This is the second image from my Rim Fire series, showcasing the wide ranging effects of one of California's largest wildfires on areas far removed from its origin. This particular morning the smoke was the thickest it has been since I've been up in the Tahoe Sierras, and had a choking effect which took hold after about 45 minutes of shooting. However caustic, the smoke seamlessly intermingled with the mist rising off the lake to produce the effect seen in this photograph and imparting a richness to the morning light I've never experienced--and may never again.

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