I think the key here is not to merely step back and make a picture of a big scene but to apply the same level of organization used in "macro" work to larger areas. This organization of visual relationships on a grander scale, is in my opinion, one of the hardest things to pull off. I'd say Michael A. Smith would be one of the masters of such photography... I would site the following photograph as a breakthrough in my photographic seeing
Originally Posted by roteague
Simply stepping back isn't enough, but to step back and make something more than a representation of what's in front of you is the real challenge.
Just my .02c