The Sun suddenly decided it was time again to throw some decent flares at us after a 2 year long pause. So many nights wasted on aurora-hunting up until this glorious night of spellbinding display of light! Picture was taken very close to my home in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Tricky situation - wading through the waist-high water (slick stones on the ground) with the camera in my hand - trying not to fall into the water. :D Took with my Tripod and a Hoya ND400. Canon EOS 450D | EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM | Hoya ND400 5 RAW | HDR | ISO 100 | f/7.1 @ 30-2.5s | PS CS4
Nowhere in the Muslim world can you find such a profusion of domes and minarets as in Cairo. Rising from the haze of crowded, crumbling streets in the old, chaotic, yet picturesque medieval parts of the city, they dominate the city's skyline. Minarets, indeed, are Cairo's joy and ornament and the source of Cairenes' favorite nickname: "Madeenet el alf Midhana," "the city of a thousand minarets."
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.
Castle Mountain is located within Banff National Park in the Canadian Rockies, approximately half-way between Banff and Lake Louise. Visitors usually only pull over to take pictures of wild animals, so they were kind of distracted when they saw me kneeing in the middle of the road, aiming towards Castle Mountain. :-D