I love the Alabama Hills of CA for the surreal landscape and the great views of Mt. Whitney. However, the best views of Mt. Whitney require a telephoto given the considerable distance between the Alabama Hills--just above the Owens Valley floor--and the towering 14,500-foot height of Mt. Whitney--nestled behind the sheer eastern escarpment of the Sierra Nevada. On this particular morning, I was greeted by a gorgeous sunrise, which seemed to set Mt. Whitney and surrounding clouds on fire--hence the photo title.