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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The level of detail Galen includes in how he reaches the location of rowepl photograph, and what went into his journeys is unmatched as far as I have found. Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Yes, add me to your mailing list. Galen and his wife Barbara were killed in a small plane crash in California in Such a shame this llght photographer and writer’s life ended so early. Mark Rooke-jones rated it really liked it Jul 13, In essence the book can be ligh into two parts; seven chapters discussing various aspects of Galen’s work and eight ‘Exhibits’, each containing the story behind a number of similarly themed photographs.

Mountain Light : In Search of the Dynamic Landscape

A must-read if you’re a photographer or at least interested. In addition to explaining how he worked with optical phenomena and natural light, the book traces his development as a photographer — in terms of both philosophy and technique — and recounts his adventures in some of the most remote, dangerous, and beautiful places on Earth.

GleShee rated it really liked it Jan 18, A must-own book for any outdoor photographer. I do not own any of his pics lkght his prints go for a very high price.


May Galen Rowell rest peacefully in the light and the wind of the high mountains where he found such peace during his human time. Get to Montain Us. As a landscape photographer, I’ve poured over literally thousands of landscape photos – in books, slides and magazines – but the work of Galen Rowell stands alone in the realm of mountain landscapes.

The chapters are alternated between personal essays and what he calls “exhibits”. He had already proved this with his Sierra Club books. Aug 02, David Kessler rated it really liked it. And i would like that to more so illustrate the strength of the other images, instead of criticizing the cover image. In summary this is moubtain book that should sit proudly on a landscape photographer’s bookshelf. September 28, at Galen Rowell was one mountaain the best photographers of his era, and this book explains how.

The sheer ease with which we can produce a superficial image often leads to creative disaster.

Another Sad Passing of Galen Rowell – the closure of Mountain Light

Still, it is a pretty good read, especially considering it was first published over 30 years ago. Andrew Stannard Freelance landscape photographer based in Lancashire. Galen Rowell was such an inspiration to me. I have visited the gallery many times, most recently just over a month ago where I was able to share it with three friends. We will no longer have a permanent exhibit space, but his books remain in print. Clearing Mist – El Capitan. The closing of the gallery marks the end of an era, I fear.

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Mountain Light: In Search of the Dynamic Landscape by Galen A. Rowell

Get free information and updates. Good advice for landscape photography. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. His thoughts on composition and light are must-reads for any nature photographer.

If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? 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.

Howard rated it it was amazing Dec 07, His photos will not only impress your eyes but they will tug at your soul.

Sara Silver rated it it was amazing May 30, October 3, at 1: I just love the dramatic light you often get and enjoy mountakn challenge of being up high at the start and end of the day. The Best Books of September 27, at 9: I took these photos as a photo school all by themselves. 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.

Freelance landscape photographer based in Lancashire.