Canon EOS 5D II; Canon EF 70-200mm @ 78mm; Gitzo tripod; RRS BH-55; RAW capture: f/ 16 @ 1/15 sec, ISO 100; Auto exposure, AV mode; Evaluative metering; Auto WB
Sunrise begins when direct light first hits the landscape. The intensity of lights and shadows changes rapidly. Here the highlights and shadows are both relatively soft with details remaining in each. Two fellow photographers are seen in the Mesquite Flat sand dunes, to the right.