October 13th, 2004


Holy Smoke!

It's orange! I stepped out to meet Chris and Hence for lunch, and I couldn't help but notice how orange it is outside today.

The sun is shining the color you'd expect see about an hour before sunset. It's kind of unsettling to see that kind of warm glow at 11:30 in the morning.

There's a forrest fire in Amador County about 100 miles east of here, and a thin layer of smoke has settled across the whole sky. There are no real clouds, and at first glance it almost looks like a clear day. Buit the dim amber diffused sunlight has given the landscape a surreal, dream-like quality.

I wonder how well my digital camera would capture the scene. The auto-white balancing would probably artificially "fix" the orange light. Maybe I'll shoot a couple exposures when I'm done with my current task.
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