All original images (C) Steve Douglass unless otherwise noted.

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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Blue Christmas

(C) Steve Douglass

Amarillo's white Christmas!

I was pleasantly surprised to wake to a lovely blanket of snow covering the ground this Christmas morning. What a lovely gift for a photographer!

After church - I took a solitary walk through John Stiff park to celebrate Christmas - and take a few photos. It was a wonderfully gorgeous stroll.


-Steve Douglass

I was pleasantly surprised to wake to a lovely blanket of snow covering the ground this Christmas morning. What a lovely gift for a photographer!

After church - I took a solitary walk through John Stiff park to celebrate Christmas - and take a few photos. It was a wonderfully gorgeous stroll.


-Steve Douglass

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Sunday, October 30, 2011

October on the lake ...

Photographed today at Lake Meredith. (C) Steve Douglass

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Pirates Of The Canyon - Balloon Glow 2011 video

(C) Steve Douglass

Sliver Birds

(C) Steve Douglass
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Friday, October 28, 2011

Pirates Of The Canyon - Balloon Glow 2011

Just one from tonight's balloon glow in Amarillo - part of the "Pirate's Of The Canyon event taking place this weekend.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Flight at last light ...

(C) Steve Douglass

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Monday, September 5, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Close lightning south of Amarillo

My brother Paul shot this from his front porch. Very - very close!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Sweet summer rain ...

It didn't drop much - but we will take what we can get! Lightning and rain shafts west of Amarillo just after sunset.

(C) Steve Douglass

B-17 "Texas Raider" make stop in Amarillo

A WWII vintage B-17 bomber Texas Raider made a stop in Amarillo yesterday for an oil top off. The B-17 (based in Houston) was on it's way from an Air Force Reunion at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs. A select few photographers were allowed to photography and inspect the rare bird as it sat on the tarmac at Rick Husband International AIrport.

All photos (C) Steve Douglass

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Echos of the Dust Bowl - 2011

Photographed today just east of Amarillo as a duster rolled in.
(C) Steve Douglass

Monday, July 11, 2011

Storms at dusk - just west of Amarillo.

So close - so far. Beautiful - yes- but no rain for the city.

(C) Steve Douglass

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Vintage 2011

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Sunday, July 3, 2011

Mother Nature's Fireworks ...

Looks like mother nature jumped the gun by a few hours and lit up the Amarillo Sky with a show of her own. Although the storm brought much needed rain to the city - it sure took it's sweet time getting here!

(C) Photo by Steve Douglass

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Smoke from a distant fire ...

A couple photos of the smoke plume that drifted of Amarillo tonight - smoke from a forest fire burning near Santa Fe New Mexico.

All photos (C) Steve Douglass

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-Steve Douglass

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Monday, May 30, 2011

Crawford Ranch wild fire -5-30-2011

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1500 acres burned - 2200 acres affected. It was creeping up on main power to Borger, Pampa and Fritch and the tankers (2) from Abilene nipped it in the bud.

We love our fire fighters - but I'd rather be chasing storms. Pray for rain.

-Steve Douglass

Lone tree - range fire ash ...

A cloud of ash from an extinguished grassfire near Plainview today was picked up by the wind making for interesting lighting and backdrop for this lone tree.

Amarillo area wildfire photos ...

Update: Westcliff & Woodlands area now open

Wildfire 5-29-11 #5 UPDATE 12:15am As of 12:15AM the City of Amarillo has lifted the mandatory evacuation for the Westcliff and the Woodlands area with the exception of Brookfield Street in Westcliff. This street remains closed at Coulter to the public. Potter County officials are keeping the mandatory evacuation in the Cliffside Estates, Mesquite Acres, Tascosita and the Stoneridge neighborhood (just north of 9th & Soncy). Tascosa Road from Coulter to Loop 335 will remain closed overnight.

Fire units will continue to patrol the area for any hot spots that might flare up. Some Fire and Police units and personnel have been released to return to their normal duties and/or timeoff. There are no further damage reports available at this time. The Emergency Operation Center is staffing down but will continue to support the field units and will remain open till 2:30am unless additional fires spark up.

Wildfire 5-29-11 #4 UPDATE on wildfire that started in Northwest Amarillo. A 911 call was received around 5:43pm for a vehicle that was on fire near 9th and Soncy. It is unknown how the vehicle caught on fire.

The fire spread quickly and proceeded in a Northern direction. The fire caused damage to some structures in the Tascosita addition and to structures in the Westcliff area. The fire as of 10:00pm is still not fully under control. At 8:30pm the City of Amarillo and Potter County officials declared a Mandatory evacuation for several neighborhoods; Woodlands, Westcliff, Cliffside Estates, Mesquite Acres, and Tascosita.

AFD, Potter Co Fire, Randall Co, Fire, as well as units from Dumas, Childress, Pampa, Hansford County and 2 task force units from the Texas Forrest Service are continuing to battle the fire.

The Amarillo Fire Department has 21 units on scene and has done a general alarm for off duty firemen to report. The fire continues to threaten homes in the above neighborhoods.

At this time reports are 7 structures have been damaged or lost. There are additional reports of damaged property but they have not been confirmed at this time. There are approximately 110 people in the receiving center (being run by the Red Cross) located at Grace Church at Plains & Western.

Sunday evening will not soon be forgotten for many Amarillo residents.

It was a night when flames and smoke filled the air and prompted mandatory evacuations for several areas in Amarillo. Unfortunately, Pronews 7 confirmed at least seven structures were damaged or lost as a result of the blaze.

This is the second time in a week parts of the Amarillo have been invaded by fire. The fire was wind-driven and pushed by Sunday's record breaking 103 degree heat.

As for the cause of the fire, Pronews 7 confirmed it started when a vehicle caught fire near 9th and Soncy at around 5:43 Sunday evening. Officials said the fire then spread quickly in a northern direction.

The City of Amarillo has not yet released any new information regarding the status of the evacuations in Cliffside Estates, Mesquite Acres, Tasosita and Stoneridge neighborhood. Tascosa Rd. from Coulter to Loop 335 remained closed overnight
(C) Steve Douglass

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