Yesterday we saw hazy skies in Oklahoma, the effect of the massive fires in California. YouTube’s CitizenTube section has many vids of these fires. Below is an amazing time lapse of the fires.
This is from YouTube user WillieWorks. Here’s his description of this video: “The Station fire North of Los Angeles on 8/29/2009; 7:00pm tp 9:30pm. Shot from Mulhulland Dr. just South of Universal Studios, with a Canon EOS 20D, 17-35mm 2.8 lens…full wide, and in “P” exposure mode.”
And this is from user wtkjohnson: “This is a time-lapse video shot from a outdoor camera of the La Canada Flintridge Station Fire. This video begins August 28, 2009 at 6:16 pm and ends on August 29, 2009 at 6:06 pm. The video shows a ridge line in northern La Canada surrounded by fire with airplanes and helicopters all over.”
With its ability to collect articles and sell advertisements against them, Google has already become a huge force in the news business — and the scourge of many newspapers. Now its subsidiary YouTube wants to do the same thing to local television.