New The Sweetwater Seas Note Cards!

Quiet Light Publishing is proud to announce the release of two new sets of fine art note cards from Richard Mack as part of his The Sweetwater Seas project. The Sweetwater Seas is a documentary film about the Great Lakes and will also be a companion book published by Quiet Light Publishing.

These fine art note cards come from his extensive collection of images he has done so far on the project. The first set includes 6 images (2 cards each) from Lake Michigan and Lake Superior. The second set includes winter images from the Lake Michigan and Superior as well as Niagara Falls.

These make great gift ideas for the holidays. While more often than not we tend to text or email there are times you want to actually write a note to someone and these beautiful note cards provide you an excellent way to do just that.

You can purchase them in the Quiet Light Publishing shop by following this link:


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Time to think Holiday Shopping

It’s that time of year again to think about gifts you want to give or even receive! These three fine art coffee table books by Photographer’s Richard Mack and Stephen Azzato are great ideas! Shop Now!

Richard Mack’s two books are wonderful additions for those who love our National Parks and history. The Lewis & Clark Trail American Landscapes covers the trail of the Corps of Discovery at the same time of year as the Corps passed through an area giving you a look at what they might have seen. It includes quotes from the journals of Lewis and Clark. It is also available in a Limited Edition which comes in a slipcase and includes three prints one from each year they were on the trail.

Richard’s second book Great Smoky Mountains National Park Thirty Year’s of American Landscapes is from his photograph’s of Great Smoky Mountains National Park our most visited park. Those in the park have said this is the finest book on the park.

“Richard has a sensitivity for light that’s pretty rare. He can coax a richness out of landscapes and low light conditions that you don’t see other photographers experiment with. His photographs have an emotional depth that is superior to a lot of other work. It’s the best large format photography book we’ve ever been able to offer our visitors.”– Steve Kemp

Interpretive Products and Services Director
Great Smoky Mountains Association

Stephen Azzato’s book Their Love of Music is a beautiful book which showcases portraits of 117 artists, the book takes a slightly different approach to music photography than typically seen. “The beauty of this project for me was being able to sit with a huge range of musicians and explore what drew them to their art”, says Azzato. “I was able to hear it in their voices and record it visually in their images”. In the simple quiet of a green room, without the crowds or bandmates or tour managers, Azzato’s photographs transcend the chaos of the stage and the intensity of the studio to reveal the inner spirit that drives each of his subjects.

Each of these books have won numerous photography, design and printing industry and national book awards. They make great gifts! Shop Now!

The Sweetwater Seas in 100 Words

The Sweetwater Seas in 100 Words is a quick introduction to the feature-length documentary film. In it we reveal the beauty, majesty, and challenges faced by the Great Lakes, which we will cover fully in the hour-long documentary. We plan to enter this short version in this year’s “100-Word Film Festival.”

We have released several quick and delicious film clips for our documentary The Sweetwater Seas – North America’s Great Lakes so far and plan on releasing many more this summer which will be small episodes from those who live and work on the Great Lakes as we tell their stories. Some will be about the challenges the lakes face and have faced in the past, some about historic past events on the lakes, travelling the lakes and some will be about the beauty and majesty these lakes encompass.

THE SWEETWATER SEAS is a feature documentary that integrates science and fine-art videography to explore one of North America’s wonders. The film examines the latest thinking about the environmental sustainability of the Great Lakes Watershed and seeks to engage viewers into making a difference. Although 42 million people live within the Watershed, most have never been around their own lake, much less all five. We will take them on a voyage of discovery to rival Champlain’s.

The project will reveal the natural landscape and its geological history, the watershed’s cityscapes, and its vast industrial and agricultural areas. Humans started living near these immense bodies of water tens of thousands of years ago, but it is only in the last few centuries that human activity has impacted the environment of the lakes. To engage viewers THE SWEETWATER SEAS will offer both images of great beauty in the natural world that surrounds the lakes as well as video of the tides of pollution and invasive species that threaten this magnificent resource. By using the voices of scientists, environmentalists, political leaders, engaged corporations and everyday people around the lakes, the story of these extraordinary bodies of water—their history, their importance and threats to their health—will be explored and explained.

You can see more about this documentary at

We hope you’ll enjoy each and every segment.


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Wrigley Field 1st Night Game

Wrigley Field 1st Night Game

The First Official Night Game at the Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field

On 8/8/88 the Chicago Cubs tried to have their first night game at Wrigley Field but mother nature did not cooperate! The rooftop I had access to shoot from for the first night game had been bought out by National Geographic. But they didn’t secure a second night which gave me the opportunity to be there that night. I used a 2 ¼ 360 degree film camera to make this image during the game. It was a beautiful night and especially for us Cubs fans with the Cubs beating the Mets 6-4! Let there be lights…

You can purchase a fine art poster of this historic event at the Quiet Light Publishing store! Here is the link:

At $75.00 it is a great buy!