The rice harvest is completing and the farmers are burning the rice stalks and creating large clouds of white smoke. The particulate matter in the air, although bad in almost all environmental regards, is providing some interesting photographic opportunities. Happy Halloween to all of ya'll back in the States. The following images were created near Oyaoy.

When the rains come, it will be nice to clean some of that out of the sky :) For now the earth in places is parched dry, as noted in the final image in this series.

Garden and Sunrise (HDR) - near Oyaoy, La Union, Philippines

Detail from a dried rice terrace (HDR) near Oyaoy

Looking south from the ridge at Oyaoy (HDR)