Before Sunset

Before Sunset

Before Sunset, 2017.

Wildfire smoke in the Pacific Northwest obscures the Sun just before sunset, 2017. We now look at natural wildfires as essential to a working ecosystem and even use prescribed burning in hope to reduce catastrophic wildfires. However, after decades of fire suppression and under the influence of global warming, we today see more frequent wildfires and longer wildfire seasons.

While wildfire smoke can make for beautiful photographs, wildfires sometimes also mean lives lost, houses burned down, some people having to evacuate, and a lot of people having to breathe very bad air. Wildfire smoke can cause itching eyes, difficulty breathing, a sore throat, or coughing even for usually healthy people and it is even harder on children, the elderly, and on people who already suffer from other diseases like asthma or heart disease. And there is also evidence that air pollution can aggravate and even cause respiratory diseases.

For this photograph, a total of nine limited edition prints, all hand signed and numbered, are available as original photo prints under acrylic glass and as canvas prints. Additionally, one artist’s print has been printed.

Prints are available in the following sizes:

  • 16 x 12 in (40 x 30 cm)
  • 24 x 18 in (80 x 60 cm)
  • 48 x 36 in (120 x 90 cm)

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