Too excited to sleep . . . rewarded by simply awesome light! Arrived late into the evening to the Dead Sea, but was able to scout a few locations before the light completely disappeared.
Told myself - "self - no matter what, get up at 4am and head out!" The difference from shooting in the SF Bay Area, is that even at 4:30, the temperature was 30C+ (86F) and not 7C (45F). It allowed me to really appreciate the moment, even when I wasn't shooting.
The Dead Sea is truly a magical place; at 1500' below sea level, the light is completely different than what I've experienced anywhere else on earth (but if you have - let me know in the comments section!)
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