Doreen:3754/7:27:18pm [Bushfire sun]

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The days immediately after the bushfires were mild and clear but as the week progressed the wind changed again and we were blanketed in smoke. It is expected to stay around for most of the next week. As the sun began it’s journey towards the horizon, the light became burnished and golden. The sun shimmered red through the haze. As it sinks lower a sunray has a harder job to push light through the atmosphere and loses violet, blue, and green light on the way. The blue tones are scattered and re-radiated in all directions. The red light that remains shines through relatively unhindered giving us this eerie effect.

289. Smoke

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~ by korechronicles on February 13, 2009.

7 Responses to “Doreen:3754/7:27:18pm [Bushfire sun]”

  1. This is so sad, but it did make for a marvelous image! Love the colors and smoke you caught – almost haunting!

  2. Fascinating explanation of the effects of the smoke on the sun’s light.

  3. Very eerie – but it’s pretty too! Nice photo.

  4. You’ve turned an ugly situation into a beautiful photo…really nice!

  5. This looks like some photos I took last summer when we had fires in the northeast and southwest in California. The central valley was covered in smoke. I must have taken a 100 of the sun in every setting on my cameral. Just experimenting with the new one.

  6. Cool.

  7. That’s an incredible shot.

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