[QUOTE=df cardwell]It's a sentimental picture,
referring to the ideal of 'beautiful nature'
rather than to the scene itself.

It is as damaging to the 'natural world' as a pipeline,
for it leads 'the masses' to believe only the pastel and perfectly composed
has value.

pretty cynical. the man found beauty in the natural world and exploited it for his image. All due respect, I think you're going over the top with this philosophical horse manure.

I find this to be a standard commercial landscape good for calendars etc. I cant fault the guy for being technically perfect but the image does feel a bit standard commercial landscapey to me.