This gallery is about the Dawn Patrol — leaving Bunny Flat in the dark with a headlamp, skiing up to watch the sunrise over the flanks of Mt. Shasta, and then getting first tracks down through the trees. Sometimes, its a complete bust and all you get is boilerplate crust and the inside of a cloud. But other times…I’ll let the photos tell the story. I did this gallery in black and white because the grey tones work so well with snow and early morning light. B&W also takes me back to my roots as a film photographer working in the darkroom, doing endless test strips to get things just right, and then watching the image magically appear in the developing tank.