Taken at sunset through layers of smoke from last summer’s forest fires. The ripples in the lake almost making it look as though the reeds are afire.
Normally, this would just be another sunset at the lake. However, this one is a result of fire and smoke from the Gustafson forest fire just outside 100 Mile House. It shows fire as an element currently out of control in the interior of British Columbia.
Despite the number of moose in the Cariboo, they tend to avoid inhabited areas where docks, boats and fences impede their passage. This one kept a sharp on on me as he transited by the shoreline.
Most times the cabins across the lake are hardly noticeable, but as the fog drifted lazily through the trees and over the water this one was framed momentarily by itself. Then just as quickly disappeared into a temporary non-existence.
Not the harvest or super moon, still it seems oversized. So blame it on lens distortion or a hole in the hard drive where the photo is stored or it’s an alien portal to a far away living room or I imbibed too much moonshine at supper!
Horse Lake in the Cariboo. Just when you’re expecting the worst but barely 20 minutes later the clouds had moved on leaving a star lit night. More black and white clouds at Sunday Stills.
Guess it’s apt in Cariboo cowboy country to have a mural of a horse and rider decorating an art gallery, but setting them into an impressionistic background of fields, forest and sky has to be a novel approach. All it needs is a hitching rail and café table to complete the scene.
Driving back from 100 Mile House in a winter fog with some added blur from taking photos on the move through an open window.
After deciding to post this photo taken at Horse Lake in the Cariboo a couple of years ago, I began to wonder how many photographs might be in existence. According to BuzzFeed, somewhere in the neighbourhood of 3.8 trillion and counting, so if I guessed about a billion sunsets stored in the cloud, I might be close. Pretty sure baby pics must top the list by a wide margin with sunrises and sunsets coming in the top ten. We must love the saturation of colour to keep snapping away at the same scenes night after night; but we just can’t stop looking for a super magical shot that will take everyone’s breath away.