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  • Ansel Adams Landscape PhotographyMrs. Bartles

  • Ansel Adams1902 - 1984Ansel Adams was a photographer and conservationist born in San Francisco, California. He was famous for creating black and white landscape images of the Western United States.

  • Mr. Adams started photographing about the age of 14 when he was given a camera as a gift and went on a family vacation to Yosemite National Park. At age 17, he joined the Sierra Club and was an active member for the rest of his life.

  • Ansel Adams visualized his photographs before he took them. He was intensely interested in value. His photographs are prized for their incredible range of black and white values. Visualization of how the light and shadow would effect the photograph and his photo exposure techniques helped Mr. Adams achieve these unique images.

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  • Yosemite Falls Profile 1938

  • Half Dome, Merced River, Winter 1938

  • Cathedral Peak and Lake 1938

  • Dogwood Blossoms 1938

  • El Capitan 1938

  • Merced River Cliffs, Autumn 1939

  • Yosemite Valley Winter 1940

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  • Jeffrey Pine Sentinel Dome 1940

  • Thunderstorm, Yosemite Valley 1945

  • Lake Tenaya 1946

  • Half Dome from Glacier Point 1947

  • Nevada Fall, Rainbow 1947

  • Oak Tree Snowstorm 1948

  • Tenaya Creek, Dogwood, Rain 1948

  • Bridalveil Fall 1948

  • Vernal Fall 1948

  • Cathedral Spires and Rocks 1949

  • Early Morning, Merced River 1950

  • El Capitan, Winter 1950

  • El Capitan, Merced River, Clouds 1952

  • Moonrise from Glacier Point 1959

  • Moon and Half Dome 1960

  • Unicorn Peak, Thunderclouds 1967

    Conservationist = Someone who works to protect the environment from destruction or pollution.Landscape = visible features of an area of land, including physical elements such as mountains, valleys, lakes and rivers; living elements of animals and plants, abstract elements like lighting and weather conditions, and human elements like human activity and buildings.

    Photo Courtesy of:,%201984.jpg *Sierra Club: Named after the Sierra Nevada Mountains of California, this club is dedicated to protecting the environment and conserving nature. It was founded in San Francisco, California in 1892.

    Photo One Courtesy of Two Courtesy of *Value: The lightness or darkness of a colorVisualization: To form a mental image or vision; to imagine

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    Ansel Adams made this image in approximately 1936 with a 3 1/4" x 4 1/4" Zeiss Jewel view camera. He took the photograph from the east side the fall, setting up his camera on Fern Ledge, a precariously narrow trail exposed to gusting winds and blowing mist from the nearby fall. In this image, Yosemite Fall dominates the space of the picture. Adams used this visualization motif of filling the photograph with his subject in many images he made during the 1930s, notably " Nevada Fall, Yosemite Valley ." That image was one of ten he selected for the Group f/64 Exhibition at the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum in 1932, alongside photographs by Edward Weston and Imogene Cunningham.Ansel Adams braved the steep, slippery climb to Yosemite Fall again in 1946 when he made the color image published in Ansel Adams: In Color.

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    Ansel Adams made this image in 1938 with an 8" x 10 view camera from the Old Sentinel Bridge near the Yosemite Chapel. Though the old bridge was replaced in 2000, the new Sentinel Bridge remains one the best viewpoints in Yosemite Valley and a popular spot for photographers, in large part because of Adams ' photographs from this location.Ansel Adams made many prints of this image, including a mammoth 38' x 60' mural that hung above the fireplace of Best's Studio in Yosemite Valley for many years. Ansel' father-in-law, the landscape painter Harry Best, opened his studio in 1902 and when he died in 1936, it passed to Adams ' wife Virginia. In 1972, it was renamed The Ansel Adams Gallery.

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    Ansel Adams made this image in 1938 during an outing with friends, notably Georgia O'Keeffe and David McAlpin, in the Yosemite backcountry with a 3" x 4" camera. Though the granite bowl and soaring peak are classic archetypes of the remote high sierra, Cathedral Lake lies only four miles from an easily accessible trailhead at Tuolomne Meadows.As was Adams' habit, he meticulously noted the exposure and developing of Cathedral Peak and Lake , but did not record the date. Adams remarks on his habit in "Examples, The Making of 40 Photographs:""Because of my unfortunate disregard for the dates of my negatives I have caused considerable dismay among photographic historians, students, and museums -- to say nothing of the trouble it has caused me."Adams made a portfolio of the outing for each member of the outing, the inclusion of this photograph means that it was made no later than 1938. It may have been made earlier, as Ansel would sometimes include strong photographs of the areas a group visited, particularly if conditions were not so good during the trip.

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    Ansel Adams made this image with a 5" x 7" view camera in 1938, the year he trekked through the high sierra with Edward Weston. Depending upon the year, dogwoods typically peak during April or May in Yosemite , evoking bursts of starlight against the bare forest backdrop. This dramatic contrast prompted Adams to compose one of his only still-life images. To capture the 12 blossoms in this spectacular spray of dogwoods, he placed them atop a nearby rock covered with pine needles and lichen.

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    Ansel Adams made this image around 1952 with an 8" x 10" view camera. El Capitan is the largest exposed granite face in the world, drawing climbers from around the globe. Thanks to Adams' work, it's also a magnet for photographers and this image has long been a favorite of the Adams family. During his career, he took many images of El Capitan's dramatic face, notably one of his first known photographs taken in 1916 on his first trip to Yosemite . Using a Kodak #1 Box Brownie, he offered an early hint at the visualization that would later become his hallmark, framing the pale granite face with leafy trees in the foreground to downplay the overwhelming size of El Capitan . After that early photograph, Ansel Adams returned to El Capitan over and again photographing it in every time, season, and light he could.

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    Ansel Adams made this image on a chilly late autumn morning in 1939 with an 8" x 10" view camera and 10-inch Kodak Wide-Field Ektar lens. The Cathedral Rocks loom in the background. He took the photo from west side of the El Capitan bridge over the Merced River in Western Yosemite Valley .Over time, Adams printed the negative of Merced River, Cliffs, Autumn" in different ways, initially printing it very brightly and later using more dramatic tones as in the Yosemite Special Edition version. In Examples: The Making of 40 Photographs , Adams writes that he had "not yet made a print that fully satisfies" and goes on to consider how he would have visualized the image in color:"I can imagine a very quiet and luminous effect of subdued hues; the elements here that made a black-and-white image difficult would be most favorable to color photography. The low contrast of the subject would be compatible with color processes. Few subjects lend themselves to both black-and-white and color image concepts."Though Ansel Adams claimed to dislike color photography, he did produce an accomplished body of work in color and even tested color films for Eastman Kodak. A selection of his color photographs appear in the posthumously published Ansel Adams: In Color. (Ansel had a love-hate relationship with color photography, primarily because he could not control it)

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    Ansel Adams made this image around 1959 with an 8" x 10" view camera. The image was once used in a commercial job, as he recalls in "Ansel Adams: An Autobiography:"In 1969, for one of my last commercial jobs, I selected a photograph, Yosemite Valley , Winter'for reproduction on a Hills Brothers coffee can. The idea was to produce something of lasting attractiveness after the original contents of the can had been consumedPotentia