Matt Purciel Photography
Eastern Sierra Sunrise

Eastern Sierra Sunrise - Bishop California

That Eastern Sierra sunrise I will never forget. The night before, I camped outside the town of Bishop, California in the Eastern Sierra. I woke up to an overcast sky thinking it was a bust. I didn't know what to expect for sunrise. Then like a light switch the morning light pierced the storm clouds illuminating Mt Tom and Basin Mountain of the Eastern Sierra in the richest alpenglow. That light pared with the blooming yellow rabbit brush in the foreground was so incredible. I was trying to photograph this as fast as I could as the light and colors were quickly changing. To date this was the most epic Eastern Sierra sunrise I've experienced.