Editors Note:


EDITOR'S NOTE: Fresh off a three year managerial stint, your friendly neighborhood lenslinger is back on the street and under heavy deadline. As the numbing effects of his self-imposed containment wear off, vexing reflections and pithy epistles are sure to follow...

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Fables of the Reconstruction

Anyone who thinks the California Wildfires were last week's news needs only to peruse the Flickr account of one 104imdirect. From Rancho Bernardo to Barrett Lake, the CNN Newsource photog behind the blog 29.97 FPS is posting powerful evidence of a story that's f-a-r- from over. Along with the pictures you'll find a rather gripping narrative from a young man covering 'the largest evacuation on US soil since the Civil War'. When you put it that way, I feel all the guiltier for letting the West Coast's suffering fall temporarily off my radar. These days, that's pretty much inexcusable -what with all the world's photo albums but a click or two away. Now if you'll excuse me, I have several hundred more galleries to get to...

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