^who said i took that picture? and yes, you can see smoke that far away if its big enough. and, its midwest kansas, WHATS GOING TO BE IN THE WAY!? ill take another pic of where it was(standing in the same spot) to show there is absolutly nohting in the way. theres a small town(tribune) in that direction but its not going to get in the way of a huge smoke cloub. and, just so you know, under law we kinda have to either burn or mow the CRP fields( original prairy grass, the owners get payed to keep it that way. lol) and thats what we were doing.