Where I now live makes getting to the beach at dawn or sunset very easy. That time of day offers the photographer a 'golden hour' with the warmest light, and it often is truly golden. For monochrome it's a beautiful time as well, because the sun is oblique so that shadows and raking light reveal textures that just aren't visible at other times. The two below were made on Friday morning, October 25th just after sunrise. I began to expose the two rolls I used before the sun had actually broken the horizon, and had finished them both (ten negatives each) by about 8 AM.