Not only does this image apply to what is happening around us right now, its composition and simplicity define it all. The slight symmetry with the trees and fire define what tell the story of what is happening in California. It tells us Californians and others from around the world what is happening to the lovely greenery surrounding us. However, the trees in the photo are not green, they are black and in shadows as they are currently burning down. The orange-yellow color of the fire adds a contrasting composition from the darker nature. The foreground of the photo even adds a sense of depth to the image as well. In the foreground you can see some trees right at the front. As you move farther back in depth, the less black you see and more orange appears. The fluidity of the contrasting colors keeps your eye moving throughout the image.