My alarm clock woke me up this morning at 6 o'clock and staring out my bedroom window I thought I saw a very faint bit of red on the horizon towards the beach. I took this is a good sign for a decent sunrise, hurriedly dressed, and scampered down to the beach. Well it wasn't actually a scamper it was more like a slow mosey while muttering to myself about how I should still be in bed.
I got to the beach about 6:10, I set up my tripod, stared at the horizon and saw nothing but blackness which was a bad sign because by now there should be a bit of lightness in the sky. I continued to stare for another five minutes until I finally had to admit that even though It was too dark to see anything, there had to be thick clouds on the horizon not allowing any sunlight through.
It appears that the faint redness I saw on the horizon looking out my bedroom window was probably my bloodshot eyes from getting up so early, and in reality I was going to be standing there in complete darkness until the sun got high enough to lighten things up a little bit through the clouds. But instead of being disappointed that I didn't get any pictures of a sunrise I decided I would take a few pictures of a cloudy morning as if I had planned it all along.