Finally... my busy schedule has kept me from one of my favourite photographic diversions: recording a beautiful sunrise on large-format film. On the morning of August 8th I unpacked my 8x10 camera and went to work. This was my second attempt at a scene that I had driven by countless times while passing through the park on my way to work. I've always had an eye on this grove of trees and knew that there was an early morning composition waiting to be found. A few days prior, my first attempt was shaping up well, but as the sun rose a wall of dense cloud drove in and obscured the light, casting the scene in depressed cool and flat tones. This time the clouds stayed away, giving me plenty of tim