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Sunrise Sunset (Book) Review

 
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A nice complement to your coffee table or a great gift for the nature lover in your life

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Images in the photos are just not as vibrant and clear as they could be


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“52 Weeks of Awe & Gratitude” There’s something to be said for the coffee table book. It’s a nice little volume that can be laid out and paged through whenever you like, no heavy reading needed. And they make great gifts too, for those people who just seem so hard to buy for. Sunrise Sunset […]

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Posted September 24, 2014 by

 
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“52 Weeks of Awe & Gratitude”

There’s something to be said for the coffee table book. It’s a nice little volume that can be laid out and paged through whenever you like, no heavy reading needed. And they make great gifts too, for those people who just seem so hard to buy for. Sunrise Sunset is one such volume, a slim book that uses pictures of sunrises and sunsets as a complement to inspiring words about the sun, nature, and life in general, forming a book that is pleasant to look at while inspiring thoughtful reflection at the same time.

The book begins with a little note from Kim Weiss, whose photos inspired the book. From her balcony in Florida, Kim often felt inspired to grab her camera and snap pictures of the beautiful sunrises and sunsets she began and ended her days with. In today’s tech oriented world, it was a natural next step for Kim to start sharing those photos on social media. With a little encouragement from friends – and thoughtful meditations shared on each of her photos – Weiss soon decided to compile those thoughts and images into a book.

Sunrise Sunset is a nice little volume, and it would definitely make a nice gift for friends who like to participate in daily reflections, enjoy nature, or anyone who just loves a good sunrise. That being said, there are a few things that could be done differently to improve on the volume. It’s a tiny little softcover book, and whether it’s from paper quality or the quality of the camera used, the images in the photos are just not as vibrant and clear as they could be. They look a bit like a postcard you could find in a shop – that’s not a bad thing, but a bit more clarity would really make those pictures pop. The reflections on each photo are generally quite nice, but they lack depth and cohesion. Having so many different people contribute adds variety, but since all of the photos are sunrises and sunsets by the same photographer, that variety doesn’t always add up.

Sunrise Sunset is a nice little volume of photos and reflections that is a nice complement to your coffee table or a great gift for the nature lover in your life. While the quality isn’t as good as it could be, it does provide some really nice photos with which to reflect on.


Amy

 
U.S. Senior Editor & Deputy EIC, @averyzoe on Twitter, mother of 5, gamer, reader, wife to @macanthony, and all-around bad-ass (no, not really)