The summer was horrible for fires and smoky skies. The smell and smoky skies were there during what seemingly felt like the whole summer. On September 19th the western horizon was finally starting to clear, but the smoke still lingered on the east as the sun rose over Angell.
Landscape photography is difficult due to the challenge of combining good light and good scenery. Good railroad photography enters another level of complexity since it requires the first two while there is a train in view.