Emerald's Fire Colorful Sunset Clouds over Emerald Bay
Lake Tahoe, California
Large forest fires are known to create their own weather patterns and the RimFire near Yosemite has been creating smoke storms that are wreaking havoc on the quality of air in the Lake Tahoe region.
On this evening the winds shifted direction and much of the smoke blowing into the Lake Tahoe area cleared out leaving behind a beautiful patch of clouds. I drove over to Emerald Bay and watched an absolutely beautiful sunset with pinks and oranges in the sky.
This particular cloud gave the impression that Emerald Bay was on fire as well.
Nikon D800 w/Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8:
35mm, f/9, 1/5 sec, ISO 100