Like other landscape photographers, one of the things that gets me visually excited is layers. I captured this photo this morning while standing in Anza Narrows Park.
There were no interesting cloud formations, the weather condition that is most likely to yield the types of sunrises that I like to photograph. But there was the common low-lying mist in the river bottom, and the succession of ridgelines, and the buildings in downtown Riverside in the distance.
I only made a few frames, bracketing with exposure compensation to get the desired balance of light, darkness, and color.
Statistics: Nikon D200, Nikon VR 18-105mm lens at 80mm, shutter: 1.8 seconds, f/13, -1.0 EV.