Nice slideshow, Dave. Some cool images in there. And you're right, you can have the best looking scenery laid out in front of you, but if the sky and air are hazy, you're screwed. I was awed by the views from the castle in Salzburg, but the day was very hazy. My shots from there are underwhelming at best. I suppose you'd have to live there or just plain luck out to get a nice, clear day to get some stunning shots from up there.
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