Monday, August 31, 2009

Rancho Palos Verdes Brush Fire

A brush fire that broke out at 7:55 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27 in the Portuguese Bend area of Rancho Palos Verdes, burned 230 acres. This is the city I live, so I went out with Nikon D700 and the Nikkor 70-200 VR f/2.8 lens to capture images of the fire.

My main problem was that I did not take the tripod. I had no idea how big the fire was and if I had to evacuate the area in a minute's notice. In retrospect, I should have taken it and placed in the trunk of my car, just in case I could have used it - next time there is a news event. It was very hard to shoot at very low speeds even with a VR lens.

The whole story of the fires is here. All the pictures of the fire that I kept, can be seen in my Photo Gallery or in the Slide Show Format.

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