A stunning photo of Tanker 74 on the Happy Fire

Happy Fire T74 wildfire air tanker

Mike Eliason, PIO with the Santa Barbara County Fire Department got this excellent photo of Tanker 74, an S2T, dropping on the Happy fire Thursday afternoon.

At 7 p.m. local time on Thursday firefighters were making good progress on the 60-acre fire off Alisos Canyon Road north of Santa Barbara.

3 thoughts on “A stunning photo of Tanker 74 on the Happy Fire”

  1. this photo seems strange to me. There is obviously a problem of scale of dimensions between the plane and the firefighter on the ground. Or, I,m too Old….


    1. It was taken from a long distance with a telephoto lens. That makes the perceived distance between the firefighter and T74 much shorter than it actually is and that is why the perspective seems off. Really nice pic.

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