The Alabama Hills lie just to the west of Lone Pine, California. From Lone Pine, drive west on Whitney Portal Road. This is easy to find as it is the only stoplight in town. Turn north onto Movie Road and follow it to the top of a large hill. From there, a small dirt road is to the south. To reach this location requires either a 4WD high-clearance vehicle or a short hike (about 1 mile) to reach the destination.
A high vantage point provided the ideal location to capture this sunrise over the Alabama Hills. The scene was somewhat dull until sunlight burst through the clouds and illuminated one section of the Hills. The Sierra Nevada Mountains, usually the scene-stealers, remained substantially shrouded in clouds.