Returning to historical landscape conventions: the landscape, and the category of "Beautiful Romantic Landscape Painting", I use drawing as a practice to distill or reduce an image down to its minimal element- the mark.  First I take a photograph whose content and composition recall romantic landscape painting.  A repetitive mark is placed anywhere there is a contrast in value in the photograph.  I reproduce the image in this way in order to activate the reproduction of the photographic image, the referencing of the conventions of landscape painting, and the memory of landscape painting before photography.