Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

Sunsets and Wildfires

We all heard about the devastating effects forest fires can have on wildlife and humans. The destruction of homes and entire communities was horrific especially this summer. It also appears that the fires become more frequent and more destructive with each new year. However, it is easy to forget that there is a positive side to nature’s rebellion against humanity. The wildfires are also a form of cleansing creating new feeding grounds and much needed habitats for wildlife, and getting rid of pests and diseases from ailing forests. For the photographer, wildfires are also the cause of spectacular sunsets. Here are a few examples from the past few years from my archives. Enjoy.

14 comments

  1. shoreacres · 3 Days Ago

    And your beautiful photos have reminded me of the similar effect we see when Saharan dust crosses the Atlantic and obscures our skies. All of your images are appealing but I especially like the one with the dock.

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  2. Steve Schwartzman · 3 Days Ago

    There’s nothing like smoke (provided not too much of it) to create some gorgeous sunrises and sunsets, and even some pretty scenes in the middle of the day.

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  3. Pit · 3 Days Ago

    I agree with Linda [shoreacres]: that picture with the dock is excellent.

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  4. Amy · 3 Days Ago

    Gorgeous photos. And it’s always good to find the silver linings.

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  5. Missionarysights · 3 Days Ago

    Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes a splendid idea.

    On Wednesday, September 15, 2021, The Peter and Gertrud Klopp Family Project wrote:

    > Peter Klopp posted: ” Wednesday’s Photos Sunsets and Wildfires We all > heard about the devastating effects forest fires can have on wildlife and > humans. The destruction of homes and entire communities was horrific > especially this summer. It also appears that the fires be” >

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  6. Stella, oh, Stella · 3 Days Ago

    The photos are spectacular … but, knowing that the red hue and the smoke in the first photo are witnesses of wildfires does spoil the joy, does it not?
    The last photo with the landing bridge and the sun reflecting in the water is absolutely stunning!

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  7. GP · 3 Days Ago

    Your pictures are always beautiful, Peter, but today they seem quite remarkable.

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  8. Pure Glory · 3 Days Ago

    Peter, you really captured the beauty in the middle of destruction. Your photos bring a smile to my face. Enjoy your day!

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  9. Steve Gingold · 3 Days Ago

    As long as the wildfires are natural and not the result of some human stupidity or malevolence then we can enjoy what Nature has wrought for what it is, the natural cleansing of the Earth. There may be unfortunate consequences but Nature makes no mistakes.

    I also like the dock photo. It is unique, I think, because rather than pulling us into the picture it appears to be bringing the distance to us. Maybe just my perspective but it is a nice shot.

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  10. crowcanyonjournal · 3 Days Ago

    Very nice, Peter!

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  11. kopfundgestalt · 3 Days Ago

    Großartige Fotos! Jedes einzelne! 😀

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  12. Stunning images, Peter. especially the last one the landing bridge.

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  13. Robert Parker · 2 Days Ago

    Excellent shots, boy, that first one looks like the sky itself is on fire. And I’ll join in the chorus of praise for the final shot. The black posts make a nice, bold effect.

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  14. arv! · 1 Day Ago

    It is true that everything has two sides. Excellent images & composition. It is hard to pick the best one.

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