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Windy Peak Fire

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Sunset plus smoke from the Windy Peak fire in the Kings Canyon National Park backcountry as seen from Highway 395 in the Owens Valley on Sunday night (Aug. 25). Hikers in the Onion Valley and Kearsarge Pass area must have gotten a real snootful of smoke last night and today. 

All the elements were there for a good image: a dramatic sunset, sprinklers on the field in the foreground, the telephone poles. I tried to get the most striking scene in my viewfinder, not worrying about whether the sunset was centered. 

Black and white version after the jump...

Slightly different framing. I kind of like it but The Girlfriend said I'm crazy and the color is much better. 

Camera, Settings & Processing for the color photo: Nikon D5100, Nikon DX 10-24mm lens at 20mm, shutter 1/250th, aperture f/8, ISO 200. Shot in RAW and processed in Lightroom 4 using the Visual Supply Company slide film presets

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