Photo Comp, Jul-Sep 2015: Fire

21 Jul 2015 20:25 - 28 Jul 2015 09:07 #64617 by Smurfatefrog
This is the thread for the 3rd round of the 2015 photo competitions. The theme is Fire, anything fire related, natural fires or firebreaks, or effects of them!

Photos should be uploaded to the following album:
www.vertical-endeavour.com/gallery/drakensberg/featured-images/fire-jul-sep-2015.html

Guidelines for the competition:
* Give your entry a creative title which adds to the appeal of the image.
* When you have uploaded your entry, post a downscaled copy of your image to this thread, together with your title, and a link to the image, as well as a description of where the shot was taken from, and the story behind the photograph.
* Photos do not need to be limited to the actual time period for this round.
* One entry per member.
* Closing date for entries: 30 September 2015
* Winner announcement date: 12 October 2015

Theme plan for 2015:
Jan-Mar: Peak Perspectives - Cathedral Peak ( winner Serious tribe )
Apr-Jun: Cave Comforts ( winner Sabine )
Jul-Sep: Fire
Oct-Dec: Green

How to enter an image





How to vote
To vote go here

Click on Image Rating below the image
Give it 1 to 5 stars
Then click next to keep going through all the photos

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Last edit: 28 Jul 2015 09:07 by Smurfatefrog.

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27 Jul 2015 12:20 - 27 Jul 2015 12:30 #64665 by Riaang
Hi Smurf,

Not working on my side, I clicked (both left and right) on the image and nothing is happening. Not sure on how to get the link going, so will upload the image and tell the story.

Smurf edit:
www.vertical-endeavour.com/gallery/drakensberg/featured-images/fire-jul-sep-2015/run-fire,-run-1125.html



We did a hike in the Injasuthi area last year August. As we went up the Trojan wall towards UIC we saw a lot of smoke in the valley below. Later that afternoon we were watching the fire spread accross a large part of the lower Berg and advancing towards up. I took the photo with my cellphone (hence the poor quality image) from the cave. Our concern was the next day as we went down Leslies pass. There was a lot of smoke all the way down, and at the bottom we were walking pass still burning sections. Lots of smoking trees closer to Injasuthi camp. Apparently somebody set the rubbish dump in camp alight and this fire then raced up towards the escarpment. The camp staff actually had to pull some cars away from the edge of the parking area with a tractor for fear they would be set alight. From the cave that night we could see this long golden line burning all along the top of the lower berg. Beautiful, but scary!

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Last edit: 27 Jul 2015 12:30 by Smurfatefrog. Reason: added link
The following user(s) said Thank You: Serious tribe

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28 Jul 2015 03:02 #64671 by Serious tribe
Interesting shot.

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28 Jul 2015 07:26 - 28 Jul 2015 10:14 #64672 by Papa Dragon

Hi Smurf
I can't seem to get my pic into the gallery either, please help!
Here's my entry


www.vertical-endeavour.com/gallery/drakensberg/featured-images/fire-jul-sep-2015/from-the-ashes-1128.html

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Last edit: 28 Jul 2015 10:14 by Papa Dragon.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Drakensbergie, andrew r

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28 Jul 2015 09:09 #64676 by Smurfatefrog

Hi Smurf
I can't seem to get my pic into the gallery either, please help!
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Hi Roger

I have added instructions in the first post, see if that works for you.
I'd rather you uploaded it yourself so it comes up as a "Papa Dragon" image rather than mine

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28 Jul 2015 10:15 #64677 by Papa Dragon

Hi Roger

I have added instructions in the first post, see if that works for you.
I'd rather you uploaded it yourself so it comes up as a "Papa Dragon" image rather than mine


Thanks Merv, sorted!

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20 Sep 2015 11:06 #65152 by Smurfatefrog
Only 10 days left to get entries in, we only have two far!

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20 Sep 2015 18:33 - 20 Sep 2015 18:33 #65155 by ghaznavid
My entry is "Smoky Starling" (because Thaba Ngwangwe is Zulu for "the mountain of the Pied Starling")


Taken at Bushman's Nek in July last year on a hike with Fitness and Hobbit. There was a massive fire in Lesotho behind Thaba Ngwangwe that Friday. We slept in Bushman's Cave and woke up to a beautiful clear morning. We went on to do Saddle Nek Pass that day, slept in Mzimude Cave and came down Mzimude Pass the following morning. We used a rather steep grassy gully to get back from the ridge south of the Hidden Valley.

Funny enough - myself and Kliktrak were back on that ridge this weekend. Hike writeup to follow some time soon.

My other contender was Fiery Dog - but I opted not to go with this one. Taken in winter last year when myself and Hobbit tried to do Mlambonja Pass as a day hike, only to be turned back by a large fire:


The fire raging about an hour before the above photo:

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Last edit: 20 Sep 2015 18:33 by ghaznavid.

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28 Sep 2015 16:03 #65204 by tonymarshall
After descending Ships Prow Pass, we were hiking along the Contour Path towards Blind Man’s Corner, and passed the Monk’s Cowl Fire Team who were block burning the ridge above the Contour Path between Cowl Fork and Blind Man’s Corner. Champagne Castle, Monk’s Cowl and Cathkin Peak are in the background.



www.vertical-endeavour.com/gallery/drakensberg/featured-images/fire-jul-sep-2015/champagne-and-fire-1142.html

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29 Sep 2015 20:20 #65239 by Smurfatefrog
Only 4 entries so far, one day left to submit

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