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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…
Winter Sunrise from Lone Pine

Winter Sunrise, Sierra Nevada from Lone Pine, 1944 - Modern Replica in sizes up to 30"x38"

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On four successive mornings Adams tried to take this photograph from the east side of the Sierra. On the fifth day it was still dark and bitterly cold when he set up his camera on the new platform on top of his car and retreated to the warm interior. As dawn drew near, he returned to the camera to…

Re-Introducing "Half Dome, Olmsted Point"

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Half Dome, Olmsted Point - Yosemite Special Edition Photograph has been re-released It has been many years since this photograph, part of the Yosemite Special Edition Photograph series has been available. Half Dome, Olmsted Point was photographed by Ansel Adams in 1959. We are pleased to be able…

Stone & Brush: The Paintings of Penny Otwell

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Exhibit runs from August 20th - September 30th (Reception September 13th, from 3-5 PM) at The Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite National Park. Like the voice of a singer, a visual artist has her own signature style.  I am an “alto” in the choir of painters I know.  My work has evolved from 48…

Unicorn Peak, Thunderclouds

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Ansel Adams made this image with a medium format camera around 1967 in late spring or early summer when heavy snow still swathed the granite peaks of the Cathedral Range south of Tuolomne Meadows. The billowing thunderclouds piled high above the peak are atypical so early in the year and indicate…

High Sierra Loop

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With over 800 miles of trails to choose from in the park, there is one fifty mile loop that holds a special place in the hearts and minds of Yosemite 's devoted. It is a route that gives an up close and personal view of the mountains that John Muir dubbed “The Range of Light.”

Mount Ansel Adams, Lyell Fork

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The Lyell Fork of the Merced River with its high, remote peaks and sapphire necklace of lakes was among Adams' favorite areas in Yosemite . In 1934, he led a Sierra Club outing to the Lyell Fork and the group climbed the then unnamed peak Adams called the Tower in Lyell Fork.