The Griffith Park Fire

On my second night in my new apartment, Griffith Park caught on fire. This is the view, as seen from my dining room table, of the blaze.

Because of the clearing effect of the flames, the mountains now look farther away … the way distant hills seem barren because the foliage detail doesn’t register in your eyes.

There are three more photos in the set, but this is my favorite. The three major colors of the image (yellow in the foreground, then green/blue, and red) give the whole picture a thematic cohesiveness. It’s like the buildings are resonating with the fire — or sympathizing.