Unless you've lived in an area of the country where forest fires are a regular event, you can't appreciate the pure fear they instill. This image is from the 2007 Malibu fire, and while it's not the most pleasant story to look back on, it's still perfect for Throwback Thursday. It's taken off my balcony as the fires came very close to the need to evacuate. This next shot was the following morning as the fire continued to move.
Here's the point with these throwback images today. I remember Tony Corbell talking about a fire in their building when he lived in New Jersey. His wife grabbed his daughter, and he grabbed all the family albums. As I sat and watched the smoke rise, I remember thinking about what we should be packing if the fires came over that closest mountain range.
Fortunately, they stopped about 2-3 miles away, and I never had to pack up the car and run, but think about your own family images and albums. Tony's story makes a great statement about the value of our images. Now, think about the important weight they carry with your clients.
As always, take a few minutes today and go off in search of your throwback images. Every image has a story and a trip down memory lane, even ones like this during a fire!
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