Then there are landscapes that are, not sure what to say about them.....so other worldly, so colorfied, so saturated, that in a way they are breathtaking. I can see a whole generation of photographers wanting to make landscapes like that. I guess it is the same as my generation seeing Ansel Adams black and white photographs and heading into our darkrooms to master the Zone System.
Except when I see these images, overdone in my opinion, all I can see is software. Kind of like when you see model images that have flawless skin and perfect skinny bodies. To me, the models look like illustrations and these landscapes look like illustrations. Will these exaggerated images eventually lead us to a discontent with the actual landscapes when we go to see them as it has led to women's expectations and subsequent discontent with our actual bodies?
While I defend the photographer's right to make their work however they want to make it, I hope that I'm not gradually led into that genre of photography.
This image was made one day when I was running errands in town. I like the geometry of it and the frames of faces.
By the way, I'm not opposed to using Photoshop or Lightroom, but more on that another day.