The World at Night, by Babak Tafreshi

19 Sep
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FIVE of 5 stars

This book makes me feel that my words could never, ever in a million years do it justice.  This book is something that must be seen to understand the beauty within its pages. This is a must have for anyone interested in the world, in astronomy, in photography.

First, let us just stipulate that the photos are gorgeous. There aren’t enough synonyms for “beautiful” for me to write a coherent review, so let’s just state it as fact and move on. The photographs are from all around the world (25 different countries), and in every type of landscape. There are mountains and lakes, canyons and deserts. Stars, moons, eclipses, meteors. Cityscapes, countryscapes, buildings, animals and people. But in every single photograph is an amazing night sky.

There is information to read about every place you see, and what is going on in each photo.  There is a section to tell you about each photographer who contributed to the book, and a very nice section on “How to Take Nightscape Photographs”.

Every time I glance back at the photos my mind just freezes up. You have to see it to believe it, and I definitely urge you to take a look.

So many thanks to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing for allowing me an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I can’t get enough of this book, and at 240 pages it will take me weeks to study each photograph. Definitely put it on your Wish List!

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