I’m an early bird and very rarely sleep past 6:00a.m. even when I can. Gets me a bit annoyed sometimes, but at home I can at least go do something quietly and get going on my day.
When we travel, though, it gets to be more problematic, but sometimes I have been able to quietly leave the room and wander. A couple of weeks ago we were visiting a farm in the Greenbrier Valley of West Virginia and the early morning awakening treated me to a beautiful sunrise and some great rural photo ops.
When there is a time zone difference, however, it may not work so well. This past weekend we were in Nashville and when I awoke at what would have been slightly early at 5:30, it was only 4:30 local time and still very dark. I knew sunrise would be soon, though, so I left the house and went for a drive. There was no way to get to a pastoral setting so quickly, so I enjoyed driving around the downtown area and taking shots of some touristy places, without crowds and with nighttime lighting.