It's very easy to not be a landscape photographer.

I love sleep as much as the next person, but ever since I caught the photography bug a number of years ago it seems that sleep is a rare commodity. Not that I'm complaining.

With my alarm set for 6AM this morning I came *that close* to hitting the snooze button indefinitely. But I rolled my sorry ass out of bed, walked down to the beach, and was rewarded with one of the best sunrises I've encountered.

It's now 8:20AM. My family is still sleeping. I'm nursing a coffee and seeing a rather grey day roll in. Sleepy, yes. Happy, even more.

ISO 50, F/22, 1/4-second exposure. I used a Galen Rowell 3-stop GND filter on this exposure to hold back the brighter sky.

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