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Book review - Alistair Lee

Tim Parkin

Tim Parkin

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Alistair Lee

Alistair Lee is primarily a climber but has been carrying a camera since his early outings and with this his fourth book.

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Alistair Lee is primarily a climber but has been carrying a camera since his early outings and with this his fourth book (Eyes Up was his first followed by Forgotten Landsacpe and then Pendle Hill) he has concentrated wholly on the mountains of the Lake District and it works treat. I suppose this makes him the Lake District Colin Prior but Alistair’s pictures seem less planned, more open to possibility. The pictures show a flavour of an area to good effect, from full 360 pictures taken on roundshot cameras to panoramas on 6x17 and I presume some digital cameras and HDR.

I particularly like his shots from half way down the mountains, an idea I’ve been wanting to play with for some time and I would be happy to get some of the results Alistair has. Yes a lot of these pictures are fairly straight, but this isn’t just a photographic book, it’s about the Lakes and about climbing. Some of the best pictures are those taken under dramatic conditions, temperature inversions, snow, skimming light, etc.

Think of this as a classic Lake District/Climbing book with some great photography and it will make a wonderful stocking filler.



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