Got out for the sunrise at the North beach lagoon. 1. The clear, early morning light was beautiful 2. It's always a great place for an amateur like me. You don't have to worry about backgrounds and the birds are very cooperative. 3. More important than the birding was my opportunity to finally meet Randy. He's been a photographic mentor for me here on the Cafe for years. Always there with good advice and he elevated my soccer photography over the years. Here's Randy hard at work. 4. A bonus was a chance to meet another long-time Cafe friend, Allan. He packs some serious glass! 5. Randy was proud of me when I finally got down in the water. 6. My favorite from the day.