Chetco Bar Fire | Brookings, Oregon

Chetco Bar Fire

This summer's road trip took me up the coast of California and into Oregon. I traveled along Hwy 1 in California and then made my way to Hwy 101 continuing into Oregon. The further I traveled North, the more smokier it got. Ash eventually started falling close to the border of Oregon and California.

Once I reached Brookings, Oregon the sky began to get dark. I looked out over the ocean and the sky was nothing but a deep gray. As I continued North on Hwy 101 the sky got darker and darker,  eventually requiring me to turn on my headlights.  The feeling was eerie and surreal at the same time, like nothing I have ever felt before.  The colors in the smoke began to change from gray to blue, to purple, to red, to orange, and then to yellow.


Incredible overlook

Just outside of Brookings I saw a sign for a lookout so I decided to flip the turn signal and check it out.  As I parked got he car and walked up the stairs to the lookout I could already tell this was going to be an incredible sight.  It was a beautiful disaster. I created a little video and took these images to document this powerful moment in time.


The Chetco Bar Fire

To read a little more about the fire and get some detailed information check it out here.

So many people are currently dealing with being evacuated, thinking about the possibility that their home may be lost.  My heart, thoughts, and prayers go out to each and every individual dealing with this fire.

Wishing you all nothing but the best,



P.S. wanna know what gear I used? Check it out here:

Kit Used:

Camera: Sony A7Rii:
Favorite Lens: Sony FE 24-70 F2.8 G Master:
Wide Angle: Sony 16-35mm lens:
Vanguard Tripod:

Samsung Note 4 smart phone

Editing & Processing:
Bulk editing: Adobe Lightroom:
Fine tuning: Adobe Photoshop :
Viva Video Pro for combining videos