Rated 3 out of 5 by 2
Rated 1 out of 5 by lmtur Not What I Expected From National Geographic
I know others will totally love this huge volume of photos from National Geographic, but for me... they fell far short of the "standard" I'm used to from them. If you don't mind obscure, often dark and blurred photographs.... this is for you. Too many photographers today want to create what they deem "artistic" photographs, capturing movement and mood, by showing blurred or darkened subjects. That's not artistic. I'm sorry.... not to me. When I look at a leaf, I want to see the veins running through, the sun dancing off it, rain droplets ready to fall from it or the wind twisting it. But I want a "sharp," "crisp" image. What's with photographers today? Are they afraid to look their subjects directly in the eye? The whole charm of watching a horse run is seeing his stride mid-air, let the dust move, let the water splash, but let us see the sparkle in his eye.
Sorry, this was very disappointing for me, but I don't do returns. Simply Beautiful Photographs? Not really. If you want a copy, I'll send you mine. Don't waste your money.
Rated 5 out of 5 by ToblerCreek Beautiful Pictures---good "coffee table" book!
Beautiful book and, I only found it at Wal-Mart.com.