Wednesday, 26 July, 2006
I like the green reflection from the trees on the water and the many shades of green in the foliage.
I've found an interesting book -- a combination history and photography book -- 'Discovering Lewis & Clark from the Air' with photographs by Jim Wark and text by Joseph A. Mussulman (Mountain Press Publishing Company, 2004, 260 pages). The book combines aerial photographs, maps, and short descriptions of the route and stops made by Lewis and Clark on their famous exploratory expedition from 1804 to 1806. Each page spread includes a photo and description. The text includes short excerpts from the diaries of the explorers', particularly those that describe their locations. The photos are aerial shots of those locations today. Since the Lewis & Clark expedition was a river journey, most of the photos are of rivers.
From the preface by Jim Wark: 'On the morning of Friday, May 14, 1999, I began my westward retracing of the Lewis and Clark route from St. Louis to the Pacific Ocean in my Christen A-1 Husky, a single-engine, high-wing, bush-type airplane. ... I had spent five months planning and plotting the route, and I had entered geographic coordinates of known Corps of Discovery campsites and points of interest into the airplane's Global Positioning System (GPS).'
All I knew about the Lewis & Clark expedition was what I remembered from school days, which was vague. I've always wanted to know more about it, but just never had the time to read. This book is a wonderful way to learn a lot about this historic journey in small chunks.The photographs enable you to visualize the trip in a way that dense narrative could not achieve.
The web site 'Discovering Lewis & Clark' in celebration of the bicentennial of the journey is now posting five of Jim Wark's photos per month.
(Photo info: iso 100, exp bias -1.3, Tamron 18-200 lens at 150 mm, f/14, .4 sec, tripod), Boyers Mill Road, Lake Linganore, Frederick County, Maryland, July 16, 2006.
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