Morning Cattails, Buncombe County, NC - 2014
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Getting up, and getting out early offers many advantages for the photographer. The most interesting light occurs both very early and very late in the day, but you're less likely to run into other people in the early morning hours. I'm not anti-social. I just prefer not to have people in my nature shots, or have to compete with others for that perfect spot to set my tripod. Early on a Saturday morning when most people are sleeping in is a great time to get out alone with your camera.