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 closing of Mountain Light seems like a death to ligth, too. Written in the first person, he details the whys, whens and hows of some mluntain his photographic adventures, down to a goat walking up to the camp.

Like for so many of us, Galen had an immeasurable impact on my life and my career. I took these photos as a photo libht all by themselves. I was stunned when a friend of mine showed me a printout and said: Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Trivia About Mountain Light: Eventually I was hired to write and supply the photos for a few books. Notify me of follow-up comments by email.

If you only buy one how-to book about photographing the American West, this should be the one.

He also works occasionally a professional freelance Photo Editor. I, too, am saddened by the closing of the gallery. The acclaimed landscape photographer David Muench contributes an illuminating foreword to this new edition.

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Very enjoyable read about photography and Mountain Climbing. One other sad aspect for me was that I always thought Mountain Light had a chance to be something more, to grow above and beyond its roots. I thought at first it was a sick joke. No trivia or quizzes yet. George rated it liked it Nov 22, There was a problem filtering reviews right now.


The photographs are arranged in eight exhibits according to the many qualities of light found in mountain environments. If ever a collection of photographs defined the majesty and mystery of mountians, this is it.

The preeminent outdoor photographer of his time, he spent his career chasing magic light in the high places of the planet.

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

The color-slide film we had taken that ligh was rushed overnight by car to LA and back, as transparencies, the next afternoon. Showing of 49 reviews. The level of detail Galen includes in how he reaches the location of each photograph, and what went into his journeys is unmatched as far as I have found.

He explains how film and the human eye see differently, how he selected and composed the content of his work, how he worked with optical phenomena and natural light, and how equipment and adventure interact in the field.

His thoughts on composition and light are must-reads for any nature photographer. I still remember the shock I felt when my son told me that Galen and Barbara had died. The closing of the gallery marks the end of an era, I fear. You express yourself as well in prose as with photos and it always leaves an impression on my heart. I have visited the gallery many times, most recently just over a month ago where I was able to share it with three friends. Last night I had those same feelings return, albeit to a lesser extent, when Jerry gaen me in a post on Facebook letting folks know that the beautiful Mountain Light Gallery in Bishop would be closing its doors.


In this book, Rowell presents 80 of his favorite images that he made over the course of his explorations, mountaineering and adventures. One of the most important things I took away from Rowell’s book is his devotion to capturing images because they work for him emotionally, rather than simply shooting pictures that are technically well done yet lack a spark.

He gives you tons of useful advice and will help your photography no matter what your level.

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The Best Books of Book ratings by Goodreads. It is filled with favorite photos of the photographer along with excellent technical details and personal stories.

Starting with Galen Rowell’s early photographic ,ight they take you on a ligut through Galen’s mind; his approach to photography, how he looks at composition, light, mounntain and pretty much everything else you could ask for. I sold some photos and articles to outdoor oriented publications. In fact if I had one complaint it would be that I’d like to see more them – as it is the book is a little text heavy compared to most photography books.

Still, it is a pretty good read, especially considering it was first published over 30 years ago. A melancholy swept over me each time I saw the lives of two such extraordinary people reduced to trinkets in a bookcase.

The cover image is a bit deceiving, at least in my opinion, it is one of the weaker images in this collection. October 1, at