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From the Forest, Across the Valley
I've read several interesting anthropological studies of what people like to see in paintings. I assume the same thing goes for photos. I don't hyper-analyze all the constituent parts, but I do notice when they come into play naturally. There are a number of features that are desirable, most of which track back to a genetic history of the Pleistocene. One interesting bit is that we like the idea of being near the protection of a forest while looking out across a wide plane that has a sense of scale.
Well there is plenty of that in New Zealand! This spot was found on the long drive to Milford Sound. I had so many wonderful distractions along the way... how can I not stop for something like this?
- Trey Ratcliff
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