Donner Lake is in Truckee, California, part of the Tahoe area. This dock is one of many along Donner Lake's north shore. There are many bushes and Cottonwood trees along the shore that turn vibrant yellows and even oranges in the Fall. This particular dock is closer to the boat launch on the west end of the lake.
Two flash units were used to light up the bush in the foreground and a graduated neutral density filter was used to balance the sky's exposure. A bit of dodging in Adobe's Camera Raw 10.0 was also used to lighten up the bush in the foreground a touch more. Sunrises can be amazing in the Tahoe area this time of year. And they are a little easier to shoot before Daylight Savings starts...
"Donner Lake Sunrise 17" - Sunrise photograph of a vibrant orange sunrise, a dock, and a bush with Fall colors at Donner Lake in Truckee, California. Photographed October 30th, 2017 at 7:27am