Usually the discussions I've seen regarding influential photographers (pardon the expression) degenerate into photographers that choose people for subjects. Really, some are quite excellent and intriguing, but what about those of us who have chosen another path- Landscapes only? I've shot some people photos, but prefer being in the great outdoors and trying to form some kind of bond with nature. Of course nature and the wilderness is indifferent to my existance, but never unfaithful to it's indifference (paraphrase ~ Edward Abbey). I enjoy that. I don't know (or care- am indifferent) if there others here that feel the same, but at this point I'm truly comfortable with just shooting landscapes. I realized this a couple years ago after looking at the work of Galen Rowell. Something clicked or snapped, busted real bad, or maybe even got fixed. But here's a gallery of the work that helped me gain some focus on what I'm trying accomplish. http://mountainlight.com/gallery.west/images.html I don't pour over the shots, but find them impressive. I do want to develop my own individual style, but the feel of these images I believe lie under my efforts. There are others- but seeing Mr. Rowell's work is when the bone broke. Anyone else have watershed moments?