Unretouched, unedited, this is the first in a series chronicling the birth of a sunrise in St. Louis, MO USA. This was captured 40 minutes before sunrise. Many layers of clouds, some hundreds of miles away, were required to create this image. To put distance in perspective, at the moment of capture, the sun is rising in Greensboro, NC. Everyone's idea of a perfect sunrise varies; what you're seeing, is mine.