I did get a few landscape shots in the early morning sun. I'm still learning my way around panoramic landscape opportunities, and it shows, I'm afraid. I took about 40 shots that morning but kept only four. That wouldn't be all bad if they were really good, but that's not the case.
Here is one of the early shots that I took.
I tried again in the following shot, featuring the tree on the left.
Actually a little better, I thought. I cropped all of these shots horizontally because I felt that would emphasize the panoramic quality of the scenes. Besides, the sky didn't really have anything to offer.
In the following shot I thought I wanted to take advantage of a layering feature--a more saturated foreground and a foggier background.
In retrospect, it might have been better to have incorporated the sky, if only to establish some sort of context.
That is what I attempted to do in the following shot.
I thought this was the best of the bunch. But I really should have included more of the sky in the image. The little sliver of sky just doesn't make it, but that's all I had when I got to post processing.
In the last three shots, although I increased the contrast a bit in post processing, the early morning sun was providing the nicely saturated colors.