Smoked Snowbirds  by John Poon

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2009 Peach Fest Snowbirds canceled due to heavy smoke from fires around the region.
Just as I feared, the planes took to the sky and called it quits after five minutes. Can’t blame them.
Munson Mountain, Penticton, BC., Canada

See below how heavy the smoke was with a “properly exposed” frame. You can almost make out where the sky meets the lake at bottom-left.


  • Gail Bridger
    Gail Bridgeralmost 5 years ago

    So beautifully taken John!!

  • Thanks Gail :)

    – John Poon

  • jammingene
    jammingenealmost 5 years ago

    great shot John

  • Thank you, Gene :)

    – John Poon

  • TREVOR34
    TREVOR34almost 5 years ago

    Nice sillhouette and contra-jour. Maybe you were lucky to even get that considering the circumstances………………..

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtalmost 5 years ago

    Great capture and silhouettes!

  • Thanks!!!

    – John Poon

  • fortheloveofit
    fortheloveofitalmost 5 years ago


  • Thanks!!!

    – John Poon

  • SelinaJ
    SelinaJalmost 5 years ago

    Ah.. you got a beautiful shot here anyway! Well done!

  • Thanks!!!

    – John Poon

  • Heloisa Castro
    Heloisa Castroalmost 5 years ago


  • Thanks!!!

    – John Poon

  • S .
    S .almost 5 years ago

    whoa ! this is incredible
    i remember watching airshows a few times at sunset
    its amazing
    great shot

  • Thank you very much, Shoaib :)

    – John Poon

  • Kirsten Moody
    Kirsten Moodyalmost 5 years ago

    Wow, not only is it amazing on its own with the planes against the peach sky, but the silhouettes of the people in the foreground really add to it . I love it

  • Thank you for the awesome comment! Cheers, Kirsten :)

    – John Poon

  • gnarlyart
    gnarlyartalmost 5 years ago

    What a beautiful picture, I love the colour… It looks to dangerous with that heavy smoke for sure.

  • Thank you so much, GA :)

    – John Poon

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