The discussion on Andy Goldsworthy push me to share Ansel Adams – He is most famous for his photography journey through Yosemite. His medium is the camera and black and white film. We spent 5 days camping in Yosemite this past week and renewing the wonders of his art. He is my all time favorite artist who stands behind the camera. Most of his work has been the natural wonders of the high country and the valley tucked into the Sierra Nevadas. He was born in CA in 1902 and at the age of 14 made his first trip to what was to become Yosemite Natl. Park – he wrote “from that day in 1916, my life jas been colored and modulated by the great earth-gesture of the Sierra” (Our National Parks Ansel Adams). He did not help to build nature only to preserve it for all. He spent his life fighting to aquire more national parks and save our earth
I have included some pictures from the “Our National Parks” book. My favorite of his photos is the Moon over Half Dome (my husband and I climbed Half Dome – from the back side on our honeynoon 50 yr. ago). I don’t have any questions regarding this just wanted to share my love of the art – after being sparked by Goldsworthy.
View into Yosemite Valley entrance from the south, Yosemite National Park, 1935
Autumn Moon, the High Sierra from Glacier Point, Yosemite 1948
Death Valley National Park, Zabriski Point, CA 1942
In the Crater of Haleakala, Clouds, Haleakala National Park, Hawaii 1948
One of mine – the canopy from the valley floor. 2007