The lower of these two pictures reminds me of a story. I was a high school photo teacher when I made these, and I made a 16x20 print of the lower picture and tacked it to the bulletin board in the art department near the school darkroom. The negative is perfect, so the print was quite beautiful, and I was proud of it. One day I saw two of my students standing at the board looking at it. They hadn't seen me and probably thought they were alone. I eavesdropped, thinking I might get some useful feedback. I expected they'd say something about the print quality, since they were used to 35mm Tri-X prints and didn't often get to see 4x5.
They regarded it placidly for a while, and then one said, "Must be Mike's. Only Mike would take pictures of farmland."