This week’s Photo Challenge asks us to “explore the classical elements of earth, air, water, and fire.” Photographing air is a real challenge, I would say. I’m a Fire Sign (Aries) so the first thing I thought of was photographs I took of forest fires in the hills of St. Mary. I wasn’t able to dig those up – funny how files disappear, even in one’s computer – but here are some other photos of Earth, Air (?) Fire and Water.
I was way up in the mountains of Mavis Bank as Hurricane Sandy was approaching, in October 2012. As I looked up towards the remote district of Westphalia, I saw the mist of the approaching storm.
As a teenager I participated in an archaeological “dig” one summer holiday in England. I was reminded of this when I accompanied some archaeology students from the U.S. to Fort Rocky, near Port Royal. One is very close to the earth…
It had been raining, and I took this photo in my yard, in sepia. An earthy look, right?
Brown river water swirling round a tree trunk – the Martha Brae in Trelawny.
Open burning like this (in Naggo Head, St. Catherine) is actually illegal, but it goes on in so many places, unfortunately.
Foaming seawater meets the earth on the Palisadoes beach near Kingston.