vegy and flower garden, friendly people and not so friendly dogs until one gets to know them!!! :-)Regards,David

usfs79 on August 2, 2011

Another great shot Chris.

cbaisan on August 2, 2011

We burned an island in a bog in an experiment looking at carbon emissions from boreal forest fires. NASA and the Russians flew a helicopter through the convection column for smoke sampling - I heard it was a pretty rough ride...

usfs79 on August 2, 2011

Yep those kind of turbulence's can have you groveling in the cockpit, real quick.

Larry Workman QIN on September 19, 2011

Great capture Chris. I have worked on prescribed burns here on the southwest corner of the Olympic Peninsula (few of these now). We sometimes burned right up against standing old growth. The forests here are sometimes referred to as the asbestos forest. Of course, with prolonged dry spells they will burn. ~Larry

cbaisan on September 19, 2011

Thanks Larry. I spent several summers working on hotshot and helitack crews based in New Mexico. Never went up to Washington, but did see a lot of fire in California, Utah, Nevada, Idaho, and Montana. This forest surprised me because it didn't seem as if there was much fuel - just the lichen and a few shrubs. The pines are clean-boled with no ladder fuel.... but the lichen burns like napalm - very hot! The forests here are a bit like lodgepole forests in Yellowstone. There is lightning in the summer and huge areas burn but post-fire seeding is prolific so a new forest begins growing within a few years.

WALERY on September 28, 2012

Very impressive! Regards from Russia.Walera.

cbaisan on September 28, 2012

Спасибо Валера! This was many years ago and now new trees are growing on this island.

Wind Rider on October 23, 2012

Great shot in a great experiences, congrats !!!

cbaisan on October 28, 2012

Thanks Wind Rider, wishing you happy trails! Regards, Chris

© PiGi'Franco on January 6, 2013

A nice photo of a bad event, cbaisan! Like

Greetings from Italy. PiGì

cbaisan on January 6, 2013

It was a scientific experiment PiGì, looking at carbon cycle and gas emissions from forest fires which are a common and natural occurrence in these forests. Pleased you found it interesting.

Greetings from Arizona, Chris

Karolina Wadss on December 2, 2013

Good photo! Greetings

Horst Reisinger on February 1, 2014

Very great shot!


Greetins from Germany, Horst

cbaisan on February 1, 2014

Thanks Karolina and Horst! Pleased you found it interesting. Greetings from Arizona, Chris

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