I envisioned this image, a kayaker enveloped by the sun, and knew a good place to get it would be Baja, Mexico. This was my second attempt. Be warned that looking through a telephoto lens into an intense sunrise can cause eye damage. Since using live view could damage the sensor, I stuck with sunglasses plus a dark gel over the eyepiece.
You can see some of my Baja expedition prep at: http://garyluhm.net/?p=2686