FOR ME, THE Elation of the Landscape is most clearly felt in the mountains. I’m not totally sure when I first experienced mountains in person, but I do remember examining a specific photo on the cover of a cassette tape over and over again. The photo showed a range of mountains stretching into the distance with what has come to be one of my absolute favorite visual effects: atmospheric perspective. I also remember the first time I stood on the highest point for miles and watched the shadows of the clouds slide across the rolling landscape. The way the light changed from moment to moment in the valley below me was totally ...

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