Thursday, September 7, 2017

Ball Of Fire

"If you want to see the sunshine, you have to weather the storm," Frank Lane

NORMALLY you wouldn't view the sun directly but last Tuesday morning the atmosphere bordered on apocalyptic so I had to look. The orb's glow was blunted by a smoky haze that settled eerily, yet again, over Greater Vancouver, resulting from persistent forest fires in the interior of BC and nearby Washington. Air quality was poor and pungent, although not as grungy as the camera made it seem in my first two photos. Before going indoors I captured the bubbling, boiling, true blood-plasma colours of the sun for SKYWATCH.


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16 comments:

  1. First, my prayers go out to everyone in this area affected by the wildfires, I hope you stay safe. Your captures of the sun with the smoky sky are beautiful.

    Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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  2. Fortunately, my area in the southwest corner of BC has not seen these very large fires, only the resulting smoky haze.

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  3. Wow, gorgeous! I guess crummy air quality and smoke can produce interesting skies. Stay safe!!

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  4. Even during disasters beauty can be found.

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  5. So sad all the wildfires. Gorgeous shots
    MB

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  6. wonderful captures. stay safe!

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  7. It’s tempting to take photos of mysterious-looking molten sun in the smoky sky. I guess you looked at a digital screen pointing your camera to the sun. My thoughts are to the victims and the suffering people from the wildfire.

    Yoko

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  8. Sending thoughts and prayers to the victims of the wildfires. I feel for the poor wildlife too. Your photographs are amazing.

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  9. Sometimes seems like half the continent is burning this year. Interesting series of pictures and a well crafted narrative too.

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  10. wow stunning photos It is like the sun is on fire lol

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  11. My husband recently posted some pictures of our camping trip on FaceBook, and the picture that got the most likes was the red sun from the smoky haze - it seems we are all intrigued by the different even if it is caused by mighty forces. Thanks for sharing these molten pictures!

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  12. Beautiful sun shots, but it is so eerie the way the terrible fires make the sky so interesting -- same thing has been happening over here in Oregon too ... it cleared up for a while but today it is smoky out again. What a summer!

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