Digital Photography and the flattening of landscape

Easy access to the internet and faster broadband, for many in the West at least, mean that anyone interested in landscape, nature, geography, topography and related areas can now spend vast amounts of time casting their eyes over an almost limitless territory of online landscapes and environments.

As a result, it is quite possible for people to devote many more hours gazing at digital photographs of places near and far, than actually spending time in them.