Even though I am not an early morning person, I did not regret getting out of bed at 5 a.m. to see the sunrise over Los Angeles from Griffith Park Observatory. Getting dressed in my new Canada Goose jacket and packing my camera and tripod with me, I was soon heading to the Observatory in an Uber cab. When I arrived at the hill, there were only a handful of people there including a couple of photographers like me, hanging out with their tripods and looking for the best locations to get some great pictures of L.A. It was unexpectedly cold and windy and I couldn't have been more grateful for my Arctic down jacket. However, having forgot my mittens at home, my hands were freezing while I hurriedly set up my camera and tripod. As the sun slowly began to rise, coloring the sky in shades of purple, pink and gold, I lost myself in the beauty of the moment, forgetting my frozen hands or how cold it was. No pictures can do justification to the incredibly magnificent views of L.A. from the Observatory washed in hues of gold-colored lights of the rising sun. Whether you live in L.A. or are just visiting, I strongly recommend getting out there very early in the morning to witness for yourself the magic of the rising sun over the city of L.A. However, do keep in mind the weather, and dress appropriately. Also, you don't want to go there if it is raining.