Boats on Shore - Glacier National Park, Montana

On one of our mornings in Glacier NP, we headed to Apgar Village to get some sunrise photos. It is an extremely popular location in the park for sunrises, as the sun rises across Lake McDonald and often silhouettes the Rocky Mountains in the background. Another reason for its popularity is that there are always boats there that can be used as a foreground element. There is always one boat that is anchored offshore and I have never not seen it there. In fact, I don't know if it ever used. The other boats are always tied up on the small dock that extends onto the lake EXCEPT for this morning. The boats were inexplicably all onshore. In all of the visits that Jeff Clow has been there, including his many photo tours, he had never seen them in this position. In any case, I wanted to get a shot of this not too often composition just before the sun rose above the Rockies.