I just finished watching "The Quest for Inspiration", its a movie based on a French landscape photographer. The movie follows him in a variety of locations from forests to harsh snow lands. The reason I decided to post is that when considering to goto places to photograph I wonder if they really look like they are depicted by other photographers. The photos this guy produces are stunning but his friend who follows with another 5dmk2 recording it in video mode is where the interest is. Video can't be processed to a degree but not as much photoshop would on a photo and so the video sequences in this production show the landscape for how it is. The running streams, colourful leaves, wooden, musty and moss covered trees. All the textures, colour, contrast...its all there.
I speak for me in that I sometimes question as to whether some of the locations we see in photos are in actual fact depicted as seen. Were those mountains that colour, was the water a deep turquoise, were the leaves really that vivid?
If you in need of some inspiration, I highly recommend the opportunity to watch it.