sorry for the quality, it was shot through the window of the car, there was no possibility to get out...
Facts from the 2007 Greek wildfires from www.greeceinflames.org
. 6.000 fires burst out across the whole country between July and August 2007
. 74 deaths
. More than 2,500,000 acres of forest along with 400.000 acres of agricultural production turned to ash, and numerous burned animals.
. 120 burned villages
. 2.850 houses destroyed.
. The fires caused damage estimated at around 5 billion euros
Crete is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands, the fifth-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, and one of the thirteen administrative regions of Greece. It forms a significant part of the economy and cultural heritage of Greece while retaining its own local cultural traits (such as its own dialect, poetry, and music). Crete was the centre of the Minoan civilization (c. 2700–1420 BC), the earliest "high culture" civilization in Europe, which built the first palaces in Europe
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marina7 (8055) 2012-05-24 12:33
we suffered this nightmare too, I still remember breathing in the smoke from forest fires for almost the whole summer a couple of years ago, terrible experience. But your photo is beautiful despite the grim subject and technical difficulties. I like the documentary feel about it.
trevormoffiet (3112) 2012-05-25 1:26
Although you are apologetic about the quality, there are many elements to like in this image.I like the scale and perspective of the composition from the near fire to the distant fire. I like the wires and poles disappearing into the smoke and I like the winding road disappearing around the corner into the fire.
notrap (5973) 2012-05-25 3:20
und was zum Teufel hast du auf dieser Straße zu suchen?
Wolltest Du Deiner Lust am Abenteuer nachgehen? Sind die Straßen nicht schon kilometerweit vorher gesperrt? Wusste Deine Frau wo Du bist?
Abgesehen davon, solche Fotos gehören auch unbedingt zu TE. Vielleicht werde ich demnächst mal eins von der Überschwemmung im Osnabrücker Land hochladen.
Grüße von Elvira
PecoBud (3824) 2012-05-26 13:55
In California we actually have a wildfire season; crazy huh? Dangerous but effective photo with flames and smoke. Even though this was shot through your window it still is impressive and pretty good clarity. Excellent POV and presentation Janos.
TFS........Your Friend from California........Buddy
jlbrthnn (76037) 2012-05-28 4:18
Under conditions where the photo was taken, it is a good performance. This is an interesting and impressive. An excellent report. Bravo.
Have a nice day
Nard (6972) 2012-06-07 12:46
Impressive picture, not so bad because it gives us a real emotion and we can feel what appends. Impossible to stop and to take a picture, it could be a very good shot
- Copyright: Janos Sofalvi (joso) (2417)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-07-29
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D-90, 18-105mm 3.5 - 5.6G ED AF-S VR Nikkor
- Exposure: f/5.3, 1/8 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-24 11:45