Fires in Los Angeles

I was a bit surprised by the Montecito fires only to find out shortly thereafter that Los Angeles County had fires of its own to deal with.

I was no where near the flames, but, like most people around me, it was the topic of discussion and the reason the TV was on.  I wasn’t effected but I know people who were.  (No doubt some of you reading this fall in that category in which case I hope things turned out all right in the end.)

I’m on travel in Minneapolis right now, however, here are a few quick shots I was able to cobble together remotely.

It got dark a little early with the smoke blocking out the setting sun.  Two shots were taken Saturday ca. sunset while the other shot was taken Sunday morning on the main drag in Marina Del Rey. 

Marina Del Rey during Los Angeles Fires,


 Sun Reflection in Side View - Marina Del Rey -


Couple walks in Marina Del Rey Ash -





The Hudson Valley Blaze

I haven’t been the best on keeping up on entries.

Last weekend was Halloween.  Every year, Historic Hudson Valley has the Blaze event.  The Blaze is a display of thousands of jack-o-lanterns on an historic site.  This year, it was the Van Cortlandt Manor.  It was amazing!  I’ll put a few shots here, but there will be several more posted to my photos area.

Historic Hudson Valley Blaze by Seth Hunter Perkins

Historic Hudson Valley Blaze by Seth Hunter Perkins - Wide Shot of House

Neighborhood Shots – The Burning Tree

The past few weeks, I’ve been trying to go out at night, when the streets are wet, to take photos around my neighborhood (see the “photos” link under the Main Menu).  The past few nights I’ve been particularly anxious to get some shots as the leaves have passed their peak and are falling quick, making some really interesting splashes of color.

I spent last evening with my friends, the Daures, down in Stamford.  When we took a walk, I seriously regretted not bring my tripod as their neighborhood has some interesting turns and windy paths.  Needless to say, when I got home (ca 1:00) I was too psyched to go to sleep.  I grabbed my tripod and walked the neighborhood until 3 or so.  Here are some of the shots I’ve pulled off the cards so far.  More are on the way.

Norwalk, CT - Burning Tree - by Seth Perkins

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