Time-lapse video of the Flagstaff Fire near Boulder, CO

Filmed by Dustin Henderlong. Full-screen viewing recommended.

Time lapse video of the Flagstaff Fire near Boulder, Colo., from 3 pm, Tuesday, June 26 to 10 am Thurday, June 28. Fortunately this fire was contained and never burned down into town.

Shot through the window of the Snapjoy office on the 5th floor of the Colorado Building in Boulder using a Canon 5D Mark III + 50mm f/1.4 + Opteka Intervalometer + Canon A/C Adapter.

The Flatirons, the large slabs of sandstone upturned against the mountain, are an iconic Boulder landmark. They are visible from most anywhere in town. In the 1960s it was common for CU students to paint their giant interlocking CU on the Third Flatiron. University of Oklahoma students, when they came to town with their team, would usually climb up and change the CU to OU. At some point, the green community decided they would no longer deface the mountain, but if you know where to look, you can still make out traces of the old CU.

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