Monday, January 16, 2012

Under the Endless Sky Book on Sale Now!

My self-published book of photography of the Sacramento Valley, Under the Endless Sky, is on sale for $29.95 until January 31st! That's a savings of $6! Order here.

Under the Endless Sky by Anthony Dunn | Make Your Own Book

Consisting of photographs taken over the past ten years of the Sacramento Valley and its surroundings, Under the Endless Sky showcases the often hidden beauty of the north state.

From the Introduction:
"For most people, the Sacramento Valley is not a beautiful place. To them, the valley is only what they see through their windshield as they rocket up the Interstate at 80 miles an hour in their rush to get through its oppressive summer heat to some cool, green destination in Oregon or Washington. And what they see are endless flat miles of dusty fields and orchards: rice, tomatoes, corn, almonds, olives and walnuts. Hot, boring, flat and repetitious. Not a beautiful place. Not beautiful at all. 
"But the Sacramento Valley is a true California landscape in its own right. It is a landscape not of wild rock or majestic forests, but of emerald rice fields under an endless blue sky and of golden sunsets reflected in the placid Sacramento River. It is a landscape of farms and of rolling hills; a peaceful and pastoral landscape, reminiscent of a California long gone in other parts of the state. And despite its wide open spaces, it is an intimate landscape that can’t be seen at 80 miles an hour, and so remains unknown – and unknowable – to the travelers whose only goal is to get through it as quickly as possible. 
"To know and appreciate the beauty of the Sacramento Valley and its surrounding hills, you have to get off the freeway and wander at a more deliberate pace down the dirt roads that wind over rounded hills and through mazes of orchards that seem to go on without end. In order to truly see the landscape of the Sacramento Valley, you have to slow down to its pace. Unlike Yosemite or the Sierra Nevada, which force their grandeur on you, the Sacramento Valley landscape is a hidden landscape, one that takes time and patience to know before it begins to reveal its true beauty."
 I'm basically selling the book at cost during this sale, so don't miss out!

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