Fred is a photographer who lives near enough to the Carmel to have taken this picture. On occasion, when I've needed something special, fotoshopped, I ask Fred. During the fire he sent out pictures, but many were from the TV and edited. I asked for an "unplugged," totally "natural."
"You had asked for one of mine, taken a few yards from our home,
and not doctored, and not from TV.....sun shining through smoke
from Carmel disaster fire, and drifting out to sea, you see."
Thanks, Fred, I appreciate it.