I think sunrise is my favorite part of a day, and I'm not talking only in terms of photography. I love this warm feel of orange sun streaks on my face and the smell of freshness all around me. It's not too warm, actually a bit chilly and it gradually becomes warmer and warmer - that's how I feel sunrise.
As a photographer, I love sunrise because the light is low and it creates a beautiful texture on whatever it illuminates. That's why I was able to force myself into waking up at 4am on a Saturday morning, drive over an hour to a location I found a week before. Do the pictures look exactly what I had in mind when I found this location? Probably not. Was it worth waking up so early to take them? Definitely yes! Why? For the experience of taking these pictures and for experiencing the sunrise.