The Flatirons of Boulder, Colorado

As far as iconic local landmarks go, the Flatirons of Boulder, Colorado are a pretty good one to have for a photographer.  For a night photographer, they're even better.  They sit on the western edge of Boulder with very little light pollution behind them.  Even on the darkest nights, the glow of the city actually lights them up just brighter than the background.  The only sad part is that with all of the light pollution, you cannot truly capture the milky way hanging brilliantly above them.  If there's ever a massive power outage, on a crystal clear summer night, you know where I'll be...