Smoke From Distant Fires

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The summer of 2010 saw some major forest fires in the BC interior. The smoke spread as far as Vancouver Island where it affected air quality and caused very early sunsets. The "layering" you see on the sun is actually smoke, not cloud.

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Comments (57)

Patty Arsenault on September 25, 2011

That is really beautiful, Randy. I love the composition and especially the colour. like Cheers - Patty

Randy Hall on September 25, 2011

Thank you Eri and Patty. I appreciate the compliments and the likes.

Best wishes, Randy

Rita Eberle-Wessner on September 29, 2011

I hope, the fire did't destroy very much nature, but it is a wobnderful pic!"

Randy Hall on September 29, 2011

Hi Rita. The fires did burn up a lot of forest land, but it will grow back. Hopefully there wasn't too much impact on the wildlife in the area. Thank you for stopping by and for all the compliments.

Best wishes, Randy

K@rin on October 2, 2011

Hello Randy , like this beautiful sunset photo with great red, to bad to read about the fires, hopefully all will grow back quickly ! best wishes karin

Randy Hall on October 2, 2011

Thank you for your visit and the comments K@rin.

Best wishes, Randy

H.Frisco Rose on October 11, 2011

Hi Randy, very nice picture, something like that I shot in North Dakota, there was dust in the air from the harvest.

Many greetings, Helge

Randy Hall on November 17, 2011

Hi Helge. Sorry for the (very) late response. Thank you for your visit and your comments.

Cheers, Randy

H.Frisco Rose on November 19, 2011

No problem Randy, I be also some times real busy. Thank you for your response.

Cheers, Helge

Marisa Michea on December 13, 2011

Guau!!! Qué luna!!! Espléndida imagen. LIKE y favorita. Saludos desde Argentina.

Randy Hall on December 13, 2011

Hi Marisa. I'm glad you like this image and that you gave it a YS. I hope you like it as much when I say it's actually the sun being partially blocked by thick smoke from forest fires about 200km away from where I was standing.

Best wishes, Randy

arno18 ☮ on December 29, 2011

Beautiful!!!! LIKE

Randy Hall on December 29, 2011

Thank you Arno.

Happy New Year.

Best wishes, Randy

Rol/Photo/Alsace on April 16, 2012

Excellent composition.. YSL

Amitiés, roland

Randy Hall on April 16, 2012

Thank you Roland. This was something very different for me. I've seen similar ones before, and I was really happy with the way this one turned out. Thanks for the YSL.

Best wishes, Randy

Николай Терегулов on December 20, 2012

Wonderful photo!Best regards,niko

Randy Hall on December 20, 2012

Thank you Niko.

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Randy Hall
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Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 6, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Randy Hall
    • Camera: OLYMPUS IMAGING CORP. E-620
    • Taken on 2010/08/03 20:35:34
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 119.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.300
    • ISO Speed: ISO125
    • Exposure Bias: -4.00 EV
    • No flash