Documentary Photography of Griffith Park Fire on May of 2007

Photos of the Griffith Park fire of 2007 by Jordan Reece Halsey. Shot with a Powershot S3 on Cazador Street in Mount Washington, Los Angeles

The Griffith Park Fire of 2007

These are photographs of the Griffith Park fire that happened on May 10, 2007. I was at my house in Glassell Park on the top of the hill when a friend came over and told me a fire had started in Griffith Park. There was a small fire visible, and I had grabbed my small Canon S3, my only digital camera at the time. While we were standing outside staring at what was at first an isolated smaller fire, we saw a palm tree explode. I had never seen anything really like it. Like a fireball launched from a catapult, it arced high into their and flew quite far, exploding again on impact into a shower of sparks. Very quickly, the hillside erupted in the large fire that I captured here.

Documentary Photograph of 2007 Griffith Park Fire
Photos of the Griffith Park fire of 2007 by Jordan Reece Halsey. Shot with a Powershot S3 on Cazador Street in Mount Washington, Los Angeles
Documentary Photograph of 2007 Griffith Park Fire
Photos of the Griffith Park fire of 2007 by Jordan Reece Halsey. Shot with a Powershot S3 on Cazador Street in Mount Washington, Los Angeles
Photos of the Griffith Park fire of 2007 by Jordan Reece Halsey. Shot with a Powershot S3 on Cazador Street in Mount Washington, Los Angeles

We stood there for several hours as the sky darkened and watched the fire grow larger and larger. I had seen other fires in Griffith Park or within the hills of the city, but the sheer size of this fire within the middle of the city was a stark sight. Los Angeles Magazine has an interesting article looking at the fire that is worth reading.

Photos of the Griffith Park fire of 2007 by Jordan Reece Halsey. Shot with a Powershot S3 on Cazador Street in Mount Washington, Los Angeles
Photos of the Griffith Park fire of 2007 by Jordan Reece Halsey. Shot with a Powershot S3 on Cazador Street in Mount Washington, Los Angeles

I love the look and the how the images got recorded but I do wish that they were of a better resolution and shot in RAW. I am not sure why they are not RAW, as this camera was capable of it and I almost always shot this way. Regardless I do love these photos for what they are.

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