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Old 03-02-2007, 23:28   #1 (permalink)
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"Britain's Most Amazing Places" by Readers Digest is one terrific book, covering "The 1000 most unusual, beautiful and captivating spots in Britain". It is a hardback measuring 276x213x20mm (HWD) with 368 colourful pages.

The book is divided into geographical areas around Britain: West Country, South, London, East Anglia, Central England, Northwest, Northeast, Wales, Scotland + N. Ireland, and each of these sections is sub-headed by county, each of which lists dozens of spectacular places of character, beauty and/or intrigue, complete with maps, directions, and a brief description. Best of all - and this is the reason for my bringing it to your attention - are the photographs! The book is packed with absolutely stunning shots of these places.

So, this fab book has a dual purpose: (1) Full of truly inspiring photographs - and I mean they are really awesome - for interested photographers to study + learn from. (2) Lists 1000 places of interest for those who need inspiration on what to photograph.

As you may gather, I love this book! and I wanted to share my find with you. Just looking at the photo's for inspiration makes it well worth having. If anyone is interested to find out more, or to buy it, here's the RD web page for this book. It is retailing here for 26.99 (IMO worth every penny) and I see there is currently a chance to win some dosh: "Order today and you could win 25,000. Full details will be sent with your order."

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Old 03-02-2007, 23:59   #2 (permalink)
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great find there charlotte, some photography magazines have similar features '25 places to photograph' in a certain location or area which i'm always looking out for. So this book looks like it does it all. Must get myself one
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Old 04-02-2007, 00:35   #3 (permalink)
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Different calibre photographs to those I've seen in any photo magazine, stupot, they really inspire to be more creative with composition, crop, + use of light. Be a real challenge to visit one (or more) of the places in the book + try to replicate the corresponding photo

They say an important part of learning photography is to study 'the masters', well this book is surely a great place to start, 'cos these photo's are really top notch

Let me know if you think I'm exaggerating, after you've seen it for yourself
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Old 04-02-2007, 00:57   #4 (permalink)
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well i've ordered one so will keep you posted
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Old 04-02-2007, 11:39   #5 (permalink)
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Oh, I forgot to mention that it has 500 photographs - all best quality in every respect, covering landscape, architecture, people, etc. in all shapes, sizes + approaches


Look forward to hearing what you think, stupot.
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Old 04-02-2007, 18:27   #6 (permalink)
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Also a paperback version available from Amazon for less than a tenner if anyone would like a cheaper copy: Link
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Great price Flockheart ....shame about this though :-

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Tx Charlotte for the heads up . Think I will pop in to Book shop to see if they have it, as if it's as good as you say I might invest in hardback vs paperback. Seems the kinda of book you want left on the coffee table to keep the inspiration for taking photos coming
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paperback 3 - 9 days a blackwells... 17 + 2 delivery

Blackwell Online - The Most Amazing Places to Visit in Britain

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... Seems the kinda of book you want left on the coffee table to keep the inspiration for taking photos coming
Yup Dave, + I'd definitely recommend going for the hardback, paperbacks tend to get tatty. Didn't see any mono's in it, but I'm sure you'll be impressed
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Great price Flockheart ....shame about this though :-

Sorry didn't notice that, I checked the amazon hardback listing for the book though and there are several marketplace sellers with second hand copies from around a tenner if that helps anyone. Link
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i actually got a new copy from amazon market place for 13 delivered, unfortunately seller only had 1 copy, but i'm sure there must be other suppliers out there for similar prices.
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Hey even an old b&W photocopier might have to do ....anything's better than colour
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i actually got a new copy from amazon market place for 13 delivered, unfortunately seller only had 1 copy, but i'm sure there must be other suppliers out there for similar prices.
Well done with that bargain stupot especially on Amazon - I generally find them not much cheaper than retail + they can take ages to deliver; hope yours arrives soon

I have to clarify about the maps, as I've realised it sounds like there's a map for each location. Not quite - there's a map for each region, with each place marked by a reference number at the point of its location. Sorry for not being clear on that.

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mine arrived today Charlotte and yup me likes, looks a cracking book already there's a few places in my area that haven't been before so will check them out soon. Some cracking photography too as you said. And as a bit of a coincidence i visited Lyme Regis this morning and ended taking a similar shot to one thats in the book (page 33) mines not as good though. Thanks for the tip
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Sounds like a great book,i'm going to look for it today.
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Glad you're enjoying the book, stupot. I hope it aids you to get lots of great shots from more places than you'd otherwise have known about or ventured to see

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