Woke up at 3AM to catch sunrise at my favorite spot. All expectations exceeded. Delta Lake, WY

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Pro Tip: Since you were dedicated enough to wake up at 3am…..start shooting pics during the golden hour.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_hour_(photography)

We humans tend to enjoy reddish tones (it’s probably psychological). Golden hour (not actually an hour long) is the time before and after sunrise and sunset. The sun is so low on the horizon it has to travel through more of the atmosphere to get to us. Therefore blue side of the spectrum scatters more and more of the red side reaches us. Photographs taken during this time are more reddish, having warmer tones and are generally more pleasing to the eye. You probably notice that in the summer when you go outside around noon, everything seems grey and blah, but near sunrise and sunset everything tends to be more beautiful (with warmer tones) it’s because of the sun is so low.

[Peter Lik](http://www.lik.com/thework/desert-dunes.html) uses the golden hour to his advantage. Look at his desert scenes, their all red. Otherwise, they’d be grey and no one would care.

I’ve got a friend who has this [picture](http://www.lik.com/thework/canyons-arches/firerock.html) and it’s amazing. Full disclosure – Peter uses special inks that have flakes of silver so the picture pops and I’m sure he post processes his pics…..but he does utilize the golden hour.

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