Above: Fog rises from trees as smoke from a fire, a forceful wind whisks away the previous night’s downpour. Taken at Mountain Lake on Orcas Island, Washington.
I learned a new French word the same day I took these pictures, and it fits perfectly. Éclaircissement: a clearing up of something obscure.
The dynamic and fluid scene changed rapidly. I struggled to find an element to incorporate into the foreground for depth perspective — instead focusing on the swirling patterns.