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Peter Forister
Waynesboro, VA, USA
09/13/2021
07:19 pm

Equipment Details:

Canon Rebel t6, Sigma 100-400mm telephoto lens. Handheld.

Post-processing Details:

Photo: 1/125 sec at f/10, iso 400, 400mm. Minor light and color adjustments in Adobe Lightroom.

Image Details:

This photo was shot from Shenandoah National Park looking west over the Shenandoah Valley and the town of Waynesboro a few minutes before sunset on Monday evening. Smoke from California wildfires made it to the upper atmosphere over Virginia, and acted as a solar filter of sorts. The blue haze is mostly smoke, and the red/orange disk of the sun stood out in stark contrast. The blue ridges of the Appalachian Mountains/Allegheny Front are visible in the foreground.

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