Had a look at some old favourites today and found some new favourites in this thread, keep 'em coming.
I agree that landscape is a lot about the waiting for the light, what makes Colin Prior so worthy in my opinion is his fieldcraft and the sheer weight of the kit he takes up the hills with him.
Colins work never fails to inspire (along with Joe Cornish) although the impact has been dulled slightly by the copycats.
Anyway, LOVING, this thread.
It's more than just waiting for the light I.M.O, like you say his fieldcraft and planning, revisiting sites on multiple occasions if necessary to check the direction of lighting , which obviously changes at different times of the year, working out the optimum dates and times to photograph a location, and the endurance to travel and linger in some of locations in some of the conditions he does- snow, wind, bitter cold, ascending and descending mountains in snow and darkness, is dedication.
Some years ago when I was doing photography as a A level at college (a course I'm sorry to say I never completed- I loved the practical elements- going out to locations, taking pictures, developing and processing in the darkroom- but the critique of others work didn't hold the same interest and in the second year we got a new tutor, who was considerably less amenable than the previous one, so I dropped out), I came across a book by Faye Godwin- 'Our Forbidden Land' documenting the impact of humans and people like the MOD on the landscape. It was fantastic- have you ever come across it?