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Great - with one little problem,
This review is from: Freeze Frame: A Wildlife Cameraman's Adventures on Ice (Hardcover)
This is a splendid collection of images from the cold places of the world - the Artic, the Antarctic and high mountains.
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.
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Initial post: 21 Nov 2013 10:49:33 GMT
Last edited by the author on 21 Nov 2013 10:50:58 GMT
I have to say that I didn't find myself at all annoyed by this double page feature as I read the book. And on double-checking, there are not that many such spreads.
In reply to an earlier post on 21 Nov 2013 10:58:31 GMT
Stewart M says:
Hi there - well at least you read my review!!
Maybe I was a bit harsh - but it was how the lay out made me react as I was reading the book. SM
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