The Eastern Sierra landscape is one of the most dramatic and photographic valleys in California. The Eastern Sierra landscape is very popular with landscape photographers as well as you can see why. The Sierra Nevada mountain range hits a fault in the Owens Valley which creates what is known as the Eastern Sierra Escarpment. The Sierra Mountain drop off into the valley below creating some dramatic mountain landscape. That summer morning we woke up 5am to try to get a sunrise in one of my favorite locations in the Owens Valley. We were rushing to get out there in time to watch the color materialize. I always love this spot along the Owens River with an amazing view of the Eastern Sierra.