When I went out to pick up the Friday morning paper, the sky was a beautiful orange. I went back inside, put the 300mm on my D5 and went right back out to capture the morning color that quickly disappeared. When I viewed the images, I felt rather melancholy. Then I realized this sky reminded me of how the Southern California skies must look with the out-of-control wildfires currently raging. It’s beautiful here, horrifying there.