A side effect of all the smoke was an incredible sunset. The smoke changed the way the light reflects, therefore causing the sun to appear red.
|Red sun at sunset.|
Not wanting to miss this natural phenomenon, I grabbed my camera and headed up to Crown Point for a front row seat for sunset. Apparently I was not the only one with this idea, as there were at least a half dozen other photographers there with their cameras and tripods.
|Vista House at Crown Point just before sunset.|
Mother Nature certainly didn't disappoint, even though I am saddened at the cause.
|The wake on the barge traveling down the Columbia River almost looks like it is on fire.|
Please everyone, send positive thoughts to those fighting the fire and hope that soon our beautiful Mount Hood will stop burning.