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Red Hot Poker
28 June 2013 Sam Rua

Red Hot Poker

Tucson, AZ

Good to see this bad boy set today. Tucson will set a record for having an entire month (June) with every day at or above 100 degrees F (38C).
Will probably also set a record for the most consecutive number of days above 100 as the forecast calls for more searing heat for at least another week.

The deep red color is from high level smoke from a forest fire (Silver Fire) burning in the Gila Wilderness some 130 miles east of Tucson.
The smoke actually helped to create a thin cloud layer over our area, which kept the temperature down a bit from what was forecasted.

Canon EOS 7D ,Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
1/1250s f/5.0 at 200.0mm iso100, hand held, cloned out a utility line in the lower 1/5th of the frame full exif

other sizes: small medium original
C Ann How13-Jul-2013 18:41
As David says, it is full of menace, but yet I can't take my eyes away from all those wonderful layers... V
John C. de Freitas04-Jul-2013 21:01
This is a wonderful capture. I love photos of sunsets and this one is gorgeous, just red hot. Take care and keep cool...... V
Apostolos Tikopoulos02-Jul-2013 17:25
A really wonderful and spectacular view with a splendid red sky. V.
janescottcumming30-Jun-2013 18:54
Sorry about your heat and the fires but it certainly made for an impressive photograph. V
René Gysi30-Jun-2013 02:20
Impressive and spectacular. Superb work, Sam! V
Christy VB29-Jun-2013 23:38
Dramatically awesome! Love the red sky and those layers of clouds creating different shades of color. We had hazy skies here and could smell the smoke.
Hank Vander Velde29-Jun-2013 22:51
Beautiful image. Those sure are hot temperatures.
larose forest photos29-Jun-2013 22:10
A spectacular shot, but I have to say that you may keep your high temperatures! I find anything over +20 celsius too hot! V
Ghislaine et Réal Boulet29-Jun-2013 17:07
Magnificent picture.
Tom Munson29-Jun-2013 15:26
Beautiful image, Sam! We are now getting the heat up north. They forecast 102 for Monday.
Carol Rollins29-Jun-2013 15:24
This is very dramatic and beautiful. We can smell the smoke out here this morning... ~
SageCreek Images29-Jun-2013 14:59
It seems your heat is blowing up our way, we are having temps in the high 90s and that is unheard this time of year. No thanks, I would much rather it be the 60s...
Nice image and the color is fitting for those high temps you guys are having....
Marcia Rules29-Jun-2013 14:26
powerful ! That beast produced 117 yesterday here in Hell Valley ~V
Mark Chambers LRPS29-Jun-2013 13:42
Great colours. v
Neil Marcus29-Jun-2013 13:34
This is beautiful, dramatic and well done. Your commentary reminded me to call friends in Tucson.
Jim Coffman29-Jun-2013 13:18
A real nice capture,Sam! I have been reading about your heat. Please keep it out there! :))
Kevin Warren29-Jun-2013 13:03
Fabulous work, Sam!
globalgadabout29-Jun-2013 12:43
wow sumptuous image, and also full of menace...oddly, the high pressure system due to arrive here this weekend comes from your area...record temps predicted for Monday...V
Stephanie29-Jun-2013 10:38
A gorgeous red-hot image Sam! V
Don't know how people are surviving the intense heat out west. Hopefully it will cool down soon.
Anitta Vuorisola29-Jun-2013 08:17
Outstanding pictorial quality! About the heat... Visited two weeks ago Las Vegas, the record was one night 1.30AM 118F !! Also in Sedona terribly hot, takes all your energy! *V*
Range View 29-Jun-2013 08:12
This is a spectacular shot Sam, the colour is stunning and the clarity superb. V
Blandine Mangin29-Jun-2013 06:36
wonderful mood ! v
SLC_Images29-Jun-2013 05:57
Great image, Sam- the Mrs. took me out last night to see it and I was impressed at how reddish it was, but did not want to get stuff out to try to capture it... VT!!!
Bryan Murahashi29-Jun-2013 05:30
Beautiful and unfortunate red sky. It also going to very hot in the bay area.
lou_rozensteins29-Jun-2013 04:48
Makes a dramatic shot, in spite of the heat! Well done
Jocelyne Feizo29-Jun-2013 04:39
Terrific image Sam!
Hope the temperature will get down a bit.
Here in my area (Montreal, Quebec), it's rainy and too cool for this time of the year...
joseantonio29-Jun-2013 04:17
Take care and stay safe...v.
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