Mojave Moonlight

A Series of Nightscapes

Non-Fiction - Environment
50 Pages
Reviewed on 06/22/2015
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (Goodreads, B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Rich Follett for Readers' Favorite

In this fast-paced modern world, one of the biggest challenges to finding inner peace is to find a place where the hustle and bustle stops and real solitude is possible – sadly, we live in a culture where, all too often, silence exists only to be filled and to be alone is interpreted as being inherently lonely. Small wonder then that acclaimed Los Angeles writer and time-lapse photographer Tom Lowe jumped at the chance to be an Artist in Residence at the Mojave National Preserve. During his fifteen-night sojourn, Lowe captured the 22 breathtaking moonlit photographs featured in Mojave Moonlight. These superb color images are accompanied by a fascinating personal narrative of tales from the journey, and notes from the field, about the conditions under which the extraordinary time-lapse effects were achieved. Their appeal is universal, and the vastness of the landscape, rendered authentically, is mind-expanding.

From the dazzling Milky Way to stark, oddly plaintive Joshua trees and inexplicably animate rock formations, Lowe’s vistas evoke the unique solitude and infinite expanses of the Mojave Desert by moonlight. Stars streak and fall in mesmerizing patterns that seem to be the visual equivalent of whale song – ancient, mysterious, and humbling. The horizon glimmers with a kind of fey silvered enchantment; boulders and dunes gather to worship beneath heavens that seem to fold out upon themselves like some sort of divine three-dimensional pop-up book. The overall effect is pure magic. Mojave Moonlight by Tom Lowe is a rare and beautiful book that readers will return to many times.