We drove by this property that had a ton of old vehicles. It is hard to tell in the pictures, but the ground is covered in ash. The tires on all of the cars have been melted off. Not shown is the house which was just a foundation. A lot of people around the state are losing everything that they own, and this is only the beginning of what is already a very early fire season.
Dahl fire damage
Today, I continued to cover the fires, but I didn’t get a chance to take pictures. So after work I headed over to Shepherd and stmbled upon this pasture and barn.
Shepherd Barn 1
Shepherd Barn 2
It looks like it is going to be a late night so I am going to have to just post a couple of iPhone pics that I took of the Ash Creek fire in Southeast Montana .
For safety, We were removed from the fire before we saw if the firefighters were able to save the house. They were a really nice and friendly family, so I really hope the firefighters were able to save their house.
Today , I went up to Roundup to cover the Dahl fire. The devastation that a wildfire causes is overwhelming. Peoples houses were burned. Livestock was killed – some were still alive and badly suffering. Here are a few HDRs that I took while covering the fire. You can watch my video of the fire here: http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/dahl-fire-putting-lives-and-livestock-in-danger/vmix_ac16d444-b7ec-529f-b91c-d385494609eb.html.
Horses graze in a prairie near the Dahl wildfire along Highway 381.
Smoke rises over a ranch along Highway 381.
A wild fire burned through the underbrush of the wooded area along Harper Coulee Rd.
It looks like fire season has arrived early and it is going to shape into a pretty nasty one. I will be heading to the pictured fire — which is in Roundup — tomorrow.
I’m not feeling so hot today, so I was lazy with my daily shot, in order to make up for it, I am including two Yellowstone shots from last weeks trip.
I’m not feeling so hot so I am being lazy.
Mammoth Hot Springs
An unkown lake in Yellowstone
Today, I had a maternity shoot with Lindsey and her husband Mike. They were a great couple who are about to have their first child – a daughter. Here are a few photos from today’s shoot.
Lindsey’s maternity shoot 1
Lindsey’s maternity shoot 2
Lindsey’s maternity shoot 3
Lindsey’s maternity shoot 4
Lindsey’s maternity shoot 5
Lindsey’s maternity shoot 6