We were driving away from the lodge at Shawnee State Forest. Time to go home. We were off, for us, to an early start. Obviously not early enough. As we came down the hill towards Turkey Creek Lake, we saw this fabulous mist sitting on the lake. We drove round to the other side where there was a pull-out that we could stop while I got the camera and everything out. Oh, oh; have to work quick – the mist is already dissipating. Gone.
From which we can learn, that if we wake up and there’s been close to a frost over night, and the sun is up, in a clear sky, and there is a lake nearby, don’t waste time packing, get down to that lake. Well, probably any time the morning air is a lot cooler than the surface of a body of water, likely to find mist; and when the sun comes out, it will disappear. I think I need to be looking for other lessons like that, to know when a scene is likely to offer me its most.