Smoke over Oliver

Smoke over Oliver, B.C. and the valley from the White Lake Fire
July 28,2013

We were out for a drive July 28 and as we descended down to Oilver from the road to Mt. Baldy we saw a hazy overlay to the valley. Over on the far right you can see the smoke from the White Lake fire. That's quite close to the Dominion National Radio Observatory.



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Once we noticed the smoke we decided to try and find the fire. Eventually we got to an intersection that was blocked by an RCMP cruiser. So I took a picture of the smoky sky from that point. Later on I was looking at the picture on the computer and saw a speck. On my new expensive Panasonic/Leica lens ... but when I checked I found it was not dirt but something else.

 

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