Saber Fire Smoke by joysabin

Saber Fire Smoke

Ventured up to the backside (northside) of the San Francisco Peaks to try and get some meteor shots. After setting the camera to take her 100 10 second shots I turned my mirrorless on the western sky. The smoke from the lightening caused Saber fire was giving interesting colors.
This is a hand held shot since I had forgotten the quick release head for the tripod. I always seem to not bring one vital piece of equipment no matter how much I plan.
Lovely tones :) fav
August 21st, 2019  
I haven’t used my tripod in ages. I really should get it out. Lovely clear shot.
August 21st, 2019  
A lovely set of silhouettes, but always worrisome when the color is due to fire. And I can certainly relate to forgetting something important!
August 22nd, 2019  
@taffy Most grateful. The night sky continues to be a challenge. I got lots of stars shots but no meteors. I did capture a vertical streak. It wasn't a meteor since the exposures were 10 seconds and there are 5 images of it. The closest we can guess is Aliens- not the ISS or satellite or plane, not blinking either. This is Flag and the middle of almost nowhere, so it could be anything.
August 22nd, 2019  
@rjb71 Truly grateful for the fav. I loved being out there alone, except when I heard the coyote calling.

@sugarmuser Thank you so much for the fav. I usually bring it but so often am lazy about opening it up.
August 22nd, 2019  
Love this image. Super fav!
August 22nd, 2019  
vital piece or not, this is still a stunning capture
August 22nd, 2019  
Well you do super well being hand held - gorgeous
August 22nd, 2019  
Love it.
August 23rd, 2019  
I just climbed Humphry's Peak for the first time on Weds and the view from the top was smoke from this fire. Not even worth posting any pics!
August 23rd, 2019  
this is gorgeous!
August 24th, 2019  
@domenicododaro Thank you so much, the fav is greatly appreciated. I was using a manual Rokinon - I too enjoy the ISO range with my Sony.

@ninaganci Thank you so very much for the fav. I need to make check lists when I go out on a shoot but, I'd probably leave that at home :):)

@samae Thank you so very kindly, truly grateful for the fav. Hold my breath and plant myself against the car :):)

@haskar Thank you so very kindly.

@blueberry1222 Glad you made the climb but sorry about the smoke. The wind on Wed was making Flag thick with smoke. I don't have it in me to climb Humphrey's.

@jernst1779 Very thankful for the fav. The wind had died down by the time I made it up there so I wasn't too bothered- thank goodness. They are making progress but its in a not so accessible area.
August 26th, 2019  
Great shot--sorry that spectacular sky is caused by a fire, though. You did great for hand held! Fav.
August 27th, 2019  
August 28th, 2019  
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