photography by Brian Lemasters and Steve Shaluta
In this photographic tribute to The Mountain State, Lemasters and Shaluta skillfully capture the unique character of West Virginia, from the pristine forests in the Dolly Sods Wilderness to Class V river runs, from the fanciful New River Gorge Bridge to cardinals perched in snow-covered trees, from historic Civil War battle sites to Appalachians artisans. Informative captions accompany the exquisite photography showcasing all regions of the state in every glorious season.
About the authors:
Bryan Lemasters specializes in West Virginia landscape, nature, and panoramic photography. Bryan has been a contributing photographer to Wonderful West Virginia magazine. Bryan's photographs also have appeared in several regional calendars and are exhibited at several West Virginia galleries.
Steve Shaluta works as a freelance photographer and as a staff photographer for the West Virginia Division of Tourism. Steve's images have appeared in countless advertisements and magazine and newspaper articles, on more than 300 magazine covers, and in more than 50 books. Steve is the sole photographer for 5 books. http://www.steveshaluta.com/