High Park Fire film photos, Fort Collins, Colorado
By Daniel J. SchneiderPosted:
A lightning strike in Roosevelt National Forest started the High Park Fire in the mountains just west of Fort Collins, Colorado, early on the morning of Saturday, June 9, 2012. By Sunday, smoke filled nearly the entire sky over the city and the smoke plume was visible from Denver, and even from space.
On Sunday, June 9, I drove from Denver to LaPorte with several cameras to see first-hand the effect the fire was having on the residents of the area. I wasn’t able to return when more stories developed, but I was able to document the early stages of evacuations and firefighting efforts with my Nikon FM2. After developing the film, I didn’t get the negatives scanned for awhile, but I wanted to present them anyway.
All these photos were taken with my Nikon FM2 using either my Nikkor 20mm f/4.0 AI lens or my Nikkor 105mm f/2.5 AI-s lens. They were shot using Kodak Professional Tri-X 400TX film, developed in Kodak HC-110 developer mixed at 48:1 for 8 minutes at 69°F.