The APME has honored this photograph as National Member Photo of the Month for November 2013.
Thanks to John Rumbach and staff at The Herald in Jasper, Ind., for judging this month.
Here is what the judges had to say about the winning image:
"This photograph of firefighters preparing to fight a wildfire tells the story of what they face. The fire burns across the background while, by the light of their headlamps, the firefighters huddle making final preparations. The fire covers acres, the group, a few square feet. The light in the photograph — deep orange fire, pale white and yellow lamp light — enriches the contrast."
Below is the link to all images entered for November and the winner is slide #3.
Firefighters from Schell Vista of Sonoma County and Santa Clara County Cal Fire prepare to put out hotspots on a fire in the hills of Soda Canyon above Napa, Calif., Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. The fire grew to over 300 acres by daybreak, fanned by high winds. (AP Photo/Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Kent Porter)