Posted on August 16, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Wildfire haze tinges Colorado skies
SUMMIT COUNTY — For the second day in a row, the sun came up through a layer of smoke, with lighting that’s ominous and beautiful at the same time. The smoke is from large wildfires in Idaho, carried to the north-central mountains of Colorado by a northwest flow. It’s not an unusual event; nearly every summer sees a few days when smoke from wildfires fills the air, but it’s a sharp reminder of what could happen to local forests at almost any time. All but the last shot were taken with the Nikon D80. The last shot is an Instagrammed iPhone image.
Clouds and smoke mingle over the Continental Divide with the sun coming up near Grays and Torreys peaks.
Exposing for different parts of the scene — the sky, the clouds or the foreground — gives the image a totally different look.
A foreground reflection adds more light.
I’m always amazed at the difference between a RAW file and a JPG file. Can you tell what this one is?
Over the reservoir …
The iPhone version.
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