Awesome place, awesome morning. Visiting the Alabama Hills is ideal in December. Camping is free and everywhere and the roads are good enough for any vehicle (well, most of the roads).
I shot a bunch of other stuff including panoramas—they should be very nice, but this pre-sunrise glow often is so fleeting (a cloud moves and poof it's gone) so that it’s very hard to capture in a panorama. So this is a single frame.
The full 151MP version of this image may be viewed in diglloyd Medium Format in:
WOW—incredible detail, color, tonality, super low noise, I’ve never seen anything like it before. The entire frame is just stunning at actual pixels (151 megapixels!)
Maybe I can paint in the moon from another frame; I shot some other frames 5 or 6 stops darker with that idea; the dynamic range required for reasonable noise is probably around 20 stops.