July 2009, Mono Lake, California
I shot this image at 5:13 in the morning, about 1/2 hour before sunrise. Mono Lake is famous for its breathtaking sunrises. I have always preferred shooting the lake at dawn, well before sunrise. I have no other photographers to contend with, and the colors are even more vibrant. However, I must admit to being somewhat perturbed when the alarm clock goes off at 4:00am.