High Sierra
The Sierra Nevada Mountains, which many consider the most beautiful range in the world, don't easily reveal their treasures, but this photographic compilation, the result of over 30 backpacking trips in the remote high country, reveals the spirit and beauty of a national gem through brilliant images. Focusing on carefully selected landscapes captured from virtually impossible vantage points, the photographs reflect a genuine Sierra back-country experience. Witness the disappearing edges between water and rocks at Lake Aloha, the scant vegetation peeking out between slabs of smooth granite in Cherry Creek Canyon, and read about the natural processes that led to the creation of waterfalls, glaciers, and lakes. The painstakingly crafted compositions demonstrate how light can determine the way one sees and remembers a landscape. Musings about the Sierra Nevada by naturalists, mountaineers, and writers, including John Muir, Norman Clyde, Jane Wilson Howarth, and Jack Kerouac, complement the arresting photography.

High Sierra Details

TitleHigh Sierra
Author
FormatHardcover
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJul 28th, 2017
PublisherSchiffer Publishing
ISBN0764353446
ISBN-139780764353444
Rating
GenreEnvironment, Nature, Art, Photography

High Sierra Review

  • Sue
    July 7, 2017
    This is a beautiful study and photographic journal of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range, organized according to the author's off trail trek through the various national parks within the mountains' limits. As one who is neither a geologist nor a traveler to any of those parks, this book is both informative and also grandly beautiful. Weyman's skills as a photographer are obvious.The views that Weyman is able to achieve are, primarily, not those that most trekkers would see. He tells us in his desc This is a beautiful study and photographic journal of the Sierra Nevada Mountain range, organized according to the author's off trail trek through the various national parks within the mountains' limits. As one who is neither a geologist nor a traveler to any of those parks, this book is both informative and also grandly beautiful. Weyman's skills as a photographer are obvious.The views that Weyman is able to achieve are, primarily, not those that most trekkers would see. He tells us in his descriptions what sort of hikes he made to get each shot, what occasional extremes he put himself through, sometimes unintentionally, for the sake of what are really beautiful photos of amazing geology. The various types of rock formations alone are different than I expected. Who knew there are striped mountains? Thankfully Weyman was curious and found a place where he could photograph them over his many back country treks.Throughout the book, there are quotes from John Muir and other naturalists and writers, touting the glories of the Sierras and other aspects of the natural world. These are a nice addition to the book. The is also a detailed introduction that goes into depth on the formation of these mountains. I did learn quite a bit beyond my simple knowledge of glaciers!This is an excellent introduction and keepsake of the Sierras but also a wonderful book to add to a collection of nature and photography books.A copy of this book was provided by the publisher through NetGalley in return for an honest review.
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  • Teresa
    April 6, 2017
    There are no words to fully convey the beauty in then pictures of this book. It is page after page of some of the most stunning pictures I have ever seen. There are no houses, buildings. power lines, or anything else in these pictures. This is one of the few untouched areas left. The mountains, trees, lakes, rivers, wildflowers are all just mind blowing. I would love to visit here but no roads I know I never will, but I have this amazing book. I will be buying the hard cover version to add to my There are no words to fully convey the beauty in then pictures of this book. It is page after page of some of the most stunning pictures I have ever seen. There are no houses, buildings. power lines, or anything else in these pictures. This is one of the few untouched areas left. The mountains, trees, lakes, rivers, wildflowers are all just mind blowing. I would love to visit here but no roads I know I never will, but I have this amazing book. I will be buying the hard cover version to add to my collection of photography books. If you ever get a chance to look at this book if I had to choose a favorite picture it would be page 59. It is a picture of Yosemite Falls and Half Dome. There are mountains, trees, a waterfall, and a double rainbow in the picture. I would proudly have this pictured framed and on my living room wall if I could. This picture really makes you believe in God. Only God could make the beauty in this picture. I received this book from the Author or Publisher via Netgalley.com to read and review.
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  • J.M. Knight
    March 21, 2017
    Another book filled with beautiful photographs this time of the Sierra Mountains. This book has more text then most photo books but the information was well researched and helped me learn and understand this range of Mountains that I knew so little about.I received a copy from netgalley.
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  • Ian
    May 18, 2017
    The Sierra Nevada Mountains, which many consider the most beautiful range in the world, don't easily reveal their treasures, but this photographic compilation, the result of over 30 backpacking trips in the remote high country, reveals the spirit and beauty of a national gem through brilliant images. Focusing on carefully selected landscapes captured from virtually impossible vantage points, the photographs reflect a genuine Sierra back-country experience. Witness the disappearing edges between The Sierra Nevada Mountains, which many consider the most beautiful range in the world, don't easily reveal their treasures, but this photographic compilation, the result of over 30 backpacking trips in the remote high country, reveals the spirit and beauty of a national gem through brilliant images. Focusing on carefully selected landscapes captured from virtually impossible vantage points, the photographs reflect a genuine Sierra back-country experience. Witness the disappearing edges between water and rocks at Lake Aloha, the scant vegetation peeking out between slabs of smooth granite in Cherry Creek Canyon, and read about the natural processes that led to the creation of waterfalls, glaciers, and lakes. The painstakingly crafted compositions demonstrate how light can determine the way one sees and remembers a landscape. Musings about the Sierra Nevada by naturalists, mountaineers, and writers, including John Muir, Norman Clyde, Jane Wilson Howarth, and Jack Kerouac, complement the arresting photography.A book of an area, that many will never visit. With breathe taking pictures, that allow your imagination soar.The sheer beauty of the pictures, is a must for any armchair traveller.I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. Published by Schiffer Publishing, and downloaded via NetGalley.If you like the review and would like to read reviews on other books I have read, visit my blog at www.finalchapterreadersgroup.wordpres... like, comment and follow.
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