My Kind of Landscape

I just got back from four days driving through very scenic territory. I carried a lot of camera gear, but I only made about twelve photos. For one thing, I was in a hurry to cover ground while the sun was shining. For another, I don’t really enjoy landscape photography.  I mean, I like looking at it, but I don’t like to do it. To do it really well requires patience, and patience is not my strong suit. Still, at a rest stop in Nevada, I thought I should at least record the beautiful scene to the west as the clouds rolled by:

I don't do landscapes, but this appealed to me. Nikon D7000 with 105 f/2.8 Micro-Nikkor, handheld, ISO 100, f/9, 1/160.

I looked at the image on my camera’s LCD screen and thought it was an okay snapshot of the scene before me. Then I noticed something that made the scene even more appealing:

I need more than a foreground, middle ground, and background to be happy with a landscape photograph. I need something of myself in the picture.

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