As a photographer heading out in the dark not really knowing what the conditions will be like at sunrise is a normal occurrence. At sunset you can see the photograph take shape. Sunrise is more a leap of faith even after checking weather reports and whatnot. The fog in this image provides mood and intrigue. Fog is almost always a welcome element in a photograph. It adds so much to the composition and mood. The birds also add to the image. If you look closely they are flying about in the sky. The image was made near the Maple Bay Natural Area between Traverse City and Elk Rapids, Michigan.
Maple Bay Natural Area