They say the early bird catches the worm. Post landscape photography, I was a late riser. The 11 am alarm clock was my speed. Bed was warm and perfect! WHY LEAVE!? Then, I discovered the miracle of the sunrise along my travels. Now, it has become an obsession. The thought of sleeping in makes me cringe! Instead of why leave I figure, WHAT WILL I MISS!? My first true travellers sunrise was in India. Although it was due to a bout of jet lag, it sure inspired me to witness the sun rise from every piece of the world I could manage. It gets me each and every time from near or far.
When I arrive in a fresh spot, the sunrise location becomes high priority! So, after a impromptu trip to the coast last night for a concert my thoughts instantly turned to the sun. I had a quick turn over on my road trip and figured the best way to handle the situation was to make the morning count! With tea in hand off I went this morning up Cypress to see what I could discover. I discovered, I am NOT the only sunrise nerd on Cypress mountain at 4:30 am on a Saturday. There we all stood, lined up like kids for Santa ... waiting for the magic to happen over the cityscape of beautiful Vancouver.
The early bird catches the shot.