Although this photo could be considered a landscape, it could also be viewed as a unique moment in time. I had originally planned to photograph the Milky Way galactic plane passing over Humphrey's Peak (Arizona'a tallest mountain to the left and out of frame). Even though I was able to capture many shots of the Milky Way passing over the mountain, the shot above is my favorite of the bunch. The shot was taken around 2am during our last night in Arizona. It was 1:30am and I had gotten all the shots I had planned for. Before leaving though, I decided to take a shot looking directly down US Route 180, the road I had pulled over on to take the shots. Since it was the middle of the night, there were no cars around for miles leaving me ample time to take the 25 second exposure required to photograph a starry sky. The photo has several points of interest; the long straight roads of the southwest, the mountains, the orange sky glow of Flagstaff 30 miles to the south, the planet Mars shining brightly directly over the roadway, and the Milky Way galactic center peaking out from the clouds on the left of the frame. That night, I did not get much sleep after getting back to the hotel at 3am. Despite that, it was all worth it to get of my favorite shots of the year.