Rocky Mountain High Peaks: A Visual Tour of America’s Great Range
There are really two audiences for this beautiful book — those who simply like to examine gorgeous photographs of the Colorado mountains and their flora and fauna, but mostly their amazing peaks, and those who are photographers who would like to know just how such wonderful photographs came to be. Each photograph — one or two per pages with an occasional spread of one photo — is accompanied by a short, crisply-written paragraph by author Brian Tedesco. As a photographer himself (the photos are by quite a variety of photographers), in addition to the name of the photographer of each photo, Tedesco describes such things as the place, the time of year and time of day, the elevation, a little history of the place, or the kind of equipment and technical settings used. The photographs cover six geographical areas of Colorado — The Front Range; the Tenmile, Mosquito, and Gore Ranges; the Sawatch Range; the Elk Range; the Sangre de Cristo Range; and the San Juan Range. Whether one is a photographer looking to improve his or her craft or a tourist wanting guidance on the most spectacular hiking places, this will be a perfect guidebook.