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The Station Fire part 2

Day two of fire chasing kept me far away from the actual flames. Instead I headed over to the new Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook in Culver City to do some time lapse photography on the smoke movement. I set up in a shady spot and let the camera go for some 40 minutes. Here is the result:

Parking there is the rather steep $8. Having paid that I decided to wait it out till sunset which was about two hours away. I discreetly shot a few pictures of the people around the overlook as well as views away from the fire.

The glint of the Pacific Ocean silhouettes Santa Monica

The glint of the Pacific Ocean silhouettes Santa Monica

A couple takes in the ominous sight

A couple takes in the ominous sight

People rest and take in the sights from the overlook as the sun sets on a smoky LA Basin

People rest and take in the sights from the overlook as the sun sets on a smoky LA Basin

The sun nears the horizon over a very orange and smoky Santa Monica

The sun nears the horizon over a very orange and smoky Santa Monica

I set up for another timelapse, this time as the sun set:

As darkness fell the fire lines became visible over the city

As darkness fell the fire lines became visible over the city

Once it became dark I finished up a few shots and called it a day. I hope the fire gets contained soon. I can’t recall ever seeing such a massive fire here. Best of luck to the firefighters.

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