When I travel, I try to make a habit of getting up for sunrise at least once. It’s just better. You get great light most of the time, and everyone else is asleep. But I admit, it’s hard to do, especially when traveling east. It’s hard enough losing time due to time zone changes.
But when I travel west it gets much easier of course. In this case, I was in Hawaii a few weeks back and getting up there was easy. In fact, I got up at 3am the first morning! That’s a little too early, but my body thought it was 8am. Oh well, the challenges of time zone changes.
Anyways, since I was up before sunrise I figured I should get out and shoot some, and the hotel lobby at the Grand Wailea in Maui is just gorgeous. Anytime there is water running, I get pretty fired up. During the daytime the sun is just too bright to make this shot work, but before dawn it looks pretty awesome!