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I probably shouldn’t say this, but I had no idea that Alabama was so beautiful. Oh wait, these are the Alabama Hills in California. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a sunrise, let alone one as beautiful as this one. ~WaterGirl
After a successful first attempt at photographing the morning appearance of comet NEOWISE and a rather unsuccessful attempt at shooting a star trail with Red Hill as a foreground; I headed up to the Alabama Hills just west of Lone Pine for the sunrise. As I arrived the first rays of sunlight were casting a purple glow over the higher peaks of the eastern Sierra. Within a few minutes the purple tone gave way to a brilliant golden tone that became a bright white. As time progressed you could see the sunlight edging further down the eastern Sierra. At this point I turned the camera around to capture the sun as it poked over the Inyo mountains to the east.
The purple tones of first light reach Mt. Whitney.
Mt. Williamson at first light.
Mt. Whitney has a golden glow as the sunlight reaches it over the Inyo Mountains to the east.
Mt. Langley getting the first golden rays of sun.
Lone Pine Peak with Mt. Langley on the left and Mt. Whitney on the right.
Mt. Whitney bathed in the light of the morning sun.
The sun just before it breaks the crest of the Inyo Mountains.
The sun rises over the distant Inyo Mountains and the Alabama Hills in the foreground.