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Random photo # 55: Smoky sun

The sun is turned and orange-red by smoke from the Butte Fire in Amador and Calaveras counties as it peeks through the beams of the Miller Ferry Bridge over the Mokelumne River in the Delta town of Walnut Grove.

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Random photo # 36: Smoke gets in your skies

The setting sun tries to shine through smoke stained skies from the King Fire in Eldorado County over a stand of trees in Tracy.

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(Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 70-200mm @ 130mm. Exposure: 1/500th sec. @ f/5. ISO: 400) The thing about shooting fires is that you’ll end up reeking of smoke if you can’t figure out a way to shoot upwind. If you’re lucky, you’ll find a position that’s smoke-free, but there are other times where there’s just […]

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Smoke on the (frozen) water

During player introductions at the start of Thunder hockey games, booming, dramatic music and flashing colored lights swirl around the Stockton Arena. Then a smoke machine shoots out billowy clouds which the players skate through as they take the ice. I understand why it’s done. There is more to the game than just hockey. From […]

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The last sun of Krypton

(Camera: Nikon D2X. Lens: Nikkor 17-35mm @ 35. Exposure: f/8 @1/250, ISO 200) In the comic book mythos, Superman was born on a planet orbiting a red sun. As the baby Kal El, he was a normal child. His world doomed, he was sent to Earth, a world with a yellow sun which gave him […]

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