After being away for most of the last 4 months, it was nice to arrive home to see one of my photos in a beautiful coffee table book from National Geographic titled ‘Stunning Photographs’.
“I’m a photographer, period. I love photography, the immediacy of it. I like the craft, the idea of saying ‘I’m a photographer.'”
~ David LaChapelle
This is one seriously beautiful collection of images and I’m honoured to have one of my favourite images from my first trip to Iceland included amongst so many breathtaking photographs. There are over 400 pages in this book and once you start looking through it, trust me, you’ll have a hard time putting it down. Of course, the best part comes about two thirds of the way into the book. ;-)
“Photography is a love affair with life.”
~ Burk Uzzle
One of the things that makes this even more special to me is that the photograph is from a location that I often include in my Iceland photography tours. This is the second time that one of my images used in a National Geographic publication is of a location that we visit on my photo tours. The first time it happened was when my photographs of the Duomo in Florence landed on the cover of National Geographic magazine. I’m always delighted to see the look on peoples faces when they see this spectacular Cathedral for the first time. That’s just one of the joys of running these tours. I feel fortunate to be able to share some extraordinary moments with people from all over the world as they discover new places, explore new futures, and have the time of their life. Photography truly does enrich people’s lives.
Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created. It is a major force in explaining man to man.
Images like this one would not be possible without using neutral density filters and I’m lucky to work with the best from Formatt-Hitech.
The book contains all the types of images that we’ve become accustomed to when we think about National Geographic. Wildlife, landscape, people, culture, nature, and so much more. Below are just a few page samples from the book.
It looks like National Geographic is in a giving mood this holiday season. They are giving away copies of the book but hurry there’s only a few days left in the giveaway.
Head on over to the National geographic books Facebook page register to win a copy of the Stunning Photographs book and some sweet extras.
Thanks National Geographic!
Last day to enter the National Geographic Books Stunning Photographs Giveaway is December 29, 2014 at 11:59pm EDT. Winners are selected and announced around January 12, 2015. Open to U.S. citizens only. This promotion in no way sponsored, affiliated, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.
What an impressive image in what looks like an equally impressive book, congratulations!
Put me down for the draw :-)
Cheers from Montréal
RILDO CAMPANA says
This book is interesting and beautiful. I wish to have one.
Wonderful Christmas gift and for all occasions, isn’t it? Congratulations!!! You deserve it :D
Grace @ Green Global Travel says
Congratulations! That’s a beautiful image. Your photography tours sound wonderful!
Thats what expected from a professional. Truly appricate the work.
Congrats on such an amazing life achievement! Can’t imagine how you felt looking at it in print….
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Beautiful pictures of stunning scenery, a true credit to the photographer!
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Absolutely epic photos! Makes you want to go travelling x
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Jen Pack says
Wow, that Iceland photo is seriously breathtaking! I really need to get to Iceland. It seems like the most photogenic country out there. I’ll also take a look at this book. How did they get that shot of the running horses?
love the Iceland picture. There are all so nice.
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous shot! I\’m listening to Bjork while I\’m reading this so it fits!
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Dhuha Adel says
Hi, how can i get this book i am from Iraq/baghdad i want a link to buy one from the internet
Ken Kaminesky says
Iconic travel photo of Iceland Kirkjufellsfoss, great capture.
Cassie Barreda says
Beautiful post and pictures! Thank you for sharing the impressive and awe-inspiring photos from National Geographic! Wow, you’ve got really great and creative hands! Your shots were all breath taking. No wonder why Nat Geo include all your photos! Anyone who will get to see this blog and read that book will definitely be amazed and acknowledge your amazing work! Everything in that book feel so real! I’m pretty sure a lot of people would now head over to bookstores and buy this book! This is really interesting and beautiful! Congrats and keep up the good work!
Mina Abarico says
I have always been a fan of National Geographic since I can remember and seeing this photos sure does make me feel close at home! The photos are mesmerizing, I mean this is exactly what people will expect when National Geographic comes to your mind, quality content along with quality photos to back it all up! I just love this! It’s very different from what I people will usually see, it’s like watermark that people will immediately notice every time they see breath taking photos like these that doesn’t scream edited or photo-shopped.
Kristín Jónsdóttir says
Congratulations ! Your image is amazing. You probably knew that the cover photo is taken only about an hour driving away from Kirkjufell ;) It is my photograph there. Iceland sure is amazing !
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Excellent photos. No words to say. I would like photography but I didn’t have a better camera to take.
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