I am about to begin writing a series of articles for a local club concentrating on the aesthetics of landscape photography. The introductory article will look at the fundumental nature of beauty in the landscape and why it touches something deep inside us. I am interested to hear your opinions on this. I have some theories myself, primarily to do with the common gene pool we share and the way in which all life is connected through this. Also, I subscribe to Gaia Theory (not the Gaia Movement) and I believe that what appears as beauty to us is simply (though not merely) the 'movements of the engine' so to speak. If you have any interesting links that you think may be of interest please post them. I apologise if this is going over material that's already been covered on here, but I did do a search prior to opening this and couldn't find a thread that matched what I was looking for. Thanks in advance, Mike PS I'm not asking anyone to do my work for me. This isn't a commercial venture, however if anyone still wants me to credit them for ideas or the like I'm more than happy to do so.