Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Smoke Haze


Litchfield, Connecticut

Yesterday morning seemed to be overcast at six o'clock, but when the sun got up in the sky a little bit and began to cast soft shadows, the light was strange—a warm yellow/orange color. Later when I drove into town I saw that there was a thick atmospheric haze. Not fog, not coming up from the ground. Near objects were well defined, but even moderate distance became hazy and the sky was an unvaried monochrome. I realized this must be smoke from the wildfires 3,000 miles to the west. I drove a little bit around Litchfield County to try to make some pictures. It's not easy to show this very weird atmospheric condition.

Click on any picture to get a much larger view which might even give a good sense of what this strange smoke/haze does to a view of the landscape.

Woodbury, Connecticut

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