One of the most popular locations for landscape photography in California is the Mammoth Lakes area. The escarpment of the Sierra Nevada creates some of the most dramatic scenery in all of California. One of the best places to go is the Mammoth Lakes are. That morning soon after the alpenglow the sunlight broke through the clouds over in the east warming the Eastern Sierras. It's always an experience to wake up early and watch the rising sun do its morning work and paint the landscape with light. I find myself returning to Mammoth Lakes California year after year.