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Joe Lightheart

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Sun rise in grasslands

an early morning scene in a field of grass and sage. there are many fires around now and i guess they are part of the normal summertime weather along with warmer and dryer conditions. the planet is changing - can't you see?

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  • Created: 1st August 2018
  • Uploaded: 11th August 2018
  • Category: Landscape
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  • Marje Metsaots
    11 months ago
    Stunning!
  • Joe Lightheart
    11 months ago
    donniko, thank you for sharing!
  • bevlew
    11 months ago
    Great shot.
  • Alex Kunert
    11 months ago
    Two or three years ago, I can't remember exactly, we had an especially bad year of forest fires here in British Columbia. The fires were mostly on the mainland, but the smoke drifted over Vancouver Island as well and was so thick that even in middle of the day you were living in a kind of hazy twilight. I remember watching it all unfold on the news and knew large swaths of the province were on fire, but it wasn't until this summer's road trip that sheer size of the fires really hit home. I drove along hundreds of kilometers of road with black tree trunks as far as you could see. I stopped at a rest stop at one point and spoke with someone who had been at that very spot when the fires were burning. He was part of the people being evacuated at that time and he said it was frightening. There were flames on either side of the road and smoke was so bad he had trouble breathing. I know forest fires and storms are a normal occurrence, but the frequency and size of these things is noticeably increasing. Anybody who is still denying that the climate is changing for the worse is really just being willfully blind at this point.
    • Joe Lightheart
      11 months ago
      When I traveled from Vancouver through Whistler and into Kamloops where this grass park pic was taken I noticed smoke, and only got worse as I continued to travel. Toward the ending of June and into July of 2018 a local said there were 400 fires in western Canada. By the time I left Vancouver and was in Seattle the skies were as you accurately described as a hazy twilight and I could look directly at the sun at noon and see a red/orange ball. At this time not only fires from western Canada but also fires from northern California were blazing. This was unlike anything I experienced! I believe the main reason for denying climate change is because it's not profitable to accept it and it's not seen as a benefit for short term gains where corporations are concerned. In the words of the crooked, corrupt, liar in the Whitehouse - sad. Thank you very much for commenting and sharing!
  • jezprime
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    11 months ago
    Wonderful light, Joe!
  • Jim Anglin
    11 months ago
    Stunning light. Better than most sunsets. Shared.
  • tiger_love
    11 months ago
    Love the Rays of Sun in this one!
  • moro72
    1 year ago
    That was really great Joe..adorable
  • Marius Radu
    2 years ago
    Wonderful sky Joe, lucky to witness, generous to share with us :-)
  • sorin bucur
    2 years ago
    Gorgeous.. shared.
  • Michaline
    2 years ago
    Amazing! Love it!
  • Michaline
    2 years ago
    Great capture!
  • eddiem
    2 years ago
    Stunning Joe, absolutely stunning
  • Tom Oswald
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    2 years ago
    Beautiful shot Joe
  • Ken Morris Jr
    2 years ago
    What an incredible scene...
  • garysibio
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    2 years ago
    Very nice.
  • Ivan Stevens
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    2 years ago
    Nice colours
  • stigg1
    2 years ago
    Beautiful shot.
  • MarkChinn
    2 years ago
    Gorgeous photo Joe. I wish the changing planet would not change so fast. :-(
    • Joe Lightheart
      2 years ago
      Thank you, Mark. People seem to be quite amazing at adapting and sure seems like weather patterns are changing faster than we thought they would. Even in Hawaii the increased volcanic activity is another indication of how the planet is changing.
      • MarkChinn
        2 years ago
        My expectation has been that the rate of change would be logarithmic, not linear, in that the more it changes, the change will accelerate. I hope my theory is wrong.
        • Joe Lightheart
          2 years ago
          I believe you are right. I saw the "scientists" prediction of the melting of glaciers were decades off and have melted faster than they predicted and is accelerating as is the warming of the planet. Like a run away train and no way to stop it now :(
  • Mike Iles
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    2 years ago
    Really nice-- On the west coast of the US, the fires have been just torching everything this last couple of years. Can make a nice shot, but such horrible destruction of people - property and the natural world.
    • Joe Lightheart
      2 years ago
      Thank you, Mike! Seems the west coast and the fires are becoming a "normal" part of life these days. With out a doubt - places are becoming drier and warmer and even wetter in some places.
  • Photography, don't you just love it | Les Garner
    2 years ago
    Love the sun rays Joe, another beautiful image :)))
  • bluedog photo. J.R. McClellan
    2 years ago
    Beautiful image Joe,love the God rays.
    • Joe Lightheart
      2 years ago
      Ha! Thank you very much, J.R. I like God rays better than sun rays :-)
  • Catherine Tremerryn
    2 years ago
    Wonderful!
  • himalayan media
    2 years ago
    Fantastic! Well done Joe.
  • Angie C
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    2 years ago
    Beautiful light Joe - lovely photo!
  • ArtursZunda
    2 years ago
    Nature is so beautiful that sometimes it looks fake. Awesome moment, my congratulations.
  • wayfarer
    2 years ago
    wow! beautiful sunset moment with the sun rays !!! Very nice !!!
  • Gjesdal
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    2 years ago
    Lovely rays in a lovely landscape
  • Menno Photography
    2 years ago
    Fantastic sunrays in a beautiful landscape. Top !
    • Joe Lightheart
      2 years ago
      Thank you very much, Menno Photography and thank you for sharing!
  • Howard
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    2 years ago
    We've just had rain after a few months of temperatures in the high 20s which is very unusual for the UK. There have been fires near me which I could smell from my house. I agree, the planet is changing.
    • Joe Lightheart
      2 years ago
      This is what I hear and see as well. I was in western North America recently and it's on fire!