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Faces of the Susquehanna; a photographic study of natural reflections.


Faces of the Susquehanna; a photographic study of natural reflections.

Pidcock, Stephen W.

Schiffer Publishing Ltd.


128 pages




Photographer Stephen W. Pidcock offers readers a book of unusual portraits of the Susquehanna River. It focuses almost entirely on the photographs and has almost no text. While some of the photographs are traditional landscape pictures of places on the river, most are photos of natural features, usually rock formations, reflected in the water. The pictures are printed sideways, so the line of reflection runs vertically down the center of the printed photograph. The book's conceit is that the resulting images resemble faces, revealing the personality of the river in its many moods. While most readers will have to look for a while to see the "faces," what is obvious in these photographs is the beauty of the river. Readers who enjoy the book's conceit will value the book, and so will those who wish to turn the book ninety degrees and enjoy the changes rung on a single theme in landscape photography by a skillful amateur photographer who knows the Susquehanna well. Oversize: 8.6x11.3"

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Date:Dec 1, 2012
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