A landscape is a spatial expanse covered by a point of view. It is an interdependent whole with autonomous functioning and mechanics formed of a continuity of sedimented elements and of which one perceives only a globality. Its character results from the action and interaction of natural and/or human factors. The notion of landscape has a strong aesthetic dimension, even pictorial or literary as a representation. (Wikipedia, the free encyclopaedia (in french)).
I like this cold and objective definition of this pictorial genre that has been practiced for centuries. I have therefore selected these 15 photographs from among the thousands of “landscapes” stored on my hard drivein order to try to best illustrate this definition.