Bench lake with Mount Heyburn in the Sawtooth mountains of Idaho
If you follow me on social media, you may recognize this shot. It was taken up at Bench Lake in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho. That is Mount Heyburn in the background. I have been to this exact location many times and have photographed this scene before, but it is always in the fall, and it is generally clear. While it may be hard to see, because I was so close to the peaks, there was some smoke in the air from the California fires. While there was little enough to allow for sharpness, I thought it added a unique color profile and softness to the distant peak. I am glad I made the stop.