Sometimes, fate forces you to find another way.
We were perched high up on the Buscalan rice terraces, enveloped in complete darkness, waiting for the sun to come up. What kind of madness is this, you say? We're here to catch first light, of course, and the incredible colors that accompany. But as fate would have it, an important accessory I needed to balance the light of the sky with that on the ground had gone missing. Now how am I going to photograph both of them in a single frame?
Luckily, we were surrounded by paddy fields filled with very calm water. And when you get the angle just right, the sky magically appears on its mirrored surface, plus all its ensuing colors. Enjoy.
(Pixel-peepers: It's best to have the right equipment for the job. But when your memory lapses, you better make up in smarts. After all, there is seldom a single road to Rome.)