Taken one week ago when the smoke from wildfires in Colorado seemed to be at its height. Stepping outside that morning, the smell of the smoke was unmistakable and the sky thick with haze.
As the sun crested over the rugged terrain to the east, by this time on a normal morning it would have been very bright, the skies blue. That, as you can see, was not the case at all.
The landscape was instead bathed in an eerie orange and red light that was far more subdued in intensity than what it normally would be. Certainly we would prefer not to have the fires and the smoke but they do make for some interesting scenes.