Long before the glorious dawn yesterday, there was darkness. Me and my coffee and frozen docks and creaking ice and pre-dawn darkness. It's my favorite time. The dark time. No matter the sunrise outcome, I always have that, and take that, and put it in my pocket. So how do you turn dark into light? Take a minute long exposure of a seemingly mysterious world and the coming light and color reveals itself. I did just that, and caught clouds, Venus, and stars streaking across the nightly sky.