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My first take on a photography book review!


My Rating: 4 stars

I was given a copy of this book for an honest review.

Lately, I have been stepping outside of my comfort zone regarding books. I have never reviewed a book of photography before and it has been about 10 years since my last photography course in which we also learned how to critique photos. Therefore, in this review, I will not be reviewing the aesthetics, since that is a little outside of my zone and knowledge base.

One thing that I do like about this book is that it’s not all photography. I do love photography, however, it is nice to read descriptions as well. Since I have never been to Norway, the “Impressions” sections were nice. I was seeing through the eyes of the authors and photographers. So it is up to them to get me to feel like I am there. Having that said, I did come across a couple of errors/typos. On page 16, “and” should be “an” in the first sentence. On page 24, first paragraph, last sentence, I believe there is a word missing? “But thanks TO nature…”? I re-read that sentence a couple times, something just seems missing.

I wish the the photos had titles so I could refer directly to them. But my favorite photos can be found on pages 30, 32, 43, 57, 67 and 77. As an avid hiker, these made me miss the hiking season and put Norway on my list of hikes I wish to go on in the future. I also want to point out, how close the ecosystem is to that of the Guadalupe Mountains (Texas) and Mt. Wheeler (New Mexico). I presume these were taken somewhere in fall/winter, but it looks a lot like the summer time in West Texas’ Guadalupe Mountains! Nothing wrong with that. Would love to see some vibrant photos when Mother Nature is at her most luscious self!


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