If you want a great argument for the printed book, or maybe just want to crush some ice by dropping a book onto a Zip-loc bag, Treasured Lands is your solution. Is anyone crazy enough to lug a 5×7 view camera to every U.S. national park, including the one in Samoa? Yes! Q. T. Luong.
I have recommended it to all of my photographer friends. Here’s a response from one of them, a former National Geographic photographer who has also done a bunch of books:
I have his book already. It really is beautiful. It was given to me by the designer of the book I shot for [client] that is being printed right now.
The book answers the question “What if you had skill, a good camera, a lot of stamina for hiking, and the patience and time to be in each park at the right place, during the right season, at the right time for the light, and under the right weather?”