Lori Carey Photography

Friday, October 26, 2007


It's been a long, busy two weeks. The Coyote Canyon run was a fantastic trip, and I had just finished processing most of the photos from that and getting ready to blog about it when a friend I hadn't seen a few months had some time to get out and really wanted to go play in my jeep. I can't resist going out for an adventure with Marie because we always have so much fun together, so off we went.

The short version of the story is that while I was out photographing abandoned, fire-ravaged homes, we saw one of the San Diego county wildfires break out. The adventurous trip to get back home then began, and some extremely stressful days have since followed. Talk about irony.

I couldn't face processing the photos I had taken until today. It was just too heartbreaking and too much of a reminder of the fires that continue to burn out of control today.

So I've processed my first photo from the batch; it is one of my favorites and I think it shows what draws me to photograph these homes in ruins. I can only wonder about the despair homeowners must feel to walk away from some of these locations rather than rebuild.

So, I'll write about the rest of the day when I have the heart to finish processing the photos. And I'll get the trip report from our Coyote Canyon run posted over the weekend.

That's all for right now.

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