Sunday, February 20, 2011

Happy Birthday Ansel

Today, February 20th, is Ansel Adams Birthday.   Perhaps the greatest landscape photographer of all time, Ansel shot almost exclusively in black and white.   His zone system is still used today to determine the optimal exposure to get contrast right and give photos true depth.

If he had hiked the Appalachian Trail through the Pond Mountain Wilderness, he would have passed by Laural Falls.  He might have made a photographic image like this

 At which point he would have tossed the negative in the trash. 

I love looking at his photos and reading about his life.  One of my favorite quotes is :

"Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter" - Ansel Adams 1902 - 1984.

1 comment:

  1. Happy Birthday to the master of landscape..great post !!