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#1 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 23 July 2016 - 05:37 PM

Those of you who are in LA, I hope you're enjoying the beautiful orange light caused by the smoke from the sand fire in Santa Clarita. Obviously, I hope they get the fire under control quickly, and no-one is injured,  but the warm, slightly diffuse sunlight is otherworldly right now.


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#2 Jan Tore Soerensen

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Posted 23 July 2016 - 06:07 PM

Useless post without pictures dude ^_^


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#3 Macks Fiiod

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Posted 23 July 2016 - 06:10 PM

Useless post without pictures dude ^_^

I actually just burned my own house down, the light effect is similar quality but I left my camera under a stack of pizza boxes in the basement so no thread for me.


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#4 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 23 July 2016 - 06:43 PM

Sadly, I didn't have my camera with me until now, and the smoke has gotten thick enough to block the sunlight almost entirely.

 

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#5 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 23 July 2016 - 09:56 PM

You can see some more here:

http://laist.com/201..._apocalypse.php


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#6 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 24 July 2016 - 11:46 AM

Great photo here:

https://www.flickr.c...N00/28387355212


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#7 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 24 July 2016 - 11:47 AM

Los Angeles, where even the apocalypse will be photogenic.


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#8 Macks Fiiod

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Posted 24 July 2016 - 11:52 AM

The last photograph looks like a shot from Disney's Aladdin.


Edited by Macks Fiiod, 24 July 2016 - 11:52 AM.

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#9 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 24 July 2016 - 02:02 PM

I was just in town yesterday, you could see the flames from the 5 coming over the Grapevine. Where are you located Stuart? The smoke wasn't so bad in West Hollywood.
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#10 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 24 July 2016 - 03:02 PM

I'm in Hollywood. There was this amazing orange sunlight throughout most of the day, but by the time I got home and got my camera, the smoke had thickened to the point where it blocked the sun, leaving just a kind of golden brown overcast feel.


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#11 David Hessel

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Posted 24 July 2016 - 05:29 PM

@Macks Fiiod, really sorry to hear about you house, I hope recovering from it will be as smooth and painless as possible.

Living in Colorado we get a lot of wildfires and even ones in California can blow their smoke all the way here. It is an interesting situation I have always wanted to shoot in. When the smoke is dispersed into a haze it produces orange sunlight with blue shadows, direct sunlight is also diffused and softened from the haze.

Edited by David Hessel, 24 July 2016 - 05:31 PM.

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#12 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 25 July 2016 - 02:15 PM

I'm in Hollywood. There was this amazing orange sunlight throughout most of the day, but by the time I got home and got my camera, the smoke had thickened to the point where it blocked the sun, leaving just a kind of golden brown overcast feel.


Ah. When I went out Saturday around noon I just thought that was normal LA smog...

Macks, hope you're ok and have a place to stay! Wasn't sure if you were being serious, you were so deadpan.
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