After hiking 13km up HuangShan on the first day, we got up at 4am (after only 5hrs of sleep) to go see the sunrise over the mountain. At first it was a tease - the sky got brighter but we did not see the disk of the sun. When it finally began emerging from the grayness of the horizon, a large cloudmist swooped in to block its ascent from view. (the crowd was certainly displeased!) But at long last the mist dissipated, and the glow of morning illuminated the rolling waves of the cloudsea beneath.

We were at 猴子视海 vista (hou zi guan hai) (monkey gazing at the cloudsea)
Equipment: Nikon D300, Tokina 12-24mm, Nikon 35mm 2.0, Nikon 85mm 1.8

Music: Epoch in Dmaj - Caspian

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