It makes me wonder if scenes like this actually exist, or are they constructions of our minds. Scenes like this feel to me like returning from a combat theater in the Middle East to American suburbia. Those who have done that will know what I mean. Decades ago I was attracted to the grand landscape. I think most photographers go through this stage. But for many years it has been what Eliot Porter termed, the Intimate Landscape, that has attracted me. In fact, I made a photograph in 1982 of snow on pine and aspen trees that earned a Honorable Mention by Dr. Porter in a photo contest. But I made this photograph recently, which could be considered a grand landscape, except it's not of a spectacular, iconic scene. It is a quiet, classic Idaho scene and I really like it.