Landscape Work, photographed in multiple locations
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Brooklyn, New York
West Yellowstone, Montana
Devil’s Tower, Wyoming
The fundamental point … is, that all the beauty of material objects depends on the associations that may have connected them with the ordinary affections or emotions of our nature. In other words, the beauty which we impute to such objects is nothing more than the reflections of our own inward emotions. The object presented to our eyes is associated either with pleasures, or pleasing emotions of our past life, or by some universal analogy with such pleasing emotions, these are immediately suggested and renews the moment the object is seen by us.
Excerpted from Sir Uvedale Price on the Picturesque by Montagu Stanley. Published by Caldwell, Lloyd and Co., Edinburgh, 1842.