Yaki Point, which from a look at the park map I'd estimated to be roughly the same distance from the Visitor Center parking lot as Yavapai Point where I'd gone for sunset. I should have paid more attention to where it clearly read "Map Not to Scale," because after 30 minutes of walking I appeared to not even be halfway to the point, and dawn was just 15 minutes away.
Fortunately, it's the Grand Canyon. There simply aren't any bad vistas. So I turned back, keeping an eye on both the brightening horizon and the canyon's edge for interesting compositions. I found a spot I liked, set up, and began shooting.
bracketing of my shots on this trip than I had in the past, then merging them in post-production. The combination of the setting and time of day pretty much required it if I didn't want either completely blown-out skies or pitch black foregrounds. The price seemed to be very little contrast at all. I clearly still have work to do to hone my skills.
This one I like, though. Vibrant color, some nice dark trees on the closest canyon wall giving way to very soft bands of color in the distance, and the first ray of sun peeking through a notch in the north rim. It's a keeper. :)
I had originally planned on shooting sunrise both days that we were there. But in a rare case of ignoring my own advice to take full advantage of opportunities when I have them, I decided my experience this morning was so good I didn't need to come back again quite so early. :)