An Appreciation, Photography
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Happy (belated) Birthday, Ansel…

“It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.”



Yesterday was the 113th birthday of Ansel Adams, perhaps the greatest American photographer this country has yet seen; and certainly one of the greatest of any country. For me, his photographs have that rare quality of making me want to emulate him; both in subject matter, and in execution.

I could do worse…


“A good photograph is knowing where to stand.”



“There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.”



“Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter.”



“No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.”



“Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer – and often the supreme disappointment.”



“There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.”


Church inTaos Pueblo New Mexico by Ansel Adams.jpg

“In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.”



Happy belated birthday, Ansel…


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