Dawn and Dusk
The way I see it is that is you are up at 5 am, why not go outside and take some pictures.
Professional photographer Scott Kelby correctly states that there are only two times of the day that you can take landscape shots, thirty minutes on either side of dawn and thirty minutes on either side of dusk. I have plenty of pictures stacking up in my library that I took at dusk or in the late afternoon, so I would like to work on the other end of the spectrum for a while.
And so I wait for first light.
A few hours later. Looking back, I realize there was a fatal flaw in my plan: the sun actually has to rise in order for there to be light. 5:30 is a little too early. I waited for about an hour until I had to start working here. I took a few pictures of flowers in my backyard, but I used the flash and they didn’t look too good when I viewed them on the camera. I have yet to unload them and see how bad they really are.