This is one of those photographs that demonstrates why the online galleries are and should be a marginal part of APUG. There is just no comparison between the prints of this photographer and the reproductions of them in books (well, I've read that one book gets it right, but I haven't had a chance to hold that one in my hand yet), and certainly not on a computer monitor.

I would say that this is not an interesting image (the thing that gets reproduced), but it is an interesting photograph (the original print). The print is all about visual texture and tone, and these are precisely what get lost in reproduction.