Just because you arrive at a high location before sunrise doesn't mean that you will have a clear view at sunrise – even if the forecast was for a clear or partly cloudy day. Of course, sometimes you prefer for some of the view to be blocked.
And the latter was indeed the case this particular morning at Canyon Vista in Worlds End State Park when heavy fog filled the valley long after sunrise. I had plenty of time to explore a wide variety of shots including this one where I used a large hemlock tree's branches to add interest to the plain blue sky.
Camera and Lens Settings
16mm f/11.0 1/20s
5760 x 3840px