Fire and Sun

A scene from Horse Creek Trail. The combination of smoke from the Norton Point Fire of 2011 and late-afternoon sun provided some dramatic lighting. What you see here, care for it or not, is what I got; there was no "post processing" to manipulate colors.

Absaroka Range, WY-- August 2011


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anita - Sep 30, 2011 1:01 pm - Voted 10/10


nice shot, Bob

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Sep 30, 2011 1:37 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: nice

Thanks, Anita. I have a bunch of wild-looking shots from this day and will get around to making an album eventually.


musicman82 - Sep 30, 2011 3:31 pm - Voted 10/10


Great colors! I didn't get close enough the following week on Cascade and Spar to get anything like this, but I was hoping you'd gotten some good images! I was right :)

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Sep 30, 2011 3:55 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Beautiful

Thanks! Here's a collection of what I think are the best of them:

I'll eventually get most of them up here in a TR or album with the fire as the theme.


EricChu - Sep 30, 2011 8:00 pm - Voted 10/10

This is...

...crazy good!!! It doesn't only smell of smoke...but also of Photo of the Week!

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Oct 1, 2011 8:47 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: This is...

Thanks, Eric. I'm glad people have liked this picture.


lcarreau - Sep 30, 2011 10:27 pm - Voted 10/10

Where there's smoke, there's fire ..

Naturally, if there had been a cat or dog in
this photo, it'd be a shoe-in for "Photo-of-the-Year."

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Oct 1, 2011 8:48 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Where there's smoke, there's fire ..

How about I photoshop both in, with a mushroom? That would get me Photo of the Decade, I think.


gabr1 - Oct 1, 2011 8:50 am - Voted 10/10

Great light...

That is a really nice photo. Wonderful light, and the green of the tree makes really nice contrast with the orange of the sky...

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Oct 1, 2011 8:50 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great light...

Thanks-- I'm glad you liked it!


BobSmith - Oct 1, 2011 6:09 pm - Voted 10/10


What a fantastic shot!! Yer best yet!

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Oct 1, 2011 8:49 pm - Hasn't voted


It was an awesome, surreal afternoon, Bob. Thanks.


goldenhopper - Oct 3, 2011 12:01 am - Voted 10/10


I'd wear my brown and Red Tsubo's trimmed in yellow to add contast to the tree and grass in the forefront.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Oct 3, 2011 3:50 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice!

Things like that aren't allowed in Wyoming.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Oct 3, 2011 10:19 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow

Thanks, I'm glad you liked it!


climbinmandan - Oct 5, 2011 11:55 am - Voted 10/10


That's a neat photo Bob. Wildfires aren't all bad from a photographer's perspective.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Oct 5, 2011 10:36 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice

Thanks, and you're absolutely correct. From a distance, of course...


Kiefer - Oct 8, 2011 11:50 am - Voted 10/10


with everyone else. Nice capture. Kinda in the right place, right time.
Did the fire concern you at all?

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Oct 9, 2011 10:33 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Agree...

Thanks, Kiefer.

The fire was far enough away, as seen here, that I wasn't too concerned about the flames themselves, but as smoke settled into the valley around sunset, I started to worry about the lungs, as it was like being by a massive campfire. It lifted enough that night for me to stay out there in the car, windows up, and hike the next morning, but the inversion was coming back as I was leaving.

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