Smoke over Lake Powell Forest Fire

Alstrom Point, Lake Powell – Part 6 The Forest Fire

One year the normally clear sky was punctuated with a mushroom cloud of atomic proportions. A very nearby wild fire plumed straight into the ceiling and mushroomed out. Coupled with the scenery of Lake Powell and incredible golden hour light the images are absolutely astounding.

Smoke over Lake Powell Forest Fire
Smoke over Lake Powell Forest Fire

We could smell the smoke, wafts of juniper or maybe mesquite, and it was a pleasant scent despite the danger and menace that a wild fire can be.

Zoomed in on Forest Fire Utah
Zoomed in on Forest Fire Utah

After camping the night on Alstrom Point I arose to find the fire still burning, as it would for many days.

Sunrise Zoomed in on Forest Fire Utah
Sunrise Zoomed in on Forest Fire Utah

2 thoughts on “Alstrom Point, Lake Powell – Part 6 The Forest Fire”

  1. Awesome photos! I’ve been trying to find some good Lake Powell pics but there really aren’t too many quality photos that capture Padre Bay with the cliffs and water like yours. Do you happen to sell prints?

    1. Thank you for the compliments! I can definitely make you some prints. I will send you an email and we can discuss which photographs interest you or possibly find something specific that hasn’t been posted yet.

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