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Timely shot of the Chevron oil refinery going up in flames on August 6th, 2012. Well, it wasn’t quite that dramatic from the deck view since it was pretty far away (about fifteen miles I estimate). The image was captured with the 35mm equivalent of a 600mm lens – after cropping. (Photo by Stephen Schiller)