This was the incredible view from the balcony of my hotel room in Sorrento, Italy. I got up very early one morning to take a long exposure of the pre-dawn glow on the eastern horizon.
Sorrento is located on the north shore of a small peninsula that juts westward into the Mediterranean. In the foreground of the photo is Sorrento's harbor. Because this photo was taken in the summer in the northern hemisphere, the sunrise is not due east, but somewhat north of east.