Most importantly the photographs within this medium landscape sized book are simply stunning. We all charge off abroad on holidays and yet right on our doorstep we have some of the most evocative landscapes in the world. It is truly inspiring stuff.
However I have some small issues. Firstly the actual manufacture of the book and the panoramic pictures mean that they are spread out over two pages with the spine in between. This cannot take away from the superb technical and artistic endeavours of Mark Denton but is does detract from the picture - which is why I bought the book in the first place.
Secondly there are no technical details. I'm not a good photographer of landscapes but I would like to learn and become better. One of the ways of doing so is to learn the nuts and bolts of the job from someone far in advance in ability. This book does not give anything that would assist in my small steps to technical competency. There is an addendum at the back of the book giving locations and some small notes, but nothing one could use for betterment. It's a small grip though because this book is about the beauty and splendour of England which is much maligned by many yet remains one of the best countries on this planet.
on 14 November 2010
From the photo's that I've seen that will be included in this book, it will be another beautiful addition to the Mark Denton collection.
The description is wrong though. Mark has actually produced 5 books, Yorkshire coast, London, Lakes, Yorkshire Moors and Edinburgh. With 'England' being his 6th.