I would like to believe that I am a decent landscape photographer (am terrible at portraiture really), but there is this certain sense of self while taking landscape pictures that I rarely get from portraiture or street photography.
For example on the above picture ( unedited jpg straight from the camera [so forgive the sensor dust :P] ); Before pressing the shutter I was just sitting on the beach listening to the waves looking at the clouds as the sun goes down.
There was no rush and no stress to it, I did not had to press the shutter even if I was viewing it through the viewfinder for the past 1/2 minutes, I did not have to worry that people would not like the picture or even if the picture did not turn out ok.
Truly it was a pointless and selfish act, in which nobody benefited from the picture other then me who enjoyed the moment being there as I press the shutter button.
Because perhaps when it comes to landscape, I didn’t care about the result as much as the experience of being there.