Now the photo immediately above (taken at Badlands NP) makes use of the aesthetic concept of Repetition. One can easily see that the form in the immediate foreground is repeated many many times as it fades off into the distance. That assists the viewers eyes to flow through this image. Another aesthetic which we find utilized in this photo is that of the power of Suggestion! The large area of both light and dark elements (Contrast) combining with the dimly lit forms and bands of color in the sandstone seems to ask the viewer to be drawn into more detail in the darker areas. We are stimulated to see if there is more to be awed by. Interestingly, there is an analogy between this aesthetic and one of how we think. Often we think about a subject firstly on the surface or in an "overview" kind of mode. (Even these words relate to seeing a landscape). Then we may see that there is more to the subject and we begin to think more deeply about it. The same thing can occur here as we ponder and probe the "depths" of this sandstone formation.
It is my hope that anyone reading this may be encouraged to respond with "aesthetic" views and elements of your own which you wish to discuss, dialog and gain more insights on through this blog. Please feel free to do so!