Comet Neowise graces the night sky over Oregon's Mt. Hood. Considering we won't see a return visit for 6800 years, the midnight wakeup call and early morning hike up Tom, Dick, and Harry mountain seemed a reasonable sacrifice to make.
The summit of Haleakala on the Hawaiian island of Maui is a beautiful place to watch the sunrise. As a pilot, I have photographed this sacred place many times, but the conditions have never what I had hoped them to be. On this recent visit, however, I was finally rewarded with the beautiful light and color that only a dawn at 10,000' can produce.