the fire’s smoke painted the skies

cameron peak fire Nikon D750 f/5.3 1/4000s 112 mm 100 ISO
cameron peak fire Nikon D750 f/5.3 1/4000s 112 mm 100 ISO
cameron peak fire Nikon D750 f/5.3 1/4000s 112 mm 100 ISO

The smoke from the Cameron Peak fire submitted for the Six Word Saturday photo challenge

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  1. On the extremely orange San Francisco Bay area day in August, Stebs, a local videographer said that it’s amazing how the apocalypse can be so beautiful. This work reminded me of that.

    1. The inter-play of beauty and the apocalypse invites contemplation…at this moment I image that the beauty is distant dependent?

      1. It does invite contemplation. No, the beauty was not distant dependent. We were right in it. One of Steb’s friends posted a picture on Instagram: holding up a Pantone color swatch against the sky and saying the sky is Pantone 130. That about sums it up.

      2. Morning reading…”Why did they make birds so delicate and fine as those sea swallows when the ocean can be so cruel? She is kind and very beautiful. But she can be so cruel and it comes so suddenly and such birds that fly, dipping and hunting, with their small sad voices are made too delicately for the sea.” The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway.

    1. Thank you for visiting and your comment. I’ve found myself imaging how the beauty may transform in relation to distance or variations of awareness. I appreciate this invitation to contemplate “how apocalypse can be so beautiful”.

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