Forcing myself out of bed at 5 am in my Tahoe inn, I put on a ski cap in the pre-dawn September cold, I grabbed my camera gear and stumbled sleepily to my car. I knew exactly where I wanted to go to catch the perfect sunrise image of Lake Tahoe’s Emerald Bay. It contains the only island in the lake, Fannette Island, and is generally regarded as the most beautiful spot on the lake. As the sky started to lighten, red outlined the mountains across the lake. After a few minutes, I noticed there were a few sailboats anchored in the Bay. I was delighted to see that one of them started to move, then circled the island, adding the perfect human counterpoint to this marvel of nature.