We woke up at 3am and drove for about an hour through the silent countryside before reaching the base of the steps that would take us to this vantage point. We sat in the car for a few minutes, thinking it was way too early to hike up to the top considering civil twilight wasn't until just after 5am.
Eventually, we began the hike up to the top in the complete silence and dark. There was just a sliver of a moon on this night, so it was pretty much pitch black, which made it really hard to see the scene before us once we reached the top.
As the ambient light increased, and the landscape came into view, I fired off all kinds of different compositions, from wide angle to telephoto to compress the layers of peaks. This image is comprised of 6 vertical images stitched together. I thought the black & white looked better here since there wasn't an explosive sunrise.
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