I chose Carleton Watkins, because he is a monochrome landscape photographer. I love landscape photography, and prefer taking those kinds of photos. Looking at his photos interests me so much, because I enjoy looking at nature. To see the photos that he has taken is so fascinating to me. I find it interesting that most of his photos have similar looking trees in them. I wonder if he did this on purpose, like he tried to find places that had those trees, or if it was accidental and they just happened to be everywhere he went. The way he captured the world around him is so beautiful, even in his monochrome photos, you can see so much colour and life. For example, in his photo of Tasayac, the Half Dome, you can see ripples in the water and some of the tree tops at slight angles. This shows that there must have been wind, which gives the photo a little bit of a story, and little bit more life.