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Photographs by and about Galen Rowell | See more ideas about Landscape photographers, Natural wonders and Nature. Mountain Light is a celebration of Galen’s pursuit of what he called ‘Dynamic Landscapes’ – landscape images that combined rapidly changing. In fact, just last month I wrote a post celebrating Galen’s legacy The memories of the Rowell’s and Mountain Light will live on in myself and.

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Mountain Light : In Search of the Dynamic Landscape

Rowell began climbing mountains at age ten. Would you like to tell us about a lower rowrll And all who respond to dynamic outdoor imagery will continue to marvel at his achievements. There’s is a reason that New York Times praised this book as “the classiest ‘how-to’ text on landscape color photography ever published”. We’ll assume you’re ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish.

Not to put to fine of point on it, but Rowell reinvented outdoor photography. I knew Gslen and Barbara. By Andrew Stannard Posted January 7, Get free information and updates. Write a customer review. In this book, Rowell presents 80 of his favorite images that he made over the course of his explorations, mountaineering and adventures.

I for one will always be thankful for the essays he left us in his books and the photographs. He has aglen rare ability to sense and then photograph those fleeting moments that most even many photographers only daydream about.

The photographs moumtain arranged in eight exhibits according to the many qualities of light found in mountain environments. The acclaimed landscape photographer David Muench contributes an illuminating foreword to this new edition.


Here Rowell assembled eighty of his finest images, along with the stories behind them—what he was after and how he achieved it. The acclaimed landscape photographer David Muench contributes an illuminating foreword to this new edition.

Mountain Light Photography: About Galen Rowell

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Into this landmark volume he poured all his insights gleaned from those adventures, assembling galleries of his most memorable images miuntain illustrate them.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. This book is available mountqin and used from Mountxin or via Sierra Club Books. This is so sad. So the text alone is invaluable.

Gary Crabbe Enlightened Images Ph.: In fact if I had one complaint it would be that I’d like to see more them – as it is the book is a little text heavy compared to most photography books. Sadly he left before having the chance to create with the digital tools he recognized early would be the future.

The Making of 40 Photographs. A must-own book for any lignt photographer. For those that don’t know and you can find out more in this issue of the magazineGalen Rowell was a photographer, climber and all-round adventurer.

When friends are visiting, it is one of the places we take them-they are always in awe.

No trivia or quizzes yet. I thought at first it was a sick joke. It’s also in these exhibits that Galen’s own distinctive style comes through, not just via the images, but also by ,ight accompanying text. Forget the haters that have reviewed this book.

Mountain Light — Galen Rowell. Years ago I read this. Forgetting how technically competent he is, just the fact that he does things like camp at the base of K2 for three months is impressive. January 11, at 3: So sad that he died so early. Rowell also shares the stories that went into their creation–what he was after and how he achieved it, from preparation and “previsualizing” to the physical challenges of being in the right place at exactly the right time.


Specific prose passages are for specific pictures. I just love the dramatic light you often get and enjoy the challenge of mountajn up high at the start and end of the day. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. This book can be summed up in one line the author writes in moutain Preface, “the best photographs speak for themselves”.

To a newcomer to photography his style may appear to involve a certain degree of luck, but in reality it is his experience that allows him to be in the right place at the right time, and his finely-honed understanding of technique that then enables him to make successful images.

A little too much detail for me, but more experienced photographers might appreciate such nuances. Nov 27, Dan Harris rated it it was amazing Shelves: I found this down monutain the town transfer station a few days ago. His thoughts on composition and light are must-reads for any nature photographer. Paul L rated it it was amazing Oct 03, This book greatly enhanced my photography skills, and I highly recommend it for aspiring photographers, or anyone who enjoys great photos of far away places.