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Life in Color Review & Giveaway (ends 12/31/12)

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I love photography. Not only do I love to take photos but I also love to look at photos. I have several coffee table books that are nothing but photos. Sometimes I don’t want to actually read a book, I just want to enjoy looking at the photos and reading the captions. That is why I love my photography books. Not only can I appreciate the beauty captured in the photos, but it’s also a wonderful way to travel around the world and see things I might not otherwise see.

The newest addition to my coffee table book collection is a book called Life in Color. Life in Color is a collection of photographs from National Geographic. Knowing that the photos are from National Geographics’s collection you know the photos are amazing.

Life in Color is a book to celebrate all the colors in natural and in our every day lives. The book is divided into sections based on colors such as red, blue, green and yellow (there are more colors in the book). Each section has photos that showcase the specific color, whether it’s the color as it occurs naturally in nature, or the color with man made objects.

Here are a few photos from the book. Can you guess what color section they are from?

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As you can see, the photos are spectacular. Some are more abstract then others, but each one highlights the beauty of color and it’s use in the world around us.

Here is a more “official” synopsis of the book;

Life in Color is arranged by color in a rainbow of beauty. Each chapter, devoted to a color, begins with a short, inspiring essay that explores the qualities, meaning, and symbolism of that color, written in the same warm and lovely voice that guided the reader through Visions of Earth. Color chapters include photographs that are predominantly blue, orange, green, yellow, purple, and red. Smaller sections present images in silver, brown, black, gold, white, and “unseen color”—not seen with the naked eye, such as laser, the universe, and microscopic images. Throughout, interesting quotes and surprising short insights in the captions give the reader an entirely new look at the color in the world around us.

I love that the photos are from places around the world. It’s fun to see places, people and animals from around the globe that you might not otherwise be lucky enough to see.

The books also opens your eyes to the beauty that is all around us. Even in something as simple as a tiny chameleon or the architecture inside a cathedral.

The book it’s self is not huge, but it is heavy and is thick. It measures 6″ x 6.5″ and has 528 pages. There are 375 colorful photos within the pages of the book. It’s also a hardcover book and very much suitable to leave out on your coffee table for everyone to enjoy.

I find flipping through the pages of the book to be very relaxing too. 🙂

The book retails for $40.00 but it currently on sale on the National Geographic website for $24.00. This would make a great gift as well as a delight addition to any home library.

For more information visit Life in Color book page on the National Geographic website. You can also learn more about National Geographic at www.NationalGeographic.com. You can also find them on Facebook and on Twitter.

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I have two copies of this book that I can give to two lucky winners (each winner gets one copy of the book).

This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on December 12, 2012 at 11;59 PM (EST). The winners will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winners will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen.

To enter please leave a comment on this post and tell me why you would like to win this book AND what your favorite color is?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries won’t qualify.

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Kimberly

*I received a free copy to do this review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and are not ifnluenced in any way.

** All photographs used in this post are copyrighted to “Life in Color: National Geographic Photographs” and their photographers.

 

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About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family and "mini zoo" consisting of five cats, a dog and a Goldfish. Kimberly is a teacher's assistant for a Kindergarten class. When she is not working or blogging, Kimberly enjoys taking photos of nature and hanging out with family and friends.

Comments

  1. Elizabeth Langston says:

    Beautiful photos. I love deep purples best, but green is starting to catch up.

  2. This looks beautiful! What vibrant colors! I love oranges and deep blues. Maybe this book will open my mind to all new colors! 🙂

  3. Amanda Dobarro says:

    Very Beautiful!

  4. I love photography. My fave color is … hmm…. green 🙂

  5. Jessica To says:

    I would like to win this because the photos are incredible. My favorite color is blue.

  6. These seem like beautiful photos, so that’s why I’d love to win- so I can see more. My favorite colors are purple and green.

  7. PURPLE IS MY FAVORITE COLOR. I WOULD GIVE THIS BOOK TO MY NIECE WHO IS A FANTASTIC BUDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

  8. danielle lima says:

    My favorite color is grey and this is a beautiful book.

  9. Caitlin McClure says:

    I love photography and colours! I don’t have a favourite

  10. I like blue and I want my son to learn from this.

  11. I love looking at beautiful pictures, and my favorite color is purple.

  12. Shannon Baas says:

    I love cool pictures and mmy favorite color is blue.

  13. I have a photographer friend that would love this. My favorite color is green.

  14. Stephanie Larison says:

    I love photography books, this looks beautiful! My favorite color is purple.

  15. Ann Fantom says:

    I’d like to win this book for my daughter who would really enjoy it. Blue is my favorite color

  16. Their pictures are always beautiful, and often of things I have never seen before.

  17. Olivia Rubin says:

    Green.,,.these are the best pics out of all the pics and would love to be introduced to see it

  18. Charlotte Padgett says:

    Love National Geographic photography. I guess my current favorite is blue.

  19. I would like to win because this is a beautiful book to share with guest.

    Sky blue is my favorite color.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  20. Debra Hall says:

    i get a lot of enjoyment out of books

  21. i like pink. I think my children would love looking through it

  22. My favorite color is pink and I’d like to share this with my dad.

  23. I would like to win because I love looking beautiful pictures. My favorite color is navy blue.

  24. Debra Pauley says:

    This looks beautiful! What vibrant colors! I love greens blues and yellow.

  25. I think my son would love the colors and photos.

  26. I’d love to win this because the photos are stunningly beautiful!

    My favorite color is cobalt blue!

  27. jeanette sheets says:

    because i love looking at new beautiful photos from all around the world ,purple is my favorite

  28. Tammy Shelton says:

    I love photgraphy and my fave color is green.

  29. I run a charity for cancer survivors which specializes in marine-based encounters and outdoor photography. I would love to win this book to put in our office or to give to one of our clients.

  30. I love photography and leafing though the pages of this book will surely inspire and cheer me up! Thanks

  31. I want to win this book because I appreciate the beauty of the photographs. We’ve subscribed to National Geographic for years and I’ve always been amazed by the photos they are able to capture.

  32. Kim Burnett says:

    I would like to win this because the photos are beautiful

  33. the pictures look beautiful, inspiring, and in the case of that gecko, funny. I love warm colors like yellow, orange and red.

  34. I really love NG photography.
    My favorite color is pink.

  35. red is my fave and it is a beautiful book I would love to own

  36. Wanda McHenry says:

    I would like to win this book because I know that National Geographic always has amazing pictures and my favorite color is fuchsia

  37. would like to win because the photos look amazing and my favorite color is green

  38. My husband & son both enjoy the National Geographic Magazine and are always admiring the pictures in them. My favorite color is green!

  39. My favorite color is green, and I love pretty pictures so that’s why Id like to win. Also, National Geographic takes some of the best images.

  40. I like to have these type of books in my living room. they are great conversation pieces. My favorite color is blue.

  41. This book would be a great addition to my classroom.

    My favorite color is yellow.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  42. My favorite color is blue and I would love to have this book, the photos look amazing

  43. I’d love to win this because the pictures look absolutely amazing, and I truly appreciate good art

  44. Jennifer T. says:

    I love beautiful photographs. My favorite color is green.
    jtmagmom73(at)gmail(dot)com

  45. I would like to win because I know I would enjoy the book. Everything that National geographic does is perfect and my favorite color is red. Thanks

  46. susan smoaks says:

    I would love to win this because it’s got some really amazingly beautiful photography in it!

  47. looks like a great book and green

  48. Linda Meyers-Gabbard says:

    All shades of pink

    I have heard it is an awesome book

  49. Rae Cicelske says:

    the pictures are beautiful..I would love to win it and give it to my daughter. my fav color is purple

  50. I would love to win for my daughter. My favorite color is purple

  51. I would love to win this and put it on my coffee table, as the bright colors will light up my house

  52. Grew up being amazed by the photos in National Geographic. Would love to have this book for more of their great photography.

  53. Jessica Rose says:

    I’d love to win this because I love photography, and my favorite color is lime green

  54. We all love looking at beautiful pictures.
    Grey.

  55. Louise Allen says:

    I love great photography and art work, I would love to win this book!. I think my favorite color is yellow, followed by hot pink

  56. Kari Flores says:

    National Geographic always has such beautiful pictures that take you to another place. My favorite color is yellow.

  57. my fav color is blue and I love photography and these pics look beautiful.

  58. I jusr love photography and my favorite color is green.

  59. I love the pictures! Red

  60. Amber Porter says:

    I love unique pictures and my favorite color is orange.

  61. kimberly helton says:

    I would love to look through these pictures! My favorite color is yellow

  62. My favorite color is purple! I love photography books! This looks beautiful!! I’d love to share this with my children!

  63. Leah Shumack says:

    i love blues! The pictures above look great

  64. Michelle Tucker says:

    I really love photography books. My favorite color is green.

  65. i want to win because i am an amateur photographer
    brittneydejajason at gmail dot com

  66. I’d love to get this for my 13-year-old son, who loves art and photography. And my favorite color is purple!

    beckytag618 at gmail dot com

  67. Shemp DeYoung (@ShempGames) says:

    my favorite colors have always been blues. I would like to win this book because my kids and I enjoy wildife.

  68. Shea Balentine says:

    I love this! Hubby and I both love photography, so not only would it be wonderful to look at, but it’ll give us ideas too!

    Fav color is royal blue

  69. Samii Meyer says:

    My favorite color is purple – the pictures look really vibrant!

  70. i would love this for my sister who is a photographer

  71. This book is beautiful and my favorite color is blue. thanks for the giveaway.

  72. The images that were shown on your site are splendid! I would love to see more of the beautiful color contrasts. Also, my favorite color is green.

  73. Sarah Harding says:

    What a great coffee table book beautiful pictures! I like red.

  74. Beth Hargett says:

    I love books and judging from the pictures above, this would be a beautiful book to bring into my life and my family’s. I need anything that would help me relax and my favorite color is blue. There aren’t any shades of blue I don’t like!

  75. I’d like to win this book because I like to look at beautiful photography. My favorite color is hunter green. Thanks.
    partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

  76. nice book ty.

  77. love collecting books love color purple ty.

  78. i love looking at photos my favorite color is green

  79. Candace Butler says:

    I would love this book because I am an artist and could get some incredible inspiration from these books. I am also an officer in a small rural art guild and would share it with the other artists.

  80. Candace Butler says:

    OOps forgot my favorite color is blue!