While landscape photographer is one of my main passions in life, this hike started out as a way to get two of my best friends out of the house for a few hours as they were both having rough time in life.
We started at 3am so we could get to this lake for sunrise and while I had shot this photo many times before this morning was different.
To the left of the mountain you can see some cloud just starting to sweep in front of the mountain, this is a large snow storm that at the time of shooting acted as a perfect soft box just as the sun came out.
It wasn't until days later that I noticed the heart shape in the reflection.
Sunrise of Mt Taranaki in New Zealand.