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A Yosemite Year - A Photographer's Almanac March 2014

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I love to hear Yosemite Valley sing.  It can be a subtle aria – a muffled wind through the trees, a cascade chortling down the cliffs or the background thrum of rain as it harmonically raps on the surface of the Merced River.  But March usually introduces a crescendo.  As spring unfolds, the falls…

A Yosemite Year – Photographer’s Almanac: February 2014

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High up on the trail – above where the conifers start to cling to their purchase, and the cliffs begin to bend toward the sky – the low winter sun avoids any and all obstructions, a warming respite from the fervent chill lingering around Yosemite’s floor.   Down below, the recent flurries have…

Yosemite Artwork, the Soul and Spirit of the Park

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Yosemite is steeped in tradition, mythology, ceremony and adventure.  This is the soul and spirit of the park - the water sings it, the granite walls echo it, and the animals steward it.  And behind the semblance of rigid sentinels, it is in habitual flux, walking the trail between repose and…

A Yosemite Year - Photographer’s Almanac: January 2014

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There is nothing like a winter’s day in Yosemite Valley – even if there is no conventional winter weather to speak of.  The landscape is quiet and serene.  The air is crisp.  And the photographic potential plentiful if one is willing to look for it.  All in all, it is a good day to be out and…

About the Photograph - Saint Francis Church, Ranchos de Taos, New Mexico

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"Many of my early photographs were made on orthochromactic glass plates or film" wrote Adams, "which gave a lighter value for blue sky than does panchromatic film." The photograph was made in the afternoon with no filter, rendering the blue sky quite pale and the shadows soft. "This image is an experience…

New Exhibit in Yosemite "In Harmony: Light and Land", Photographs by Charles Cramer

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May 30 – July 27, 2013 (Reception June 5th from 3-5 PM) Charles Cramer is a photographer who revels in exploration and craftsmanship. A masterful artist, his career broadly parallels that of Ansel Adams: an early focus on music, finding inspiration in Yosemite National Park, and exploring the developing…

Remembering Liliane De Cock Morgan, Photographer, assistant to Ansel Adams

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Liliane De Cock Morgan, a child of World War II Belgium who later became a vital part of the west coast fine photography world and photographic assistant to Ansel Adams, before continuing her career in the New York area, died quietly in her home in Wiscasset, Maine, due to complications from cancer,…

Looking at Ansel Adams: The Photographs and the Man

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Check out this wonderful lecture on Ansel Adams by his former Assistant, Andrea Stillman. for more video on and about Ansel Adams, see our Video page