I was out before sunrise in Lhasa, Tibet watching the incense fires being lit at the Jokhang Temple, one of the holiest sites in Buddhism. This photo was taken in incredibly thick smoke that cleared for a moment when the sun rose. I’ve been tempted to photoshop out the lens flare, but I always resist because it was just a play of light on the lens.
ps; Have you ever been in incredibly thick smoke from a fire made from yak dung, incense, straw and plastic? I hope not.


  • TatumWulff
    TatumWulffalmost 5 years ago

    Amazing image!! ;-)))

  • Victoria McGuire
    Victoria McGuirealmost 5 years ago

    So mysterious….a lovely image. V.

  • Michael McCasland
    Michael McCaslandover 4 years ago

    Stunning, absolutely stunning.

  • SPFisher
    SPFisherover 4 years ago


  • SPFisher
    SPFisherover 4 years ago

    Please consider adding this stunning image into Visualizing Emotion Through Art

  • aartwaven
    aartwavenover 4 years ago

    stunning image

  • Farfarm
    Farfarmabout 3 years ago

    Spectacular !!

  • moyo
    moyoabout 3 years ago

    cough, cough….
    In India I have been in thick tibetan incence smoke fires but due to lack of yak no dung was used. must be a special treat ;-))
    I love the authentic mood of this image.

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