I found these wings and knew I had to do something with them. They are epic so I knew the image had to be epic in order for them to work. Sunrise is my favorite time of day, even more so than sunset. The light is perfect. There's something about the cooler tones at sunrise that appeal to me more than the warmth at sunset.
Shannon and I met before dawn in order to capture that 10 minute window of perfect light. We needed this light to set the perfect mood for this image. As a bonus, the mist was rising from the lake to complete the mood and softness needed for this concept.