Sunrise begins when direct light first hits the landscape. This is the last of a series of images, captured without repositioning the camera, made to show the rapid change in light intensity and angle rendering increasingly shorter and more dense shadows as well as brighter highlights. Here the highlights and shadows are both showing loss of detail whereas the Amargosa mountains are showing greater detail but dense shadows persist. With the best light now past a fellow photographer has begun his trek back across the dune field. Photo © copyright by Robert Faucher.