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Before Dawn

Photo by Barry Rodriguez

During my time in Guatemala, I had a chance to stay in San Pedro La Laguna, a village on the shores of Lake Atitlán. Both mornings I was there, I got up before dawn and followed a small dirt footpath leading to the shore. Because of the constantly changing waterlines, lots of trees were partially submerged. The contrast of their silhouettes made this beautiful sunrise all the more stunning. And to think… I actually considered sleeping in!