Including people in your landscape images, brings a personal touch to the image. You make the setting yours. The viewer gets a feeling that they also can be part of the particular scenery.
I had risen early and traveled for twenty minutes to photograph sunrise on Lake Albert, in Wagga Wagga. I was rewarded by this canoeist silently moving through the scene in front of me. His silhouette and the wake left by his canoe added movement and depth to the image.
By including this young couple in the front of the image of Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse in south west Western Australia, it demonstrates the sheer enormity of the lighthouse. It almost seems to be overpowering them. I had to kneel on the pavement to include all of the lighthouse in the photo.
This couple were canoeing the Nitmiluk Gorge, section of Katherine Gorge in the Northern Territory. The image shows how rugged and tough the Gorge is and how tiny and and vulnerable the canoeists were. It was extremely hot and we regularly saw man eating saltwater crocodiles resting on the banks of the Katherine River
By including tourists in this image of sunset of the Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb, has given life to the image and shown the rewards of completing the climb at sunset.