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Flying W Ranch- Waldo Canyon Fire

Description:  The Flying W Ranch has been a major attraction in Colorado Springs for nearly 60 years. On Tuesday, June 26th, 2012, it was destroyed by the Waldo Canyon Fire. The Ranch will be re-built, but I was lucky enough to be offered the opportunity to photograph the main visitor’s area less than two weeks after the catastrophe. The owners are willing to entertain offers to film on the premises, but only for seasoned professionals taking proper precautions and with adequate insurance.
These photos are historic. They may be useful as a study for Art Directors, as well as representations of a possible area for production. .. The original Pans offer sufficient resolution to create over a 1080H image that could pan over 20 (1920) image widths. I have placed Pan6 first, because of the stunning overview it offers.
The Owners will begin re-building, so if the area might be useful for a production, time is an issue: so the sooner the better.

 

Flying W Ranch- Waldo Canyon Fire

Pan6 Directions:     N => E => S      35mm equiv: 50mm
Shot Location:
   N 38° 54.999’      W 104° 53.124’ Elevation: 7088’

Time and Date of Photography:   8/10/2012  4:10 PM

Flying W Ranch- Pan 1

Pan1 Directions:     E=> S => N    210° -> 290° ->  20°   35mm equiv: 50mm
Shot Location:
   N 38° 55.039’      W  104° 53.045’   Elevation: 6964’

Time and Date of Photography: 8/10/2012  3:30 PM

Flying W Ranch- Pan 2

Pan2 Directions:        SE => S =>     35mm equiv: 50mm
Shot Location:
   N  38° 55.063’    W 104° 53.176’   Elevation:  7001’

Time and Date of Photography: 8/10/2012 3:42 PM

Flying W Ranch- Pan 3

Pan3 Directions:       N => E => S       35mm equiv: 40mm
Shot Location:
   N  38° 55.016’    W  104° 53.176’   Elevation:  7050’

Time and Date of Photography:  8/10/2012 3:47 PM

Flying W Ranch- Pan 4

Pan4 Directions:       S => W => N      35mm equiv: 50mm
Shot Location:
   N  38° 55.016’   W 104° 53.197’     Elevation:  7022’

Time and Date of Photography:  8/10/2012 3:52 PM

Flying W Ranch- Pan 5

Pan5 Directions:      N => E =>  S        35mm equiv: 50mm
Shot Location:
   N 38° 54.999’   W  104° 53.158’    Elevation:  7001’

Time and Date of Photography:  8/10/2012

Area Map from Flying W Ranch with approximate Camera Locations for each Panorama: Map of Camera Location:

 

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Thunder Butte

Thunder Butte

Shot Location:   N 39° 09.214’     W 105° 09.738’    Elevation:  7466’

Date and time of photograph(s):   5/12/2012 10:00 AM
Pan Directions  NW => NE => E

Description:  Morning clouds flow over Thunderbutte right by the Teller/Douglas County line. The road actually does curve (despite the 180° distortion on the reverse. The dead trees are a remnant of the Hayman fire.
Reverse:

Thunder Butte Reverse

 

Map of Camera Location:

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Hayman Burn

Hayman Burn
Hayman Burn

Shot Location:   N  39⁰ 05.691’          W  105⁰ 12.668’        Elevation:  8567’

Date and time of photograph(s):  Sept, 19, 2011 1:20 pm

Pan Directions:  N -> E -> SW

Description:  At 137,000 acres, the Hayman Burn is still the largest single fire in Colorado history. 204 square miles of pure devastation- as the image shows. This site is filmable, but is more remote than most. AT 20 miles from Woodland Park it requires 5.5 miles of travel on very good dirt road, and .5 mile travel on difficult dirt road. It was passable by my little Saturn- but large trucks might want to stay the ½ mile away where parking and turn-arounds are easier. Due to it’s size: there are many sites available with in the burn.

Reverse:

Hayman Burn Reverse
Hayman Burn Reverse

Map of Camera Location:

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