I really wasn't looking for a critique of either photographer. I was more interested in what qualities of the color landscape image you are drawn too.
I like Porter but I honestly cannot remember a single image I have seen of his. I agree that he was able to see the small stuff and make it important but I my overall impression of his images are not very....I guess memorable is the word I am looking for. That being said I remember so many of Muench's, Rowell's Patterson's and Teague's (yes our own Robert). Taste is a strange thing.
I am not familiar with Hyde and will have to look him up. Same with Klett.