Tony Hertz Black and White Landscape and Color Photography


Black and White Landscape Photography by Tony Hertz




THE NINE SISTERS - A Rare Alignment of Ancient Volcanic Peaks

This book is about appreciating and preserving the natural grandeur and beauty of this San Luis Obispo landscape. I hope you enjoy viewing these images as much as I did in photographing them. 

I worked to make photographs of these mountains in their most natural state possible. Although, this book is a digital process, only darkening and lightening techniques were used in making the images. 

The Nine Sisters are an ancient chain of volcanic peaks that stretch in a rare alignment of hills from San Luis Obispo to Morro Bay, California. These striking landmarks offer local residents and visitors protection from recurring winds and an endless visual view of natural beauty. The craggy mountains rose from the ocean over 20 million years ago and were formed from the plugs of long-extinct volcanoes.

"The trail brings the traveler suddenly in sight of  Bishop Peak...   The town is fairly encircled with beautiful hills...  the one just named being most conspicuous." - John Muir, 1883


The Nine Sisters photo book is available in two versions:

• A 13X11 Deluxe Large Landscape Format hardbound image wrap edition produced with 100# Premium Lustre paper. It is a true coffee table collectible book. 

• A 10X8 Standard Format hardbound and softcover edition. 

Click here to view the entire book in a larger size and to purchase the Deluxe or standard book.