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Simply Beautiful Book

  • Dec 9, 2010
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I have spent the past two weeks mesmorized by National Geographic Simply Beautiful Photographs.
 
Award-winning photographer Annie Griffiths takes readers on a visual journey through some of the most stunning photographs to be found in National Geographic's Image Collection.
 
Images were selected to reflect her theme of beauty. Chapters are organized around the aesthetic concepts that create beauty in a photograph: Light, Composition, Moment, Time, Palette, and Wonder.
 
The photographs speak for themselves.  They are enhanced by quotes from scholars and poets.
 
This book is a rare find.  Purchase it for any photographer on your list.  They will treasure it for years.  It is perfect for lovers of beauty, of photography and the world around us.
 
Craig L. Howe
The Pointed Pundit
www.craighowe.com

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Pantanal, Brazil. The setting sun silhouettes gauchos as they relax at the end of the day. (p. 104, Joel Sartore) Richnava, Slovakia. Roma children look out the window of their shanty. (p. 185, James L. Stanfield) Near Wismar, Germany. Women share a laugh while harvesting sugar beets. (p. 225, Gordon Gahan) Sarand, Hungary. A bee-eater bird takes flight, while another keeps its perch. (p. 341, Joe Petersburger) Asheville, North Carolina. Orange leaves cover a Japanese maple at the Biltmore Estate. (p. 364, Melissa Farlow) Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. A trumpeter swan glides across Yellowstone River. (p. 370-371, James P. Blair) Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea. Tail feathers of a little greenbul bird fan out behind closed wings. (p. 461, Joel Sartore) Bayan-Olgiy, Mongolian People's Republic. A Kazakh hunter shies slightly as his golden eagle spreads its wings. (p. 440, David Edwards)

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ISBN-10: 1426206453
ISBN-13: 978-1426206450
Author: Annie Griffiths
Genre: Arts & Photography
Publisher: Focal Point
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