The most fascinating part about this image is its versatility. While there are clearly and deliberately baked images for dramatic effect or as a joke, there are numerous quality photos in this thread...and many are completely different. I know not when this was taken or what the location normally looks like, but I've seen accurate renditions of twilight, sunset, midday, and sunrise--this is the true art in this image. I've seen drab and deathly edits (in a positive way) that epitomize the dreariness and vast wasteland that some view death valley to be, but I've also seen detailed photos, full of contrast and life, that promotes optimism for the future. It can be what the artist makes it out to be, and that, in my opinion, is beautiful.