Landscapes on purpose

Challenge series hosted by Sugarbaker. Challenges start on Wednesdays.
Landscapes taken with purpose. While not excluded, the idea is that these are not just your vehicle pull off views. Not just your midday sun. Attention to light, environment, composition, and a strong attempt to avoid descriptors such as "typical or boring".
Finished (6 challenges)
Entries: 45
Winners announced: 13th February, 2013 GMT
Winner: Split Sky
landscapes taken with graduated neutral density filters
Entries: 89
Winners announced: 18th April, 2012 GMT
Winner: P1100090-Edit
Submit two photos: an original landscape or cityscape and a second version of the same photo that you have edited to save from the trash bin. Read the rules. There are specific requirements. If these requirements aren't met, I'll toss out your entry.
Entries: 97
Winners announced: 21st March, 2012 GMT
Winner: Runaway Train
enter a landscape or city scape in which the subject is out of focus.
Entries: 100
Winners announced: 7th March, 2012 GMT
Winner: Annapurna Blushes
Show your best landscapes that weren't just opportunistic... show something you had to hike for... something you had to get up early (or stay up late) for. Maybe you rented a plane or skied through some out-of-bounds terrain to get the view.
Entries: 56
Winners announced: 15th February, 2012 GMT
Winner: Fire in malt field.
Pictures of fires in nature or evidence of past fires.
Entries: 84
Winners announced: 25th January, 2012 GMT
Winner: Sahara
Post your best shots that depict a desert scene in a panoramic aspect.