The Inyo Mountains east of Owens Valley offer gorgeous, sweeping views of the Sierra Nevada to the west. There is a section of the Inyo Mountains that has a number of Joshua Trees--an iconic symbol of the southwest (particularly the Mojave Desert). I have visited this area a number of times, but this particular morning I decided to move around and "work the scene." Then I saw it--in the distance from a specific angle, a Joshua Tree was nicely aligned with the crown of the Sierra Nevada--Mount Whitney (named after Josiah Whitney). I set up and used a telephoto lens to focus on the tree with the hulking relief of Mount Whitney in the background.