There is just something about shooting in the morning that I love, especially when I travel. I feel like I have the whole city to myself, and I like it that way. Everyone is asleep, and it's just me and the ritual clicking of my Nikon. I choose to shoot first thing in the morning whenever I can, and I did just that recently while in San Francisco, when I headed over to Chinatown before sunrise. It's eerily quiet which is such a stark contrast to any other time of day there, when Grant Avenue (which you see here) bustles with activity and noise. The light was starting to push the darkness away, and I stood in the street just taking it all in. And, firing off some brackets too, of course!