The night before, with the help of The Photographer’s Ephemeris, I was able to determine where the sun was going to rise and chose this small pool. I really enjoyed how the water would rush through the gap in the rocks directly towards my feet, and the green plants in the reflecting pool didn’t hurt either. While I was setting up for this shot, I dropped one of my GND filters into this pool, and almost knocked my camera over! Even with my lack of sleep, I was still able to catch the camera before any damage occurred (I’ll attribute my fast reflexes to the fact that I am a morning person!).
This photo is a two shot horizontal stitch as I wanted more in the photo from this close to the pool then my lens would allow. I took three exposures for each horizontal set of photos, and manually blended them using Photoshop CS5 . Then I took the two resulting images and merged them together in Photoshop.