My journey through New England had just started, and I had just woken up hours before sunrise on an island in Lake Champlain. When it got light enough to see the sky, I noticed a layer of clouds that I thought would yield an incredible sunrise. I frantically looked around for a place to shoot from. After finding a location to shoot from on the shore of the lake, I set up my camera and waited for the light. At first I thought it would be too cloudy for the sun to get through, but I had hope the sky would clear just enough. I was ready for the right moment with my finger on the shutter button. I had no idea how the sky would turn out. I was so nervous that I began shooting. The sky kept getting better and more vibrant. Finally the sun punched through the clouds and I took the shoot. It was an awesome Champlain Sunrise.