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Sunrise in America | by Trey Ratcliff
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Sunrise in America

Early morning shoots are often coffee-challenging. The photography is fun and invigorating, but it can be a little distracting when half of your simian brain is thinking about warm drinks and food. Usually, these early mornings are a bit too early to get coffee from anyplace that sells the stuff. Sometimes, my hotel room will have some coffee inside, but not in a to-go cup. Besides, I have to wake up so early, I can't imagine getting up an extra 30 minutes before just to have some coffee!


This was taken off the Florida coast on a warm summer morning. At this exact moment when the sun breaks the horizon -- well, this is a time when I am not thinking of coffee.


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Taken on September 25, 2007