California King Fire

I shot this photo in Reno Nevada this past September. There was an insane fire in California that ended up burning 97,717 acres. It took them a long time to contain it but they finally did. Reno was covered in smoke for weeks and you could barely see 50 yards in front of you. The smoke in the air was really thick making it hard to breathe. I was only visiting for a few days and I couldn’t believe the conditions. Horrible for all the residents of California, Reno and all the surrounding affected areas.

I shot this from a bridge I was driving across, when I looked out my window I had to stop swap lenses jump out of my truck, climb on the roof of my truck and take a few shots before traffic got too crazy behind me. The red comes from the sun, if the smoke was not there you would actually be able to see the sun on top of the trains. It was crazy, it made me feel like I was in some sort of end of the world movie.

Camera settings:
1/500 sec at f/5.6 ISO 100 200 mm (70-200mm f2.8 lens)

Reno Fires