When I get to the gym early enough, I like to snap a picture of the sun rising over the city. Some photos turn out better than others, but I've realized there's one must-have trick to getting a great snapshot of the sun as it breaks through the darkness:
You have to get up early.
There is no other way to take a picture of the sunrise other than waking up before the sun.
Beautiful things require effort. If they seem to elude you lately, look at your work ethic and challenge yourself to step your game up.