Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Smokey Sun

I'd planned on a Seattle Skywatch this week, but these photos are more topical. Our skies have been very hazy due to smoke from wildfires in Arizona and Colorado - bad enough that they issued health advisories for a couple of days. I took these first two shots last Thursday at sunset, and the smoke was thick enough it was easy to smell.
And this last photo was Saturday's sunrise, when the sun was a faded red. It almost looked like the moon!
Hopefully we'll get some precipitation and get these fires under control, but the forecast continues to be dry for the next week. For more sunny, cloudy, and smokey skies, visit the always fascinating Skywatch Friday meme.

17 comments:

  1. The only good thing about forest fires is the dramatic photos they provide. The rest is awful.
    I hope the fire will not get any closer to you.

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  2. I do agree with Dina, the fires do provide incredibly dramatic photos! And these are perfect examples! I do hope the fires stay clear of your area, Al, I'm holding good thoughts for you and your family and Socks. Stay safe!

    Sylvia

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  3. May the angels envelope your area to keep you and yours safe.

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  4. si fotos hermosas. pero triste que ocurran estas cosas.En Galicia vivimos hace pocos años una oleada de incendios infernal y para mi es lo mas terrible que le puede pasar a nuestro planeta. USA también sufre grandes incendios y es muy penoso. espero que tu familia y tu entes bien. cuídense. besos

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  5. Stunning colours! Hope the fires are now under control.

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  6. · They are very good photos. It's a pity because those awful wildfires.
    The last photo is fantastic.

    · greetings

    ToreCrystal & TheAbsentGaze
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  7. You've captured the uneasy feeling the word 'wildfire' gives everyone. Amazing how far these winds have carried the smoke.
    Beautiful photos.

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  8. Wow these photos are all breath taking. Really stunning!

    SWF

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  9. That is awful. Having to put up with the smoke I mean. but the images are fantastic. Such colour.
    did you see nr. 99 's sun? Similar and equally unsettling.

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  10. I'm sorry that you have all that nasty smoke, but your pictures are beautiful.

    Take care,

    Kathy M.

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  11. Wildfires are devastating, but they certainly do make some cool sun and sky shots!

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  12. Beautiful captures of the sunset and the last shot is awesome. I hope you guys get some rain out there. These wildfires are really scary.

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  13. Good luck with the forest fires--such a challenge to get under control. It does make for nice sunsets though. It has been dry and windy here in Kansas so there is dust in the air which does enhance the color in sunsets. Have a great weekend. Mickie :)

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  14. love that last image Al...marvelous!

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  15. The last image is indeed remarkable. Nice work.

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  16. The sun looks fantastic in the bottom photo. So sharp!

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