Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The spectacular beauty of the undersea world has been captured largely in fragmentary form in previous publications of underwater photographs. In HIDDEN SEASCAPES, Feodor Pitcairn aims to present this world as a total environment, to evoke what the diver actually sees, rather than to concentrate exclusively on artificially lit close-ups of particular animals & flora. Working with his Hasselblad, often with a wide-angle lens & available light, Pitcairn has developed techniques to deal with the problems that have discouraged working at a distance under water. The results are breathtaking images of the particular & the general, with fascinating & brilliantly colored flora & fauna seen up close & in their environment. HIDDEN SEASCAPES presents 80 full-page color images from all over the world, in old oceans & new ones, in cold seas & warm. Through the text, written in collaboration with the author's wife, biologist Kristin Pitcairn, the reader also shares something of the undersea experience. A lucid introduction describes the shaping of the sea, factors that determine the kind of life in those seas, & how they affect the diver's experience. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: In Hidden Seascapes, Feodor Pitcairn aims to present the undersea world as a total environment, to evoke what the diver actually sees rather than concentrating exclusively on close-ups of particular animals, as previous publications have primarily done.
Working at a distance compounds the technical difficulties--current, suspended particles, poor visibility-intrinsic to underwater photography. The use of the underwater flash enhances color by overriding the natural light and creates an artificial scene. With his Hasselblad and a wide-angle lens, Mr.Pitcairn has developed techniques that take advantage of sunlight filtering from the surface, and captures the unique light and form of the hidden seascape. The results are breathtaking images of both the particular and the general.
The nature of the undersea world, and the forces that continue to shape it, are described in the introduction by Kirstin and Feodor Pitcairn, and vivid captions convey something of the diver's experience and introduce the reader to the fascinating inhabitants of the sea. These words and the brilliant images on these pages evoke a magical, fragile-and threatened-world.
Über den Autor: At age sixteen, Feodor Pitcairn acquired a big press camera and took a fateful trip to South Africa: Africa awoke a lasting love for wild life and wild places, and it was there that he met Kirstin Odhner, now his wife. After two years' service in the U.S. Army Tank Corps and graduation from the University of Pennsylvania, he began a business career with Pitcairn Trust, a family holding company-but photography remained his avocation. Since 1967 Mr. Pitcairn's photography has been predominantly underwater, with a gradually evolving emphasis on underwater seascapes.
He has spend over 3,000 hours underwater, photographing and filming remote ocean wilds across the world. His photography exhibit, "Galapagos Born of the Sea" opened at the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History and then went on a four-year tour with the Smithsonian Institute Traveling Exhibits.
In 1984, the New York Graphic Society (Little,Brown) published "Hidden Seascapes" a collection of Feodor's photographs emphasizing his concept of portraying the seascape in natural light. His work has also appeared in many magazines and calendars.
In 1991 he took early retirement from the family business in order to devote his full time and attention to the creation of television productions. He formed "Feodor Pitcairn Productions" specializing in television and educational productions featuring marine life. He has produced a 5 part series "Ocean Wilds" of which two utilized the production company's state-of-the-art high definition equipment and facilities. These tapes and DVD's are available through PBS.
Buchbeschreibung New York Graphic Society. Buchzustand: As New. Very Good dust jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers X14C-wpaa1350
Buchbeschreibung New York Graphic Society, 1984. Buchzustand: Fair. 1st. N/A. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP88247949
Buchbeschreibung New York Graphic Society. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Book has appearance of light use with no easily noticeable wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0821215779I4N00
Buchbeschreibung New York Graphic Society. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. This book has a light amount of wear to the pages, cover and binding. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0821215779I3N00
Buchbeschreibung New York Graphic Society, 1984. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SONG0821215779
Buchbeschreibung New York Graphic Society. Buchzustand: Good. good condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers SD-9-C-1-0020
Buchbeschreibung New York Graphic Society, New York, 1984. Hard Cover. Buchzustand: Very Good+ Hardback. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine Dustjacket. Feodor Pitcairn (illustrator) (illustrator). Stated First Edition. a solid copy; ---------- SATISFACTION GUARANTEED --------- FAST, COURTEOUS SERVICE ------ ALL DUSTJACKETS ARE COVERED WITH NEW CLEAR MYLAR PROTECTOR ----- Size: 10 x 12". Buchnummer des Verkäufers 059446
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Like New. Book Condition: Like New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97808212157772.0
Buchbeschreibung Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.: New York Graphic Society, 1984. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. 1st Edition. large hardback in fine condition in fine dust jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 101421
Buchbeschreibung New York Graphic Society, New York, 1984. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Near Fine. First Edition. Folio - 10.5" x 12". [Phtg]. 146 pp. Hardcover, bound in boards with dustjacket. Light shelf-wear. Signed by Pitcairn on the title-page. Signed. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 027479