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December 3, 2006 4:40 PM   Subscribe

When I lived in New England, I kept trying to tell the people there that they didn't really know what "mountains" and "trees" were. What they had were "hills" and "big bushes". This guy would have helped, I think.
posted by Steven C. Den Beste at 4:55 PM on December 3, 2006

nice photos
too much papyrus on that 2nd link
no accounting for taste
mea culpa
posted by isopraxis at 4:57 PM on December 3, 2006

posted by basicchannel at 5:03 PM on December 3, 2006

Very nice, though I suspect many are color corrected. I was going to complain that all the text on his portfolio site is rendered as images (less accessible, less search engine friendly), but I guess not many blind people will be visiting his site.
posted by gsteff at 5:15 PM on December 3, 2006

This is very beautiful, thirteenkiller. Thanks.
posted by koeselitz at 6:18 PM on December 3, 2006

Nice post. Spectacular pictures. Mine never come out quite that nice. Good Job TK.
posted by winks007 at 6:30 PM on December 3, 2006

Having spent some time... outside, I can't say I was knocked over by anything I saw. I'll admit to not being a huge fan of nature photos, but I do on occasion get knocked over, so I don't think I'm being overly critical. Besides the obvious (and arguably cliche) beauty of the subject matter, can someone articulate their particular preference in this case?
posted by VulcanMike at 7:29 PM on December 3, 2006

I've enjoyed Ed Book's photos for years. I think that he does wonderful work. When I worked in an office, I'd look through his pictures when I was having a particularly long day and they always brightened up my mood.
posted by Ostara at 7:38 PM on December 3, 2006

posted by moonbird at 9:13 PM on December 3, 2006

In all seriousness, he really has an enviable eye. Wow. Thanks for a great post.
posted by moonbird at 9:17 PM on December 3, 2006

Them's some purty pitchers, fer shure... But too much snow and fall foliage and majestic panorama gets flat for me. After 5 or 6 of these my eyes kinda glaze over and I crave a photo of, say, concrete, a train track, a rusty can, or something sorta... ugly. I guess I'm just messed up.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 9:20 PM on December 3, 2006

nice stuff - thanks for sharing, thirteeniller!
posted by madamjujujive at 9:34 PM on December 3, 2006

Nope, same here, flapjax at midnite.
posted by BaxterG4 at 10:10 PM on December 3, 2006

Well, I can look at fall foliage shots all day. There's some great stuff at each of those sites; this shot of curly grass swoops and flows like a Jackson Pollock. I wonder if sometimes folks *allow* themselves to get bored looking at nature pictures after they see a few that aren't immediately thrilling. You just have to reset and look at each one with a fresh eye; it's not hard to do. For me, anyway. Thanks, thirteenkiller, I'd never heard of Ed Book before.
posted by mediareport at 9:30 AM on December 4, 2006

You're welcome!
posted by thirteenkiller at 9:49 AM on December 4, 2006

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