They may have either ridden their ATV's offroad in the dark or (heaven's forbid) actually slept on the ground in order to have their finger poised over the shutter button as the first ray of light proclaimed the advent of the promised new day.
In this post of Geo-tography, I've collected 32 beautiful examples of photographic work from those hearty souls. Dawn and sunset aren't considered the "magic hours" for nothing. The lighting produced by either can be nothing short of enigmatic – especially off road.
In "olden days" we used to use Ectachrome film to capture daylight scenes and Fujichrome for lush greenery but it was the Kodachrome which was reserved for the magic times when brilliant reds and oranges needed to be represented so carefully. Today's memory chips and "dots per inch" somehow just don't seem to be as fun anymore.
If you are one of those types, and have a photo that you'd like to share, please leave a link in the comments we'd like to see them. And perhaps the rest of us might get some ideas for photos of our own from these… should unforseen circumstances beyond our control ever find us erect and sentient at such times.
Hans van Wijck
Tom Ole Sundberg