The Rangeleys: A photographic journey through an iconic region of Maine (Hardcover)
An absolutely spectacular visual journey though our scenic and historic Maine neighbor, The Rangeleys is filled with sublime and edifying pages. Pearson's combination of stunning photographs and fascinating historical anecdotes makes The Rangeleys the perfect coffee table gift book for most any central Maine home.— From The Holiday Twenty
ponds, headwaters to clean fast flowing rivers, all surrounded by the rugged
western Maine mountains has long been beloved by outdoors people of all
Combining a photographer’s eye with an explorer’s penchant for getting to the far
nooks and crannies of this often geologically challenging region, Ben Pearson
brings the reader along on a visual journey that gives one everything from
mountain top vistas, to a trout’s underwater streambed view - and everything in
The result is a truly unique combination of fine art landscape and “lakescape”
photography, interwoven with captivating wildlife photography then rounded out
with the classic camps, boats, and the activities that this unique geologic region
engenders. All put in context with short essays at the beginning of each of its 33
photo chapters. “The Rangeleys” gives a picture of the region with a richness and
depth you’d be hard pressed to match without years of travel and exploration.
This book is soup for the soul where your minds-eye can lose itself in the
powerful landscape scenes, accompanied by the primal call of the loon, the wind
in the pines, and the lap of gentle waves on a wild shore at sunset.
only captured the beauty of the place, but also a sense of its spirit—of its geography and
of the community (there’s that word again) which has grown up in the midst of this
special piece of Maine. From the Rangeley’s front door at the Height of Land, to the view
from Saddleback, to the sunsets on the lake(s), to the connecting rivers, the loons, moose,
and brook trout (which attracted my father there some 70 years ago), and the starry
nights, it’s all here.
But so are the people and their implements of civilization—cottages and cabins, boats,
canoes (a canoe is NOT a boat), trails, and the village at its heart.