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Dawn to Dark Photographs: The Magic of Light

Art / Photobook

By: National Geographic (Author)

400 pages, 200 colour photos

National Geographic Society

Hardback | large format (251 × 251 mm) | Nov 2013 | #208984 | ISBN-13: 9781426211799
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Hardback | small format (165 × 165 mm) | Sep 2015 | #226355 | ISBN-13: 9781426215674
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About this book

The world's best landscape photography and photojournalism stunningly depicts the passage of a single day, from dawn's first light to the closing moments of sunset. Experience shimmering mornings and opaque nights through the eyes of our finest photographers in this gloriously uplifting volume – the latest entry in National Geographic's best-selling annual photography collection. Daybreak whispers mauve over a long ocean horizon. The morning sun twinkles in a drop of dew. The broad heat of midday radiates over a beach strewn with sweat-baked sunbathers. A slender crescent moon caresses a gnarled tree standing alone on the heath. Full of one-of-a-kind photographs, this breathtaking collection gives readers a front-row seat to the world's wonders, from its most imposing cityscapes to its most pristine landscapes.

Selected from the portfolios of the most celebrated photographers, the images in Dawn to Dark Photographs are strikingly arranged to depict the beauty and majesty of light in all its variations. Short legends accompany every photograph to explain the picture, the scene it conveys, or how the shot was captured, along with inspiring quotations from literature. With the widest possible array of perspectives, close-ups, and details, these photos present a new experience of time and light. Large-format pages and a simple, striking design play up the photographs as they demand. Chapters dedicated to each phase of the day show distinctly different yet harmonizing visions, with unique insight and perspective from photographers, confirming that around the world and throughout all time, the passage of light from dawn to dusk, from morning to night and back again, connects us all.

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MAURA MULVIHILL oversees National Geographic Creative, comprising 11.5 million images and thousands of hours of footage dating back to the organization's first foray into television in 1965. Under her direction, the Image Collection represents National Geographic's stable of photographers and manages the Society's extensive video and image assets. JIM RICHARDSON has photographed more than 45 stories for National Geographic and Traveler magazines. His work has been featured on ABC News Nightline and CBS News Sunday Morning. SUSAN TYLER HITCHCOCK is a nonfiction writer and senior book editor at National Geographic. This is her 16th published book and the third National Geographic photography book to which she has contributed.

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