First Light - Eibsee, Germany
Real sunrise happens very late when you're surrounded by mountains. By the time the sun reaches your subject, is already high and the light very harsh. Luckily, there are many other components that make the photograph: the burning fog, spots of light on colorful trees, amazing reflection in the lake or a small harbor, as it is the case for this photograph.
All this definitely makes it worth sticking around and waiting for magic to happen.
This photo was taken in the late morning at Elbsee lake, Germany.
Photo details: Nikon D800; 28-300mm f3.5-5.6; 1/40 sec at f/8; ISO 100.