Brownfield’s is celebrating the Centennial of Rocky Mountain National Park by hosting author and photographer, Jim Williams. Jim will be presenting in the Hondius Room at the Estes Park Library on Thursday, August 20th at 7pm. Brownfield’s will be giving away terrific door prizes and providing refreshments. The event is free of charge.
For 30 years, Jim & Pam Williams were teachers in Downers Grove School District in Illinois. For all of those years, Jim ran a humble photo business as a wilderness photographer. As a family, Jim, Pam, and their daughter, Meredith, traveled the country seeking adventures that were wild in nature and full of outdoor challenges.
After retirement, the travels continue, and one of the lifelong dreams has been realized. They have published a book. High Altitude Paradise, is a culmination of a 34 year vision quest to reach and photograph all the lakes (150+) tucked into the rugged mountain landscape of a Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. “The book is more than a portfolio of lakes,” says Jim about his publication. “It is a story of family. Of love and of loss. It is about the power of the wilderness to find peace and comfort in a challenging world.”
Packed in a beautiful, 10 x 10 Hardcover coffee table book, Jim has chosen 110 photographs along with image descriptors to add some background information for each image. Intertwined between chapters are 15 essays written in an attempt to explain why someone would spend a small lifetime climbing up and over mountains looking for large puddles of water.
All the profits from the book go to Jim and Pam’s late daughter’s “Meredith Williams Foundation” and to Rocky Mountain National Park. Please join us on August 20th to honor RMNP and Jim’s efforts.