So the other day I woke up to find an intense red sun rising. The unearthly surreal color was caused by some brush fires to the East, generating a layer of smoke that was just the right thickness to see through. And that Sun was just asking to be photographed… if only I had some interesting foreground… (continued below the image)

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So the next day I got myself ready and in place at my favorite spot to greet the sunrise. (This spot overlooks the Columbia river as it flows from the East).

All I had to do now was set up the camera and wait for the sun, keeping my fingers crossed that maybe, just maybe, the same cloud conditions would prevail and let it shine through in that bright red color…
…I am still waiting… :)