Wildfire Sunset

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© John Griggs
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Photo Info
UploadedJuly 7, 2011
TakenJune 1, 2011
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D7000
Exposure4 sec at f/22
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length160 mm

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Wildfire Sunset
A persistent peat fire covering thousands of acres on the NC mainland caused some amazing sunsets because of the hovering smoke cloud. Taken from the north end of Roanoke Island overlooking Albemarle Sound.

32 responses

  • Tanniscd

    Tanniscd (Deleted) gave props (6 Jul 2011):

    Love the colours you've captured.

  • John Griggs

    John Griggs said (6 Jul 2011):

    Thanks! I have no chance of ever getting this photo again, lol. The wildfire made the color and it was a fortuitous "right place, right time" photo.

  • Jens Kornacker

    Jens Kornacker gave props (6 Jul 2011):


  • Monte Arnold

    Monte Arnold gave props (7 Jul 2011):

    Stunning. What a fantastic scene!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (8 Jul 2011):

    beautiful sunset and a wonderful photo!

  • John Griggs

    John Griggs said (13 Jul 2011):

    Thanks all! Sorry, but I'm a bit busy and not commenting much.

  • Paperini Renato

    Paperini Renato gave props (15 Jul 2011):

    Beautiful color scale, photos of rare beauty

  • Gada Putra

    Gada Putra gave props (15 Jul 2011):

    beautifull color.. great capture indeed...

  • jeff case

    jeff case (Deleted) said (25 Jul 2011):

    spooky good one

  • carmen rugel

    carmen rugel (Deleted) gave props (25 Jul 2011):

    i love the tones!! this is an amazing shot!!!

  • Dustin Hanoski

    Dustin Hanoski gave props (27 Jul 2011):

    Amazing - great work!

  • niko niko

    niko niko gave props (7 Aug 2011):


  • Quiet Storm

    Quiet Storm gave props (9 Aug 2011):

    Outstanding shot!!!

  • Monjurul Haque

    Monjurul Haque said (20 Aug 2011):

    gave props

  • Amarens Morsink-Zeemans

    Amarens Morsink-Zeemans gave props (26 Aug 2011):

    Beautiful !!!

  • John Griggs

    John Griggs said (26 Aug 2011):

    Thanks again for all the wonderful comments. I can't take credit for nature. The smoke from the wildfire created unique conditions, but I'm glad you all like it as much as I did. Fortunately the photo doesn't smell like the air did at the time, lol.

  • Mykola Swarnyk

    Mykola Swarnyk gave props (29 Aug 2011):

    Perfect, just perfect!

  • gerry cyr

    gerry cyr said (2 Sep 2011):

    very nice

  • misha otaared

    misha otaared gave props (3 Sep 2011):

    excellent shot, beautiful colors

  • chuck goodman

    chuck goodman gave props (24 Sep 2011):

    what an awesome capture!!!!

  • Jeremie NOEL

    Jeremie NOEL gave props (28 Sep 2011):

    Nice colors and nice composition.

  • Pedro Teixeira

    Pedro Teixeira gave props (28 Sep 2011):

    Brilliantly catch!..Nice use of light and reflections!Voted!

  • John Griggs

    John Griggs said (28 Sep 2011):

    Thanks so much, everyone! :-)

  • Simona Ranieri

    Simona Ranieri gave props (28 Sep 2011):


  • Raymond Clarke

    Raymond Clarke gave props (30 Sep 2011):

    Absolutely fantastic!!

  • Raje Esteban

    Raje Esteban gave props (1 Oct 2011):

    Just gorgeous. I love sunsets.

  • Sambit Chatterjee

    Sambit Chatterjee gave props (1 Oct 2011):

    Wonderful colors and composition!!! Glad to vote!

  • John Griggs

    John Griggs said (5 Oct 2011):

    Thanks everyone for your comments and voting support!!! :-)


    ICU TWO (Deleted) gave props (6 Oct 2011):

    An intense and serious photograph. Excellent work!! We were in the Sandbridge area of Virginia and this Dismal Swamp fire affected us for a few days.

  • Niharika Sanyal

    Niharika Sanyal gave props (8 Oct 2011):

    Gorgeous beyond words. What colours, gradation, smoothness... lovely!!

  • Gregory Bransford

    Gregory Bransford gave props (12 Oct 2011):

    Very nice! Amazing color! Nice catch!

  • Ron Holiday Broomell

    Ron Holiday Broomell said (13 Oct 2011):

    Awesome image John, really beautiful!

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