Utter Destruction

I’m now looking at this, and other, photographs that I took of the devastation in Rock Creek differently.

At the time, I was aware of the sensitivity of taking photos in places affected by disaster — and walked away when I saw anyone nearby — but it hadn’t hit me emotionally. Now it has.

It’s hard to imagine what it must be like to lose so much, so fast and so dramatically. This could have been worse, too. From media reports, many people had little time to evacuate; lives could have been lost. We still aren’t done with this fire season yet.

I hope no one else has to return to scenes like these.

© Marvin Beatty, 2015

Burned out property and horse trailer in Westbridge, B.C., Canada after a forest fire August 13, 2015.


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Clients and places where I’ve had photos and writing published include: The Tyee, BC Outdoors Magazine, Currents Magazine, Kamloops Daily News, Kamloops This Week, Smithers Interior News, Okanagan Vacation Guide, Hummingbird Beach Resort, U.S. Horsetrainer.com, Castlegar News, West Kootenay Advertiser and the Pacific Salmon Foundation. My best photographs are available at: https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/marvin-beatty.html My images can appear on framed prints (what I’ll mostly focus on), home decor and apparel products. The choice of what image appears on what is mine for every image and buyers can customize their choices, too. There are beautiful frames and mats, canvas, acrylic, metal, wood and more. All inks are archival and all papers are acid-free. Fine Art America has 14 manufacturing centres in 5 countries, including one in Canada, which will minimize shipping costs and speed up delivery times. Fine Art America has also partnered with Deck the Walls, The Great Frame Up, and The Framing and Art Center to sell artwork at 150+ retail locations throughout the United States and Canada. All this and they offer a 30-day, full refund guarantee!
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