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.
Well, a mini version anyway. Water at just the right height to give the illusion of a group of islands awaiting the last rays of the sun. For the seagulls, the rocks do provide an island viewpoint into the surrounding waters for clams and other possible dinner goodies. The undersides usually provide shelter for dozens of baby crabs as the tide recedes and they become vulnerable to the birds. And then you stroll along the water’s edge until some other interesting aspect catches your eye.
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.