I looked out at sunrise to see smoke from the largest forest fire in New Mexico State history lingering in the still air. The Whitewater-Baldy Fire in the Gila National Forest has burned more than 354 square miles of mostly wilderness area.
Over 200 miles away, the sunrises have somewhat of a sepia tone when photographed. This particular photo somehow has a peaceful yet ghostly, historical appearance to it.
While forest fires seem devastating and destructive, they are important in removing dead wood and brush so healthy new growth can occur.