Back home again! But only 'til Wednesday when I fly west to British Columbia to help that beleaguered province with the fires still raging there. I'll be going out there without my crew, this time as a value-protection specialist.. or in layman's terms: tha boss-man protecting homes n' stuff.
My last assignment found me in charge (Incident Commander) of a 550 ha. fire north of Nipigon, Ontario. It was a good experience, even for me, a veteran of 27 years. In charge of over 50 persons, and dealing with the logistics of de-mobing the operation, my mind has been in overdrive for the past three weeks.
I managed to empty my reserve of new photographs lined up on Sta.sh, and finally just yesterday re-posted two older shots as I travelled home. Thanks again everyone for understanding my lack of replies and general participation here at dA. I replied when I could using my phone, but it's just not that easy to navigate the site using the stupid app.
A shout out to my new friend Marc DiPaolo, author of 'War, Politics, and Superheroes', who has purchased one of my images for use on the cover of his upcoming book. This will be my fifth book cover. Thanks for your interest Marc!
I'll be getting my gear recycled for my new deployment over the next few days and trying to catch up with some friends IRL, so I'm afraid to say you still won't be hearing from me too much for another 3-4 weeks. That should probably take me to the end of fire season!
I'm looking forward to being able to relax and enjoy dA the way I used to, showcasing artists and holding photo contests. Another month! Until then, stay beautiful my artistic friends!