2018—Smoky Drop

The devastating wild fires that are consuming California have blanketed the state with smoke and ash.  Fires are raging, largely uncontained, and smoke covers a third of the state. Although I am more than 100 miles from any of the fires, the sky is hazy and the morning light is reddish.  When I took a photograph of a tiny blade of grass with a water drop yesterday morning, the sun shining through the smoky haze created a reddish aura around the droplet and the sun’s rays created a star burst that glowed red as well.

Nikon D850; 105mm Micro Lens; ISO 64; f/57; Shutter 1.3 sec.

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