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Smoke Rise

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 20 November 2013 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

On the way to Sedona, Arizona, we passed through Reno, Nevada. This was late August when the huge wildfire was burning in and around Yosemite National Park. The wind carried the smoke northeast toward Reno. As we left Starbucks, early in the morning, this sight greeted us.

Later in the morning, as we drove US Highway 95 toward Las Vegas, the smoke got thicker as it drifted over the Sierra Nevada Range. The further south we went the more the smoke dissipated and as we approached Las Vegas, signs of the flash flooding my iPhone's weather radio had warned of began to appear.

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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Amazing, awesome...

20 Nov 2013 5:51am

PATRICK from miramas, France

magnific capture

20 Nov 2013 7:22am

gerard1948 from France

Excellent capture, composition and the colors are beautiful. I love this red sun appears then the red lights of the car moves away.
Have a good day.

20 Nov 2013 7:45am

Ludovic Roudet from Charenton-le-Pont, France

Splendid composition, excellent dialog of the reds.

20 Nov 2013 7:51am

franz from Baden, Austria

quite stunning and quite eerie ... with a touch of "end-of-the-world" to it !

20 Nov 2013 8:02am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Amazing sight Steve

20 Nov 2013 8:08am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Les couleurs sont divines ! Bonne journée

20 Nov 2013 8:12am

jean pierre from paris, France

couleurs superbes!! amitiés

20 Nov 2013 8:47am

helys from Paris, France

Wonderful scenery
Great colors, shapes of the landscape, PoV

20 Nov 2013 8:49am

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

amazing sunrise Steve ! great capture !

20 Nov 2013 9:23am (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

Excellent !

20 Nov 2013 9:25am

Mathilde Collot from Udine, Italy

As a ball put on the mountain in an inflammatory sky! Haughtiness

20 Nov 2013 9:26am

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

Beautiful, I left Bakersfield going to Oklahoma made it in 24 hours and ran through every imaginable weather condition on that trip from blizzard and driving snow, through rain and sandstorm.But in the early 70s we never thought of the fires and flooding that takes place today.

20 Nov 2013 9:44am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

A wonderful red disc Steve, we don't see too many like that over here, is that because of the smoke and fine sand grains in the atmosphere?

20 Nov 2013 11:13am

@Curly: Yes, the smoke was thick.

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Wow, that smoke really made the sun stand out - gorgeous image! I'll be curious to see the flash flooding.

20 Nov 2013 11:50am

julie from Aregno, France

Pile poile sur la montagne ... Magnifique composition Steve, la patience paye, bravo ! Passes une bonne journée. Bises.

20 Nov 2013 11:51am

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

A stunning scene with a dramatic story behind it. - Thanks for sharing, Steve.
That was my big scare living in Ausralia - bush fires .......
Kind regards Monika

20 Nov 2013 12:01pm

Frances Gaffey from Massachusetts, United States

A superb capture Steve. I love the red sun.

20 Nov 2013 12:07pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
so beautiful composition, colors & lights!
Amazing ... !

20 Nov 2013 12:07pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wonderful !

20 Nov 2013 1:46pm

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

It's a magnificent scenery. Beautiful.

20 Nov 2013 2:10pm

Etsu from Kyoto, Japan

A marvelous shot. Gorgeous colors and very impressive. Have a nice day. :)

20 Nov 2013 2:54pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

What an impressive shot Steve! Almost as if the sun has been bloodied! ;-)

20 Nov 2013 3:02pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Stunning capture of color! And perfect timing to capture the sun as it rests on (or rolls down) the mountain!

20 Nov 2013 3:20pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Fantasitque ciel et cette boule rouge posée sur la montagne sueprbe.

20 Nov 2013 3:21pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

excellent shot

20 Nov 2013 3:50pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A gorgeous capture of the smoke inhibited sun. It's so difficult to get the sun to be actually red because most sensors blow out making a white sun.

20 Nov 2013 4:20pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Stunning. A wonderful capture of the Red Sun. Love this. :)

20 Nov 2013 4:41pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

5 stars from me - superb!

20 Nov 2013 5:51pm

Visioplanet from Kolkata, India

Looks like the place to be, Steve... :) Lovely capture...

20 Nov 2013 7:22pm

rian from vestavia hills, United States

it's eerily captivating, beautiful shot.

20 Nov 2013 8:44pm

Coul&Tradi . from France

As the sun rolling on the mountain

20 Nov 2013 11:35pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

it looks like a blood moon. fine capture

20 Nov 2013 11:48pm

Stu from From Scotland | Living in 京都 Kyoto, Japan

This is a beauty!

20 Nov 2013 11:59pm

Basile Pesso from Barcelona, Spain

This red sun caressing the mountain is absolutely stunning...and the hues of the mountains are great too.

21 Nov 2013 12:08am

Abena from Illinois, United States

The shot is absolutely lovely Steve, I enjoy the view and those mountains that bring back fond memories of my own country. I hope to visit and see Arizona one day too. Great!

21 Nov 2013 12:24am

morgan from canyon Country, United States

fantastic shot!

21 Nov 2013 2:25am

John Jungklaus from Chase Mills, NY, United States

A wonderful shot Steve !! Fantastic camera work !! You really captured this event very well !!

21 Nov 2013 2:28am

Diana from United States

Breathtakingly beautiful. Well captured

21 Nov 2013 3:50am

L'angevine from Angers, France


21 Nov 2013 2:58pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Beautiful night composition!

21 Nov 2013 7:00pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Ominous and striking indeed...

21 Nov 2013 10:39pm

Kiki from Ambert, Auvergne, France

The red sun runs on the mountain and it is magnificent !

22 Nov 2013 7:44pm

Florence from Paris, France

I love this one, the color of the sun echoes the red lights of the car ! Well done Steve.

22 Nov 2013 7:54pm

Melissa Capobianco from Ocala, Florida, United States

beautiful, just beautiful

22 Feb 2018 5:26pm