The Morning Routine, Sunrise in the Caribbean
Every night I set the alarm on my watch for 30 minutes before sunrise. When it starts chirping in the morning darkness, I grab the tripod, both cameras, one with a wide angle lens, the other a telephoto, my filters, and make my way to the deck as quietly as I can in flip flops. I'm typically alone with my thoughts, peering out over the ocean, uncombed hair, studying the color as it starts to fill the edges of the clouds first, then gradually the rest of the sky. Finally, the sun's rays seize upon the first opportunity to burst through an opening, scattering splendid beams over the mountains and onto the water. This is the right way to start each day and I am grateful to be here.