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June 7, 2005 6:12 PM   Subscribe

Ansel Adams's Landscapes
posted by Gyan (8 comments total)
posted by Pressed Rat at 6:28 PM on June 7, 2005

I've been an Ansel Adams fan since I was old enough to realize what photography was. His photographs never, ever, cease to amaze me.
posted by tommasz at 6:36 PM on June 7, 2005

Very cool, decent sized representations of Adam's work aren't that easy to come by on the web. Nice link.

Also worth a look are his photos, from the bottomless fountain of goodness that is the Library of Congress, of the Manzanar internment camp. Adams doesn't get much credit for his portraiture and documentary work, and in all honesty, it's not hard to see why, but it's an interesting diversion for those only familiar with "Moonrise, Mexico" or "Moon over Halfdome".
posted by cedar at 6:37 PM on June 7, 2005

The depth of field he achieved is still amazing. What a genius. Thanks.
posted by tweak at 7:54 PM on June 7, 2005

Thanks for the Manzanar link cedar. I randomly happened to visit Manzanar on the grand opening of the new interpretive center there, which coincided with a big reunion of former internees. I wonder if some of the people Adams photographed were there.
posted by Staggering Jack at 8:04 PM on June 7, 2005

I love this. I don't care that everyone else likes Adams' work too, I love it just the same. And even if everyone else aspires to be like him, I continue to do so as well. His is the most beautiful photography in history, I believe.
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 9:54 PM on June 7, 2005

The scans on this site seem a bit unsharp, but this is still pretty rad. This one has always been one of my favorites.
posted by neckro23 at 9:59 PM on June 7, 2005

Thanks Gyan. AA's photos are so ubiquitous that I often forget just how stunning they are, and it takes a new context or some of the less popular photos to remind me how great they are.

cedar-Thanks for the Manzanar links, I hadn't seen them before.
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