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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

White House Ruin

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"Only when I had completed the prints [of this image] months later did I realize why the subject had a familiar aspect: I had seen the remarkable photographer made by Timothy O'Sullivan in 1873, in an album of his original prints that I once possessed. I had stood unaware in almost the same spot of…

Dogwood Blossoms

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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…