Landscape photography is, according to some, suffering from a few plagues at the moment: over-processing, over-saturation, over... everything. Browse through the most popular landscape work online, and you quickly become numb to the beauty your eyeballs are trying to ingest.
Rickenberger's work stands out because you simply can't get numb to it. It's impossible. He calls his style "immersive and minimal," and his black and white work in particular is riveting -- hence the hour I spent lost in his portfolio drinking deep from images like these.