A few years ago, whilst trekking in Nepal, I arrived at a horse watering station called Gorepani. This village is close to a hill called Poon, which is another 500 metres trek above Gorepani which is alreasdy about 3,000 metres above sea level. It was the tradition for tourists to get up really early, and trek in the dark to see the sun rise at Poon Hill.
I was one of them, clutching my 5D with Sigma 15-30 zoom and other lenses. I walked in the dark, up the mountain with torch in hand. When I arrived at the summit, dawn was already breaking. I feared I was too late to catch that red glow of the sun rising.
I hastily set up my camera and flimsy tripod, and took a few shots for stitching, of that first sunrise glow. It was all over in a few seconds. I got only one one attempt.
Because of the cold air, the front element of my lens was covered in condensation. I had to keep wiping it, hoping that it would not interfere with the shots.
Following is a small jpeg of the result, 3 stitched images.
I think it's quite good. But any criticisms would be welcome. Help me improve my style or technique. I know it's not perfect. Crop it, change the contrast, whatever. Any suggestions are welcome.