Sunrise on Mono Lake
5:45am, October 2007.
I believe the temp was somewhere just south of freezing. Getting dressed in my tent was a challenge with numbing fingers, but the sunrise awaited us. I warmed myself at the heater grill of the car as we drove off into the darkness, unsure of the sight that awaited us.
As the first splash of purples arrived in the sky and things started to take definition, I spotted my place, where I wanted to be - and crawled along the still-frozen shore on my belly to find the exact spot. Waiting was interminably cold, but as with many sunrise shots from around the world, the payoff was well worth the trouble.
That thermos of hot tea never tasted so good in the comfort of the car after it was all over.