Very often you've a major landscape feature
like a spectacular mountain which will degenerate to just another rock
on a picture. After the first look the viewer has already sucked it all
information of the scene so there's not much left than the raving comments
of the photographer.
Have a look at 1st picture below. The volcano
in the background is still the dominating feature of the landscape but
there's more. We've two additional
layers - the foreground and the
center - both not too impressive but it adds a certain kick to the scene.
It is the quite the same with 2nd picture to the right. None of the objects
is very special and probably not worth a picture. However, the layered
scene as a whole is quite beautiful with the fuzzy mountains at the horizon,
the rocks in the blue sea and the foreground with its fine structures.
by Horst Schneider
The two pictures below show the effect
of a single additional layer. The left picture may show an impressive mountain
but nonetheless it looks a bit empty - the right picture looks more interesting.