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.