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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Cloud Cap Sunset

Timing is everything, they say. While I was concentrating on capturing the moment that the sun disappeared behind the very lowest point of the north slopes of Mt Hood, I didn't notice that from my perspective at Cloud Cap Inn, I also was capturing the first signs of smoke from a wildfire that broke out, as seen in the lower right corner of this photograph. The next day I saw the story in the news. Now it is four days later, and the Dollar Lake Fire is at 1,660 acres and threatening the Inn, which I wrote about yesterday. This is the second time in 3 years that the Inn has been threatened by wildfire.

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23 comments:

  1. Beautiful picture!! It's just as the sky is in fire!

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  2. So lovely. Happy sky watching.

    Liz @ A Simple Life

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  3. This is beautiful but the fire is I guess still going on right?


    My Sunset

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  4. Beautiful colours in your view of the sky, sorry to hear about the large fires, hope the rain comes along to put them out soon

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  5. I love it when the clouds are limned with gold like this!! What a coincidence about the fire!!

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  6. Great picture of a gorgeous sky!

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  7. What a beautiful photo!! Sorry to hear about the fire though.

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  8. Gorgeous skies and a terrific capture for the day. The fires are a real nightmare this year -- well, any year actually, but this year they have been everywhere it seems! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  9. I just hate wildfires, grass fires, forest fires, but I can sure see why you were distracted by the stunning sunset and didn't see the smoke right away.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  10. The best pix are those which contain something unexpected!

    Enjoy your weekend!!

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  11. oh so perfectly timed...gorgeous!

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  12. What a horror story! We are in for a scorching summer this year and since our last major fire was in 1983, a mass of combustible material has accumulated. All one can do is be prepared and sit tight.

    Great sunset enhanced by the smoke.

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  13. Beautiful scene on the sky.

    Regards!

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  14. This is a great photo. I'm sorry to hear of the fire. This is also happening near to where my mother lives up country. It is a hotbed for fires every summer, pun intended. I hope that both fires are quenched quickly.

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  15. This year with the cool wet summer we have been spared some of the worst fires, but not all of them. They cause so much damage. - Margy

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  16. I'm sorry the Inn is being threatened by fire. The shot is fabulous and I ooooooh and awwwwww at such glorious sights.

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  17. Beautiful! You sure take great photos. Keep up the good work! Warmly Brenda

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  18. Beautiful photo, but the fire...not so much!
    I got here from Thursday Theme.

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  19. I love it! Miss those skies!

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  20. Fire in the sky.....where's the smoke on the water? :))

    http://brajasindia.blogspot.com/2011/09/burning-man.html

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