An o’dark-thirty wake up led to a beautiful pink and purple sunrise at Cinque Torri in the Dolomites. But soon it became clear that the sun itself would make an appearance behind the towers, so the wait began. And the guessing game along with it…where exactly would the sun pop out? At first it seemed like it would rise perfectly in the notch in the middle of the towers, but ultimately I was positioned too far to the right for that to happen and I didn’t want to change my composition. I spent the next 20 minutes waiting, walking around, and watching the sunlight shift on the fields of flowers down below me. Then, when the sun finally popped into view beside the second tower, I snapped this shot. Or should I say…these shots. Five photos blended for depth of field, and another two for dynamic range.