I was really impressed the first time I saw his colorized images of Lincoln, and the Civil War.
EDIT: Those are some outstanding b&w shots. Shows me what is possible.
I'm kind of at a loss for clear expression on what they make me feel, but they seem to step right out into living reality.
He seems to be the master of sunlight.
Lately I've gone new school/old school hybrid, shooting and processing digitally then wet printing. However I really want to get into old school with wet plate collodion.
The quality of the images is just stunning - such sharp clarity, amazing. And the subjects - from boats and ships, to trains, industrial activity, ordinary people in everyday occupations; these photographs could be invaluable sources for research in a number of topics.