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Bright Waters Hardcover – October, 2003


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From the Author

Scuba dive? It had never occurred to me. In fact, I might not have been sure, really, what that meant. But when I went underwater for the first time, it was the beginning of a love affair that has lasted over thirty years.

Diving has drawn me to many exotic lands where I've had experiences approaching the magical. Each dive there has been something fascinating to see, as tiny as a polka dotted baby boxfish, the size of a raisin, or as large as a sixty foot whale shark, slowly gliding by the humans swimming, awestruck, beside it.

How does one recap over thirty years of scuba diving in a few short sentences? It simply isn't possible.

In sharing these photographs I hope also to share some of the magic.

About the Author

Nancy Ferguson, is one of Parade Magazine's recent photography contest winners, whose book of underwater photography, BRIGHT WATERS, clearly demonstrates her love of the ocean and all its inhabitants.

With over thirty years of scuba diving under her weight belt, at 78 years of age, Nancy looks back on a lifetime of adventure that includes being shipwrecked in the Philippines, riding a manta ray in the Sea of Cortez and swimming with the humpback whales in Hawaii. She is the proud great grandmother of six, a cancer survivor and a published author of three novels.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Eagle Ray Publishing (October 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0974446203
  • ISBN-13: 978-0974446202
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 10.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,648,025 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By John Berry on January 16, 2004
"Bright Waters" is an incredible journey to the depths of the ocean that only a scant few ever witness.
From the darkest, most obscure places--lightened only by the color provided by the nature of the underwater species--the author and artist, Nancy Ferguson, shows an uncanny skill with her camera.
Highlights include the perception of an "angel" on the wing of a stingray, a scorpionfish "lollygagging" comfortably on his ocean "lawn," dazzling, living floral arrangements ready to retreat at any second if disturbed and the graceful eel that appears to have snowflakes--living snowflakes--brightening the moment.
This masterpiece has everything from cup corals and angelfish to fish that have put on their clown makeup to further amaze the senses.
You'll see undersea parrots, kissing fish and the bluest of blue on the banner fish.
And, yes, for you jazz fans, there is the unique trumpet fish...but this one looks like a clarinet!
It's an amazing 200 pages!
This creation...this work of art...this opus...deserves five stars...and more!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kenneth Golden on January 20, 2004
A wonderful coffee-table addition. The two hundred photos of fish, whales, shipwrecks, octopi, and other colorful sea creatures are a delight. Many of the pictures come with accompanying brief text that helps the reader to understand the photo. The book is even more impressive when one understands that the author/photographer is currently 78 years young and took many of these pictures at an age when many of us were just thinking about the La-Z Boy and the television. The book makes me want to get back to scuba diving.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J Laing on February 14, 2004
Bright Waters is a wonderful resource to use when somebody asks - "What kind of things do you see when you are diving?
The book provides an insight into a beautiful and fascinating world that is so often misunderstood and feared. The pictures are clear and well crafted and the author has provided a wonderful window into the underwater world.
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A welcome new volume for collectors of top-flight underwater photo books. And a wonderful pictorial introduction to undersea life for the future scuba diver. Amazing shots, representing countless hours of quiet stalking, interspersed with startling chance encounters captured on film.
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By A Customer on January 15, 2004
I have the book. I was wowed by the bright colors and informed by the descriptions. I think that this book has tables all over the world with it's name on it.
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