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Teresa Binstock | all galleries >> Smog in Estes Park & Rocky Mountain National Park & other places >> Particulates, Haze, & Smog - Estes Park & RMNP - Autumn 2009 > Looking toward Longs Peak - clear morning, hazy afternoon
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Nov 2009 Teresa Binstock

Looking toward Longs Peak - clear morning, hazy afternoon

The air was clear all day the photo on the left was taken (Nov 2009). The air was increasingly hazy on the day the haze-filled air was photographed (also Nov 2009). Since strenuous hiking is an aerobic-like activity that induces deep breathing, I have curtailed hiking and other outdoor activities when airborne particulates are abundant. On warm days, the particulates can participate in chemical reactions that generate ozone. Similar photos present smog in Rocky (1; 2004) and more recently in Minnesota (2; 2009).

1. Rocky Mountain high if you like smog

2. Clearing the haze bit by bit [in Minnesota] [Star Tribune]

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ50
1/1000s f/5.0 at 9.9mm iso100 full exif

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