Ask a photographer their favorite time to shoot and 95% will either say sunrise or sunset. Last week I decided to spend the early morning at Round Lake on Route 9 just south of Malta. I got there before the sun peaked its head and left over an hour later with the sun well over the horizon.
Below is one of the first shots of the day. The sky is what I call cotton candy, or sky blue pink. The mist is just over the lake and you can still see the frost on the grass in the foreground.