Isbn 9781858944807

Harry Cory Wright decided to set off with his Gandolfi 10x8in wooden plate camera to document the British landscape. The results are astonishing.

In searching for the UK's most spectacular locations, Cory Wright has shunned popular sites like Durdle Door and focused on the country's luminous forests, blooming hedgerows, rocky beaches and rolling hills. What's clear is that Cory Wright has a fantastic eye for colour and patterns in nature. For every stunning chalk cliff, he also treats us to the outlines of shadows and reflected treetops - small points of beauty often overlooked in the overwhelming whole. Cory Wright gets subtlety, and it makes his landscapes all the more beautiful. Jeff Meyer

AP readers can buy Journey Through the British Isles for the special price of £22.95 (inc p&p) by calling Marston Book services on 01235 465 500 and quoting MPMERJT

In My View

Sarah Howard

Until 5 July. 03 Gallery, Oxford Castle, Oxford 0X11 AY. Open Tue-Fri 12-5pm, Sat-Sun 11am-4pm. Tel: 01865 246 131. Website: www.o3gallery.co.uk

After developing her interest in photography while living and travelling abroad, Sarah Howard eventually returned home. Settling in Oxfordshire, she set to work recording the best of the British landscape, selections of which are on display here.

Sarah, whose first book is due to be published later this year, has drawn praise from many of Britain's well-established landscape photographers, including Charlie Waite. Says

Charlie of Sarah's work: 'It asks more of the viewer than "just to look" It stretches the imagination and demands that the onlooker is no longer a mere observer to a scene, but is given no choice but to enter into the heart of the image to discover, and be elevated by what they find there.'

We could be seeing a lot more of Sarah in the future, and this is a great opportunity to boast that you saw her first1 Jeff Meyer

Book review

Reader's Digest: The Most Amazing Places to Walk in Britain

Reader's Digest, /fexiwc*, 320 pages, £14.99, ISBN 978-0-276-44499-9

While not strictly a photographic book per se, this latest offering from Reader's Digest could possibly be the best landscape photographer's guide out there. With 200 scenic walks detailed between its covers, this great book could give you a new photo location to shoot every week for nearly four years - which is not bad for £ 14.99.

Every region of the country is covered, and the authors provide clear, step-by-step instructions for all the walks, alongside a detailed map of the area. You'll also get recommendations for eating, drinking and shopping, as well as parking. What's more, each walk is highlighted by a photograph showing the sorts of sights and scenery you'll find along the way. I was quite surprised to find there is natural beauty even in my neck of the woods (north Kent)! Jeff Meyer

Website

www.christiandavies.com

Like Sarah Howard, whose exhibition is recommended above, Chris Davies is another photographer you might be seeing a lot more of in the future. Chris has been featured in AP's Gallery section in the past and shows a keen eye for composition. Strong light and colour are hallmarks of his images, and they're really quite beautiful. His new website offers several galleries to search through, with each image different and striking in its own way. If you're too depressed these days to read the news during your lunch break, have a flick through Chris's site. You're bound to get some great ideas for your own images. Jeff Meyer

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I thought I'd seen it all

As an AP subscriber I'd become immune to good photography -1 see so many good pictures each week. However, Jonathan Berman's infrared photograph taken at Tresco Abbey Garden (AP 23 May) left me astonished. Its otherworldly and ethereal qualities made me want to step inside it. 'Wow!' Well done, Jonathan1 Robin Flegg, Middlesex

Not everyone agrees, though, Robin. See the results of our poll on page 3 - Damien Demolder, AP Editor

All joking aside

You must be kidding - you score the Canon EOS 500D 83% and the Nikon D90 only 80%? I don't say that the Canon is rated too highly; I say the Nikon is very unappreciated. For instance, the noise levels chart show that the D90 performs way better the EOS 500D, yet you gave it a lower rating And what about the top LCD and handling7 And there are many other features the D90 has over the EOS 500D. Cristi Istrate, Bucharest, Romania

The Canon EOS 500D was tested as an entry-level camera, while the Nikon D90 was tested as an enthusiast-level model because the features you mention are targeted

at the more experienced user. We expect more from an enthusiast-level model than we do from a camera that is aimed at novices, hence, numerically at least, the D90 got a lower score. However, both cameras fall into the 'Very Good' bracket for their category - Angela Nicholson, technical editor

More than you bargained for

In Barney Britton's article Breaking the rules (AP 9 May), he mentions fungus in lenses. He suggests 'breaking the rules' and buying an optic with fungus at a knock-down price. Now, while I agree that the performance may not be affected, I cannot endorse such advice as fungus can easily transfer

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