I've spent a lot of time in the Alabama Hills, at one point staying 5 weeks in nearby Lone Pine, shooting almost every day after work. This is a spectacular spot, with fabulous rock formations galore set against the backdrop of the eastern Sierra Mountains. There have been numerous TV shows and movies shot here over the years, including Gunga Din, The Lone Ranger, Bad Day at Black Rock, Tom Mix films, and more recently Tremors and portions of Iron Man. A photographers heaven.