Morning Sun, Smoky Sky, August 5, 2015

I just read from the US National Weather Service, Eureka that:

“According to the Cal OES wildfire list, the 9 named fires/complexes in the Eureka forecast area have burned 72, 241 acres of land since July 30, 2015. And they are still burning. To put that into perspective, the total acreage of land burned is almost 2.5 times larger than the city of San Francisco.”

As a photographer I’m thinking of that old saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonaid.” As awful as the fires are, the smoke infused light is pretty remarkable. It’s eerie and eye burning and the residue of destruction is palpable but it’s nature and the light has a beauty to it.

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