Pick number two:
Tetons and the Snake River by Ansel Adams 1942
As a landscape photographer I can't leave Ansel Adams outside this list. He was an American photographer best known for his iconic images of the American west.
This photo of the Tetons appeals to me for several reasons. One being that I've only been into photography for about 4 years when I bought my first DSLR, a Nikon D3000. Given that I've only lived in the digital darkroom and never worked with film. I think it is astonishing to be able to get this result on film. The details in the for and middle ground, perfectly balanced high-lights with the sunbeams and over all light. The shape of the mountains in the back has an interesting shape I think. Then you have the river that leads you into the picture. The composition is a home run with rule of phi (golden ratio), leading lines etc.
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