Emerald Bay is known as Lake Tahoe’s crown jewel. With that in mind, I envisioned Emerald Bay would be a great location for sunrise. I woke up half asleep, making the drive up the mountain to find the sky lighting up for a burn. The colors went from cools to warms lighting up the sky and reflecting in glassy waters of Emerald Bay. I rushed to get the best photograph I could. Due to Lake Tahoe’s incredible clarity and depth, the colors of the lake are surreal. Emerald Bay is the picture-perfect place to take in the beauty of the mountains.