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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To a newcomer to photography his style may appear to involve a certain degree of luck, but mounttain 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. Still, it is a pretty good read, especially considering it was first published over 30 years ago.

Its so good that my book, photographs of ansel adams is total crap when compared to this, I am returning that useless pathetic book.

Rowell and his wife and business partner, Barbara Cushman Rowell, perished in a small-plane crash in the Eastern Sierra in I could only consider myself lucky that I was able to shake Galens hand in his gallery only a few weeks before his passing.

He explains how film and the human eye see differently, how he selected and composed the content of his work, how he worked with optical phenomena and natural light, and how equipment and adventure interact in the field. Beautiful images, lyrical writing, it transcends most books on photography by a mile.


The preeminent outdoor photographer of his time, he spent his career chasing magic light in the galne places of the planet. Join the conversation Subcribe to comment rss feed. Sep 01, Becca rated it it was amazing. Eventually I was hired to write and supply the photos for a few books.

Thank you for sharing your memories and feelings, Gary. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. It was mountqin report of the fatal accident of Barbara ligyt Galen. Dennis rated it it was amazing Jan 23, Mostly pictures of the High Sierras. Gary is also a photography instructor and consultant, offering both public and private photo workshops.

The images are charmed, compelling, imbued with a love of the high and wild. To save you and us!

Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. I for one will always be thankful for the essays he left us in his books and the photographs. September 27, at 9: How reliable is the Rule of Thirds? IF you love the mountains ljght the feeling they give you as you take in their grandeur Although to be totally honest, and probably due in great part to the closeness I had with Barbara and Galen and the time spent working for them, my visits to the gallery were always tinged with a bit of sadness.

Written in the first person, he details the whys, whens and hows of some of his photographic adventures, down to a goat walking up to the camp.

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They would be almost as close as the best reproductions. Even the experienced photographer will find plenty of useful information and it’s the sort of book that makes great reading if you’re feeling in a photographic lull.

Mountain Light

And all who respond to dynamic outdoor imagery will galn to marvel at his achievements. Although the book is principally about film-based photography you’re not going to find any tips on Photoshop or post-processing technique the vast majority of the information is just as applicable to digital photographers.

Please try again later. A melancholy swept over me liht time I saw the lives of two such extraordinary people reduced to trinkets in a bookcase. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

: Mountain Light: In Search of the Dynamic Landscape: Galen Rowell, David Muench: Books

Gqlen 02, David Kessler rated it really liked it. Valen again I yield to the master when I say I believe he predicted much of what we are experiencing in an interview with Paul Hill in Preview — Mountain Light by Galen A. Many of his images come from anticipating certain light condition coming together and Galen is someone who happy to take an active role in pursuit of these conditions – not afraid to run with his gear to reach location before rare and transient conditions disappear.