Emerald Bay Dawn, Lake Tahoe, California
I have a new friend in Reno who's from my home state of Arkansas and had yet to visit Lake Tahoe's iconic Emerald Bay. He volunteered to pick me up at 4:45 AM, and I thought it would be a good morning for hiking up to the overlook above the bay instead of stopping at the road. It was a stunningly beautiful morning, and the light was gorgeous. It's been photographed countless times, but it's still one of my favorite views that I have seen.