Smoke Over Snowy Mountain, British Columbia

September 21, 2018

BC fires summer 2018 (1)

Photographer: Debra Ceravolo
Summary Authors: Debra Ceravolo; Jim Foster

Shown above is a smoky scene over the Snowy Mountain of British Columbia, Canada, as observed on August 5, 2018. A number of wildfires can be seen on the flanks of the mountain. The low hanging Sun takes on pinkish hues here as a result of smoke particles, which are somewhat larger than the wavelengths of visible light, scattering out much of the shorter wavelength colors (blues and greens). The longer wavelength colors (yellows, oranges and reds) are scattered more weakly. At its peak, the Snowy Mountain Wildfire covered approximately 30,000 acres (more than 12,000 hectares).

Photo Details: Camera: Canon EOS 6D; Software: Adobe Photoshop CC 2015 (Windows); Exposure Time: 0.0006s (1/1600); Aperture: ƒ/8.0; ISO equivalent: 400; Focal Length: 127.0mm.