Quote Originally Posted by jeffreyg View Post
Why look at others? If you are looking to break from sweeping vistas and for that matter B&W why not go out with color and a long lens or perhaps macro and develop your own vision. It is not the easiest thing to do when you appreciate what others have done and that is in the back of your mind. A couple of names that come to mind with color are Eliot Porter and Ernst Haas (both not too contemporary) as well as Joel Meyerowitz. They have very large bodies of work that include a variety of treatments of the landscape.

That's something I always think about. My tutors are always telling me to look at others' work and do lots of research and we actually get marked down if we don't do enough but most of the time I think if i look too much at others' work I have a terrible tendency to be too influenced by them, if that makes sense.