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Sky was very dark - this silhouette of the sun is not altered in any way - there's so much ash in the air.

Canon EOS 5D
1/50s f/6.3 at 300.0mm iso100 full exif

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Smoke17-Jun-2008 22:06
What a brilliant reminder of what must have been a frightening time.
Charukesi20-Dec-2007 08:59
this one is beautiful! like a tiny light bulb in space...
Alina24-Oct-2007 21:31
I’ll pray for rain for you. Alina
Stu Egan24-Oct-2007 11:30
Lovely minimalist photo Jenene - hope the evac hasn't been necessary.
JD24-Oct-2007 11:21
You stayed with the eyes ready for photography, not only for the evacuation watch!
Cindi Smith24-Oct-2007 11:19
Still praying and know God will protect you! Take care, my friend!
Roe..24-Oct-2007 10:59
positive is a great word..I see hope in this image..
Ian York24-Oct-2007 08:53
Not a great situation to be in, but a masterful image has ben created here..
Phil Douglis24-Oct-2007 06:26
I had just left a comment on Cyndy's similar image, Jenene, and now I see that each of you has independently used a similar concept, and even a similar subject -- a bird -- in your newest images. You and Cyndy both bring your expressive talents to bear on this tragedy with great eloquence. This image should be on the front page of tomorrow's San Diego newspapers because it goes beyond showing the flames and instead gives us a metaphor for man's relationship to nature, and as Cyndy did, you express beauty and tragedy in the same image. My thoughts are with both of you, and all of your friends and loved ones who face trial by fire.
Cyndy Largarticha24-Oct-2007 02:25
Jenene, I just posted a similar picture on my pbase sight:
We are doing okay here, although the smoke, ash, and debris from downed trees is pretty bad. I will pray for your safety.
Ray :)24-Oct-2007 01:25
A very frightening situation Jenene, but at least you've had time to prepare.
I like how you have showed the real situation, but have also turned that into some art also.
Take Care.
Sue Robertson24-Oct-2007 01:25
Good heavens. It really is an emergency there. Best of luck.