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This review is from: America's Parks (Hardcover)
I'm lucky enough to live in the American West, and have visited most of the western parks. When I go there I don't even take a camera and I've often asked why. In answering I simply point to a book. In the past this has usually been an Ansel Adams. In the future it's going to be this one. My own picture taking ability is so pathetic when compared to these that I have to say 'why bother.'
In the past I've found the black and white photographs from Adams and others to be better than color. With this book, that has changed. The pictures here are in color, but color with a richness that has to be seen to be believed. I can't imagine what M. bourseiller has done to get such rich reds, such subtle greens, and restful blues. I can only imagine the time he must have spent looking for the right spot, waiting for the sun to be just so, even for the moon to appear just under that arch. The printing quality has likewise matched the photographic quality. It has changed my view completely.
This new book consists of relatively recent photographs of some 53 National Parks. I've been to most of them, and this book is a better way to remember them than any picture I could possibly have taken. It's simply magnificant.