This is Highway 80 and it's one of the reasons why I am contemplating giving up driving when I leave New Zealand! After you've driven with this view how can any other road compare! I know this composition has been done many times, I have seen some awesome photos of it and they're what inspired me to want my own version! That is what I like about photography, that even though this composition has been done before, this photo is unique to me. I know that I was the only person that was up before sunrise, stood at this spot, on this day, taking this photo.
After about 20 minutes I understood why I was the only one there at that time as I lost all the feeling in my fingers due to the cold and it felt like I was trying to operate my camera while wearing giant foam hands!