This is a dazzling book of photographs of one of the Northeast's most beautiful and beloved regions. Photographer and writer Derek Doeffinger has captured the mystery of upstate New York's unique terrain, from its deep gorges and sparkling streams to the majesty of waterfalls that crash hundreds of feet over rock ledges. The full-colour, full-page photographs, reflect the astounding beauty of this varied landscape. In lyrical but scientifically sound prose, Doeffinger traces the geological saga that gave rise to his subject matter. Each photo caption is a story unto itself, and Doeffinger also shares his photographic techniques in an easy-to-understand 'how-to' section. A clear map, detailed directions to ten particularly beautiful sites, and a foreword by Frank H T Rhodes, geologist and President Emeritus of Cornell University, complete this exciting, high-quality book.
Derek Doeffinger works for Kodak, at its Rochester headquarters, where he has written photography books and now helps market digital cameras. He lives in Fairport, New York.