New book captures beauty of Chesapeake viewsWilson Wyatt Jr. authors “Chesapeake Views - Catching the Light”
“Chesapeake Views - Catching the Light,” by photographer and writer Wilson Wyatt Jr., has been published as a new tabletop book of color regional photography offered for collectors and photography enthusiasts.
Wyatt will attend a book signing from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, at the News Center in Easton, Md. The book is available at Talbot County libraries, selected regional bookstores, and direct from the author.
The book is a collection of 82 photographic images capturing the changing natural light of the seasons, including sunrises, sunsets, and other nature views. The cover photograph won the Mentor Series Best of Maryland Award in 2012, sponsored by Nikon and Popular Photography magazine.
“If you live here,” Wyatt says, “some views will be familiar. If you visit, this is a sample of the beauty you can expect.”
His collection of photographs features the northern Chesapeake Bay region, from Annapolis on the western shore, around the top of the bay and across the Eastern Shore on the Delmarva Peninsula.
“Writers and artists worldwide are attracted to the Chesapeake Bay for its scenic beauty,” Wyatt writes. “Encompassing the largest estuary in America, and one of the most expansive on Earth, the Chesapeake’s tidal waterways etch a rural landscape of quaint harbors, farmland, and historic towns along 4,400 miles of coastal fingers.”
For aspiring photographers, Wyatt lists photographic equipment he uses, as well as camera settings and lighting conditions for many of the images.
The photos are printed directly from original digital files on photo-quality archival paper with a high-gloss UV coating to preserve color and detail. The 68-page hardback book measures 11 1/4-by-8 3/4 inches, for tabletop viewing.
Wyatt’s photography and writing have been published in magazines, newspapers and commercial media. He has exhibited his work in juried photography shows and art galleries in Scottsdale, Ariz., Maryland, and online. He lives near St. Michaels, Md.
His first book of photography, “Yosemite - Catching the Light,” sold out as a limited edition.
The book is available at Talbot County libraries, the News Center in Easton, and Mystery Loves Company in Oxford, Md. For more information about the book, contact the author by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to wilsonwyattjr.com.