Can you picture part of the opening sequence to "The Fellowship of the Ring" when Frodo is reading in a meadow and hears Gandalf's singing as he drives his cart nearby? Can you conjure the richness of the light, the colors, the natural splendor of that grassy spot? It's not all cinematography. Middle Earth really is that beautiful.
(and these were taken with a point-and-shoot, zero photo editing)(wow)