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    Landscapes of the Spirit

    Bulfinch, $40

    Photographer William Neill lives in Yosemite National Park and has published many pictures of that part of California. But his latest portfolio, Landscapes of the Spirit (Bulfinch, $40), takes the reader on a tour of other parts of North America, and includes some breathtakingly beautiful images. Twilight Surf (above) was taken on the Big Sur coast of California. Neill writes: “The five-minute exposure necessary to make this image turned pounding surf into poetic fog. By the time the exposure was over, I barely had enough light to find my way back up the cliffs I used a graduated neutral-density filter to balance the brightness of the sky with the much darker surf.”

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