Fire on the Island

Fire on the Island.
Anyone that knows me, knows that St. George Island is a special place to me as is Apalachicola. This past weekend, according to articles I have read, show that a careless individual decided to burn leaves with dry and windy conditions. A fairly large wooded portion of the island to the east of the bridge burned. Thankfully there were no injuries and no homes lost. A person has been charged for the act. A problem that will effect the wildlife some is that this is the peak of the migration of songbirds from the south. Many stop at St. George Island as they arrive from over the Gulf of Mexico. They depend on the insects and seeds in that area for their journey north. Fortunately, it was limited to an area in the middle of the island and there is still plenty of land around it to support the birds. Folks, just take a minute and think about “worst case” scenarios when you are going to burn. The most important thing isn’t what is looking back at you in the mirror. Your decisions and actions can have a much greater effect than you imagine.
Today’s image is one I did a couple years ago of the full moon behind the Lighthouse on St. George Island. Evelyn and I chased the moon that night setting it behind the lighthouse for about an hour. This is a single frame and not a composite image.
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD lens on a Nikon D-800, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 3200, shutter speed of 1/250th of a second, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronImageMasters

6 Responses to “Fire on the Island”

  1. Very nice! And definitely important about the burning. It’s amaxing how often folks forget aboit possible consequences when doing a burn.

  2. lilybug1960 Says:

    Thanks, I agree.

  3. Wish people were more careful.

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