For over a decade photographer and pilot, Ron Lowery, has used his aerial artistry to capture the beauty and romance of the Tennessee River. Virtually living in the sky for hundreds of hours flying his open-cockpit plane, he has produced this book of stunning photographs, revealing the vibrant heartland of the South in all four seasons.
Starting at the river s humble origins in the Appalachian Mountains near Knoxville, this book follows along the river s 652 mile, fickle journey south into Alabama, then tracing it as it turns north to join the Ohio River in Kentucky.
Lowery shows how the river and its watershed known as the Tennessee Valley nourish the landscape and lives of people in seven states by providing everything from energy to recreation. From his tree-top level shots of wildlife and waterfalls to altitudes above 10,000 feet for abstracts of canyons and clouds, he shows us perspectives few have ever seen.
With its embossed copper foil cover and 144 pages of maps, rich photos and enhanced with poetic narrative, this book is truly a treasure for the South as well as all of America to embrace.
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Few people have been as touched by the Tennessee River's beauty as much as photographer and pilot, Ron Lowery. For the past 30 years, he and his wife, Sue, have not only lived along it, but using a special open cockpit airplane that he built, have flown hundreds of miles above the river and its tributaries.
From thousands of feet in the air he has witnessed the artistry of the curvy, glistening river below. Floating above the tree tops, he's soared beside eagles and watched as deer quenched their thirst at the river s edge.
By piloting his own plane, he can virtually live in the sky, capturing just the right lighting and weather effect for each picture.
Lowery reveals, "I believe that even though you can experience and photograph the river from the ground or in a boat, it's an aerial perspective that reveals its true soul.""I built the plane for two reasons: to photograph and to explore. Though you can experience and photograph the river from the ground or in a boat, aerial perspectives reveal breathtaking characteristics of its beauty and behavior that are a marvel to see,"he continues.
Lowery's first aerial photo book, Chasing Lewis & Clark Across America: A 21st Century Aviation Adventure, is the best selling pictorial book on the Lewis & Clark Trail. "We are proud to release this book,Tennessee River: Sparkling Gem of the South, one that brings us home to pay tribute to the magnificent Tennessee River," says Lowery.
Ron Lowery has over forty years as a professional photographer and pilot. He is internationally recognized for his creative photography and conceptual illustration skills.Review:
...takes us on a heavenly journey above the Tennessee River from its beginnings right here in Knoxville to where it flows into the Ohio River 652 miles away near Paducah, Ky.
-- Ina Hughs, The Knoxville News Sentinel
This book will enthrall readers interested in a variety of fields: geography, water recreation, Tennessee Valley history and culture, and perhaps most importantly photography.
...give you a sense of the river as a whole, from the agriculture and forests and mountains along its banks to the towns and cities that have arisen along it and its tributaries.--Kim Trevathan, author and Maryville College professor, author of Liminal Zones: Where Lakes End and Rivers Begin, Coldhearted River: A Canoe Odyssey down the Cumberland and Paddling the Tennessee River: A Voyage on Easy Water.
If the only times you have ever been up high enough to look down on this river valley were from bridges or maybe from Lookout Mountain, you owe it to yourself to sit and slowly take in these images.
The journey down the Tennessee River seen through Ron Lowery's eyes is an unforgettable trip.--Mel Hughes, Professional pilot
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Descrizione libro Windsock Media, 2013. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0974920738
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