A smokey sunset and fiery sky.

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Comments (92)

Bruce MacIver on August 13, 2008

Thank you Sylvie and Rich -- welcome back to both of you. Your comments always cheer me up!

Rolf C. on August 13, 2008

Hallo Bruce, ... F A N T A S T I C ... greetings from Germany, Rolf

Jacek Wojnarski on August 14, 2008

Great shot, greetongs Jacek

Herb Riddle on August 20, 2008

Very good Bruce. A photo with three very different sets of lighting making an overall successful picture. Well done! Herb

Bruce MacIver on August 20, 2008

Many thanks Rolf, Jacek and Herb -- much appreciated!

The unique lighting came from being right on the east side of a big dark storm that had just finished dumping snow on the hills in the background. The storm was lifting, so clouds in the valleys were rising and being hit with sunlight. Also in the middle ground was a lot of blue smoke just hanging on the hilltop. The foreground, including where the photo was taken, was in direct sunlight.

Happy trails.

Andrea Allasio on August 25, 2008

Very nice picture, Bruce. Oregon is very nice, unfortunately is one of the states that I've never had the opportunity to visit. Ciao. Andrea

Bruce MacIver on September 6, 2008

Thank you Andrea, I hope you get a chance to visit Oregon soon.

H.Blum on September 8, 2008

Wow! Beautiful Foto! Best regards from Germany.

Sergio Canobbio on September 9, 2008

Astounding colors! I'm speechless... Congratulations for this shot, Bruce!

Bruce MacIver on September 9, 2008

Thank you Heinz, I like your new watercolor -- well done.

Thanks Sergio!

©junebug on September 25, 2008

Wow! What a wonderful picture, Bruce! Everything is absolutely beautiful, the landscape, the clouds, the sky, the lighting...A YS for this one! Greetings, Anne

Jan de Boer on September 25, 2008

Magnificent! Y*!

Bruce MacIver on September 25, 2008

Wow! Thank you for the gold stars Anne and Jan -- very much appreciated.

© Marco De Candido on October 4, 2008
  • You are lucky, U.S. is full of wonderful landscapes like this, a place well taken, I love it.
  • Good Bruce.
  • Regards,
  • Marco
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Bruce MacIver on October 4, 2008

Thank you Marco, it is good to hear from you again -- I agree with you, the US has some awesome landscapes.

jeff_msn123 on October 5, 2008

Amazing photo. I like the misty photo.

If you like it, please give your vote to these photos - PHOTO I, PHOTO II, PHOTO III.

Thank you

Cheers from Hong Kong, Jeff

Bruce MacIver on October 6, 2008

Thank you Jeff, and thanks also for the pointer to those awesome dune/lake pictures -- voted!

Richard Ryer on October 7, 2008

Greetings Bruce, What a beautiful picture. Yellow Star from me!



Bruce MacIver on October 9, 2008

Thanks Rich, like most lucky shots, this one took a weird combination of smoke, a storm and direct sun light to bring together eye catching colors and drama in the sky.

Bruce MacIver on October 23, 2008

Thank you Jim, nice of you to drop by and comment. I had no idea when I shot this photo how well it would turn out.

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    by Bruce MacIver