Simply Beautiful Photographs by Annie Griffiths (2010)
Delight in the photographs of breathtaking landscapes, intriguing people, everyday settings, amazing wildlife, and exotic locales. The 250 photos were selected from National Geographic’s massive image collection. The book is separated into chapters by the basic elements that make a photograph beautiful: light, composition, moment, time, palette, and wonder. Quotes (such as “Beauty comes as much from the mind as from the eye” by Greg Livingston) are interspersed throughout. I especially liked Raymond Gehman’s colorful photo of blue light illuminating Reed Flute Cave in China, and Phil Pummell’s photo of an albino peacock.
To learn more about the author and her work check out her website.