I awoke to a small orange band in the east caught between the horizon and unyielding clouds; a small piece of the sunrise I had imagined. I set up my tripod and walked in circles, waiting for the sun to reach me.
Finally, the clouds broke. I stood on the edge of the crag, absorbing the growing warmth pressing against my skin. Each detail in the rock stood out as the sun shadowed its limestone contours. Having waited for so long, each moment in the sun felt priceless.