I enjoy shooting sunrises, but the time before sunrise and after sunset, known as blue hour, is another favorite time of day of mine to shoot.
On this particular morning I believe the temperature was somewhere around -20 degrees Fahrenheit. It was very cold! My camera and lens preformed flawlessly in the extreme temps. The only issue was the cold zapping the batteries quickly. I had plenty of spare batteries in preparation for this. I also kept the spare batteries in my pocket, close to my body, in an effort to keep them as warm as possible.
Another exciting thing about this particular morning was the moon was setting behind the mountains about the same time the sun was rising. We were hoping to get the moon setting with the sun hitting the mountain peaks, which we did ;) And I will share some of those at a later time.
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This image was taken at The Snake River Overlook in Grand Teton National Park. It was taken about 30 minutes before the sunrise time. The image was made using my Nikon D500 and Tamron 16-300mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II VC PZD Lens. The combo was resting atop my Sirui W-2204 tripod with Sirui G-20X Ballhead.