Author(s): Maura Mulvihill
Daybreak whispers mauve over a long ocean horizon. A slender crescent moon caresses a gnarled tree standing alone on the heath. Full of one-of-a-kind photographs, this breathtaking photo collection, now in mini format, gives readers a front-row seat to the world's wonders, from its most imposing cityscapes to its most pristine landscapes. Selected from the portfolios of National Geographic's most celebrated photographers, the images in this book are strikingly arranged to depict the beauty and majesty of light in all its variations. Short legends accompany every photograph to explain how the shot was captured, along with inspiring quotations from literature. With the widest possible array of perspectives, close-ups, and details, these photos present a new experience of time and light.
"If you like to be able to just sit and look at beautiful images and not have to read that much, this book is for you, or whoever is lucky enough to get it as a gift from you." "Nature Photographers Online Magazine" No matter where you live, the sun rises and sets. Along its path the light changes sometimes imperceptibly, always gradually, and sometimes stunningly on its path from dawn to dark and back again "Dawn to Dark Photographs: The Magic of Light "tells this lush story through the work of National Geographic's best visual storytellers. " McPherson Sentinel" "From peaceful lakes and broad landscapes, to Muslim pilgrims gathering to pray, U.S. Army soldiers on patrol and a crowded New York City sidewalk on a rainy day and myriad locations and scenes in between, the photographers of National Geographic share different shades of light in stunning images from around the world.""-Deseret News""
MAURA MULVIHILL oversees National Geographic Creative, comprising 11.5 million images and thousands of hours of footage dating back to the organization's first foray into television in 1965. Under her direction, the Image Collection represents National Geographic's stable of photographers and manages the Society's extensive video and image assets. JIM RICHARDSON has photographed more than 45 stories for National Geographic and Traveler magazines. His work has been featured on ABC News Nightline and CBS News Sunday Morning. SUSAN TYLER HITCHCOCK is a nonfiction writer and senior book editor at National Geographic. This is her 16th published book and the third National Geographic photography book to which she has contributed.