- Hardcover: 240 pages
- Publisher: Tartan Dragon Ltd (2 Feb. 2012)
- ISBN-10: 0957139209
- ISBN-13: 978-0957139206
- Product Dimensions: 26.7 x 2.7 x 29.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 142,024 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Freeze Frame: A Wildlife Cameraman's Adventures on Ice Hardcover – 2 Feb 2012
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Top Customer Reviews
I went to a talk Doug Allan gave in Bristol and was captivated. The pictures shown were made so much more interesting with his humour and facts - and they were stunning to start with. An hour just wasn't enough to immerse yourself in his visions of the world, luckily his book takes you much further.
It would be a shame if this was just a coffee table book. Read it. Love it.
I am a wildlife cameraman and I can tell you that Doug Allan is the modest type who doesn't indulge in exaggeration so the facts speak for themselves and you can appreciate every little detail for what it really is.
Well worth waiting 30 years for !
A wonderful book, stuffed with an amazing range of photographs taken by Doug Allan, mainly to complement David Attenborough's TV programmes in Arctic regions over 30 years, culminaring in his work for the latest blockbuster 'Frozen Planet'. The text which accompanies the photographe is informative and entertaining. The book is beautifully printed and represents exceptional value value.
As you move through book you follow the career development of Doug Allen, and he gives you enough information for you to understand that he has a great talent, but that he has also managed to be in the right place at the right time on more than one occasion.
The book manages to steer a course between giving enough technical detail for readers interested in the photographic elements of the photographs, enough biological information for wildlife lovers and enough material on climate change for people concerned about the fate of these cold environments. And the pictures make all this text come alive.
As with many photographic books, a number of the images are printed across two pages and this does reduce their impact. I have to say that I don't think this a very wise move here. Many of the double page images only have about 1/5 of the image on the second page - so the whole image is compromised to some extent without there being a significant increase in the size of the whole print. Most of these split page image could have been reproduced on a single page, with no annoying valley and at almost the same size. This is the only reason for giving this book four stars.
Great picture, great story, great book, great read - slight annoying presentation.
But still recommended.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A fascinating account of the writer's life as a wildlife photographer - and stunning photos. I keep going through it, which is not usual for this type of book.Published 8 months ago by Cadfan Country
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arrived on time & very well packaged. full of gossy photos & at the back was a list of each photo, what camera & lens was used & what settings were used.Published 23 months ago by Chuffy
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