Forum Index > Links > Ansel Adams site
Previous :: Next Topic  
Author Message
Linker
Guest





Linker
  Top

Guest
PostSat Jan 11, 2003 5:53 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote View IP address of poster
http:/www.anseladams.com/
Back to top
Search for posts by this user Reply to topic Reply with quote View IP address of poster
Dean
(aka CascadeHiker)



Joined: 02 Mar 2002
Posts: 1967 | TRs
Location: ex Kennewick, Wa & Lehi Utah
Dean
  Top

(aka CascadeHiker)
PostSun Jan 12, 2003 10:21 am 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
I once had an opportunity to observe Ansel Adams at work along the trail that leads to Vernal Falls in Yosemite.  My brother and I came around a turn in the trail, and there set up, with his camera on a big tripod, off to the side taking a picture of a wildflower was the one and only Ansel Adams, bushy beard and all.  He spent the better part of an hour waiting for the light to be just perfect and just prior to snapping the photo, he used a little misting device to spray the flower with water so it would have the appearence of early morning dew. One of the moments you never forget or you might say, a true Kodak moment that took 45 minutes.  tongue.gif

--------------
Dean - working in Utah for awhile and feeling like it is a 'paid' vacation.
http://www.summitpost.org/user_page.php?user_id=1160
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail Reply to topic Reply with quote
salish
Member
Member


Joined: 17 Dec 2001
Posts: 2297 | TRs
Location: Seattle
salish
  Top

Member
PostSun Jan 12, 2003 12:27 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Linker - this link doesn't seem to work for me. Keep getting "cannot locate server". I'll try again later....

Great story about Adams, CH. Do you know when he passed away?

Cliff
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Reply to topic Reply with quote
polarbear
Member
Member


Joined: 16 Dec 2001
Posts: 3683 | TRs
Location: Snow Lake hide-away
polarbear
  Top

Member
PostSun Jan 12, 2003 12:33 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Looks like and extra slash is needed.

http://www.anseladams.com/

I didn't see a corresonding site for damseladams.
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail Reply to topic Reply with quote
Dean
(aka CascadeHiker)



Joined: 02 Mar 2002
Posts: 1967 | TRs
Location: ex Kennewick, Wa & Lehi Utah
Dean
  Top

(aka CascadeHiker)
PostSun Jan 12, 2003 3:42 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Yeah Cliff, he's been dead almost 20 years (not as long as Elvis) rolleyes.gif  He was in his 80's I remember.  My younger brother thought that when I saw Ansel on that trail that I'd said "Hey look, its as_____ Adam's, in stead of Ansel.  My bro has his large pics all over his house but we still get a chuckle when we recall that incident.

Sorry Polarbear, to my knowledge, there is no Damsel Adams, although its a darn shame.  waah.gif

--------------
Dean - working in Utah for awhile and feeling like it is a 'paid' vacation.
http://www.summitpost.org/user_page.php?user_id=1160
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail Reply to topic Reply with quote
salish
Member
Member


Joined: 17 Dec 2001
Posts: 2297 | TRs
Location: Seattle
salish
  Top

Member
PostSun Jan 12, 2003 4:46 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Wow, that definitely counts as a "brush with stardom". Wish I could say I ran into somebody that cool. Oh wait, I went in the "log ride" at Knott's Berry Farm with Brooke Shields and her mom. But maybe I really don't want to admit to that....never mind.

PB, could the "damsel adams" be a new fly? A cross between a good old Adams Dry fly and a damselfly?
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Reply to topic Reply with quote
polarbear
Member
Member


Joined: 16 Dec 2001
Posts: 3683 | TRs
Location: Snow Lake hide-away
polarbear
  Top

Member
PostSun Jan 12, 2003 7:23 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Cascade Hiker's comment about Ansel Adams waiting for the light to be perfect is interesting.  Come to think of it, that's one of the things that stands out in all of his photos--interesting lighting.

Salish, it's possible that Damsel Adams could be a type of fly, though this post makes me think Damsel is a photographer.
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail Reply to topic Reply with quote
Damsel Adams
Guest





Damsel Adams
  Top

Guest
PostSun Jan 12, 2003 9:28 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote View IP address of poster
Ansel was my hero when I first took up photography. I have several of his books, including "Yosemite and the Range of Light" and "Portfolios of Ansel Adams". He combined left and right brain to create his images, then wrote about it to teach us other buffoons. His classic books "The Negative", "The Print", and "The Camera" were read numerous times by this aspiring photographyer.

His zone system where he previsualized the print, before pressing the shutter, is a method still used by b/w photographers (mosly using large-format cameras). It involves placing dark portions of the image on zone 10 (for instance), and light portions on zone 1, and everything in between. Then if the scene didn't have the right contrast, he would adjust the exposure and negative developing, so that he would get the image needed to create the print he visualized. He considered the negative to be like the score, and the print to be like the performance. His training as a classical pianist affected how he treated art.

Adams, along with Edward Weston and some other photographers in the 1930's, started up a group called f/64. The vogue at that time was fuzzy images, lack of detail, lack of precision. Group f/64 rebelled against this, instead pushing for sharp detail, quality images, and well-composed subjects.

He is most famous for his large-scale dramatic images of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. I was sorely disappointed in the early 1980's when he passed away. But he did bequeath his negatives so that others could "perform" them.

Photographers owe a lot to this giant of a man. If you get a chance, pick up an Ansel Adams book at your local library or bookstore, and try not to drool over the pages.

That's the buzz from fly headquarters.
Back to top
Search for posts by this user Reply to topic Reply with quote View IP address of poster
MCaver
Founder



Joined: 14 Dec 2001
Posts: 5123 | TRs

MCaver
  Top

Founder
PostSun Jan 12, 2003 10:01 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
I highly recommend Ansel Adams' autobiography. A very good read that covers his childhood in pre-sprawl San Francisco, working with other photographers, and all the other people he met.
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail Reply to topic Reply with quote
Newt
Short Timer



Joined: 21 Dec 2001
Posts: 3189 | TRs
Location: Down the road and around the corner
Newt
  Top

Short Timer
PostMon Jan 13, 2003 6:17 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
I remember reading a number of times how Adams would compose and then just sit and wait, sometimes for hours, just for the light. It sure paid off.

Adams and Weston, top of the line B/W photographers IMO.

NN smile.gif
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Reply to topic Reply with quote
Smokey
Member
Member


Joined: 10 Nov 2002
Posts: 792 | TRs

Smokey
  Top

Member
PostMon Jan 13, 2003 7:03 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
Then again, I have read that "Moonrise Over Hernandez" was caught by chance when he was driving down the road. He barely got the camera set up to take one picture and before he could take another, the light had disappeared.

I grew up around the Sierra and I think B&W captures my image of that big granite better than color.
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Reply to topic Reply with quote
McPilchuck
Wild Bagger



Joined: 17 Dec 2001
Posts: 859 | TRs
Location: near Snohomish, Wa.
McPilchuck
  Top

Wild Bagger
PostMon Jan 13, 2003 7:33 pm 
Reply to topic Reply with quote
"I remember reading a number of times how Adams would compose and then just sit and wait, sometimes for hours, just for the light."

Composition on the subject and then lots of patience is a virtue the masters know or knew very well.  Adams photos are superb!

McPil

--------------
in the granite high-wild alpine land . . .
www.alpinequest.com
Back to top
View user's profile Search for posts by this user Send private message Send e-mail Reply to topic Reply with quote
  Display:     All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Forum Index > Links > Ansel Adams site
  Happy Birthday Rob Jordan, trad_guy, rasbo!
Jump to:   
Search this topic:

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum
   Use Disclaimer Powered by phpBB Privacy Policy