The Very Large Array is a space observatory that converts electric signals from space into images, but doesn't really "listen" to space like the movie Contact makes us believe. It is an impressive site to visit! I thought a duotone was appropriate here as the sky was overcast with a haze.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0 L USM lens. Developed in Lightroom, adjustments in Photoshop.
I stayed out during the evening meal time to get a great sunset in Tuscany. Several other drivers pulled off the autostrada on the right. I got here early, and waited on the color and the clouds to develop. I sat in a wheat field for what seemed like forever before I got the perfect shot.
On Navajo land, this is one of the many monuments that you can see when visiting the park. Since I was a kid I have always wanted to visit because I grew up with John Wayne. But more recently after I purchased my Sony PS3 and played the intro of Motorstorm on my plasma screen. But nothing beats the real thing!
Canon EOS 5D Mark II with 17-40L. Developed in Lightroom, adjustments in Photoshop.
Maligne Lake is a lake in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. It is approximately 22.5 km (14 mi) long and 97 m (318 ft) at its deepest point. The name Maligne is French for "wicked" and was used by Father Pierre-Jean De Smet (1801-1873) to describe the treacherous river that flows from the lake. The name soon spread to the lake, canyon, pass, mountain and range.
The Otuataua Stonefields are a reminder of Auckland's volcanic past, full of stones flung out in successive volcanic eruptions. I was lucky enough to experience a beautiful sunrise there and captured this shot just before leaving. (And yes, these were the actual colours).