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Book in Barnes and Noble

Yea! it’s very exciting to see it has finally arrived. I visited a Barnes and Noble book store and my book was on the shelf. I whipped out my camera phone and took a shot:

In my book “Complete Guide to High Dynamic Range Digital Photography” there are 5 contributing artists. Have a look at their amazing images on flickr and you will realize why they are internationally recognized in HDR photography. Not only is their work phenomenal but they are all wonderful people. A big THANK YOU to the contributing HDR artists, Trey Ratcliff (Texas), Asmundur Thorkelsson (Iceland), Valerio Pandolfi (Italy), John Adams (Florida) and Domingo Leiva (Spain).

The book not only displays their work but it also includes a statement from them about HDR, what it means to them and how it inspires them. This is a “How to” book with coffee table qualities.

If you already have the book it would be great to get some feedback. Please feel free to write a review at any one of the bookstores: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Borders

For any questions feel free to drop me a note: ferrellmc at comcast net

  • Trey Ratcliff - April 25, 2008 - 3:26 pm

    Awesome – it looks amazing! Glad you got my good friends in there too! 🙂

    Thank you Trey and your shots look amazing in print!ReplyCancel

  • Dave Kosiur - April 25, 2008 - 3:47 pm

    Great book! I just bought my copy at the local B&N yesterday and read half of it already. Chock full of lots of practical advice — love it!

    Thanks for putting this book together.

    (This is the first time I’ve visited your blog — Google’d it after getting your book. I’ll be a frequent visitor from now on…)


    Dave, Thanks for visiting and getting the book. I’m an experimenter by nature and HDR allows so many opportunities to discover new methods.ReplyCancel

  • Marianne~ - April 27, 2008 - 12:17 am

    I got the book and am working my way through it. It does require some quiet time and concentration, so I’m waiting for my husband to leave the house so I can start working on my computer. Thank you so much for publishing it and I wish you much luck with the sales. Looks like Amazon ran out pretty fast. 😉

    Hi Marianne, Are you singing “It’s my Favorite time of the day” as he’s walking out the door, ha ha, enjoy the quiet time. ReplyCancel

  • Edgardo Font - April 27, 2008 - 12:10 pm

    I have been waiting for your book to be put on sale for some time. Now I’m looking forward to have it in my hands. I ordered it from Amazon yesterday. By some lucky means I was able to establish the relation between the book’s author and “Before the Coffe.” After looking and enjoying the complete archives, I knew I just had to have and study your book.
    I appreciate your effort. Congratulations
    Costa Rica

    The name “BeforeTheCoffee” comes from my early morning outings (often in a rush) to capture the perfect pre-dawn light. After sunrise I would return home and review the images over a cup of coffee. Thank you Edgardo.ReplyCancel

  • Mike Palmer - April 28, 2008 - 9:10 am

    Today is a nice rainy one in our neck of the woods, so this is just what I needed for a lil inspiration to head up to the book store.- looking for to getting it, Congrats!!!ReplyCancel

  • MEM - April 30, 2008 - 1:56 pm

    Congrats on your coffee-table-quality how-to-completely, step-by-step book! I really appreciate pioneers, especially ones that share … It looks gorgeous….. May it have a very long and happy interactive life-and thanks for the intro to your contributors, too.ReplyCancel

  • John Adams - May 1, 2008 - 12:46 pm

    Love the picture and plug for us here -;0)

    I gave a “how to” HDR presentation and demo to our photo group last week, mentioned your book as well. I will bring in a copy at the next meeting as a few of them are very interested in HDR. There may be a few more as one of my HDR pics won another local Art competition and will be on display at our biggest local event (Shrimp Fest) drawing over 350 artists and 100K vistors to our very, very tiny island. It will also be moved to another hosted Art event in Georgia a couple weeks later (it was a regional competition) – the many queries about how do you do that will be referred to your new publication -;0)ReplyCancel

  • Otto - May 6, 2008 - 6:26 pm


    I saw about the exact same picture at my Barnes & Noble. That was the first I knew of your new book, and also knew I had to have it. That was April 24th, and today I’m not as happy as I was then. I just finished reading your book, and already miss the reading. I will have to go back and read it again. I have been inspired by HDR photography since I first saw an example of it a couple of years ago. I was sure glad to see your book devoted to the subject.

    Thanks again for the effort to produce it for us.


  • […] I borrowed the images from the authors website. […]ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - July 20, 2008 - 1:42 pm

    Amazing Shots…like you are right there in the picture!ReplyCancel

  • Jon - September 17, 2008 - 11:12 pm

    I just got your book in the mail yesterday! Looks like I’ll be re-addicting myself to photography. I’m seeing so many more scenes now that I normally would dismiss as unphotographable(is that a word?)!ReplyCancel

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