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Sunday, April 1, 2012

A is for Ansel Adams

Twenty-Six Days of Creative Inspiration



I fell in love with Yosemite through the black and white photos of Ansel Adams. As a designer his work provided a master class on light and shadow. As a writer his images taught me to mine an endless palette of grays for character, plot, and conflict nuances. 



And he had a very cool car.

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19 comments:

  1. Gorgeous photo.

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  2. Oh very nice. I've always admired his work.

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  3. Wonderful. I love cross-genre pollination!

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  4. Hey Leslie, I'm here from the A - Z challenge.

    That is a cool car! These photos are gorgeous :)

    It's nice to meet you!

    Nikki – inspire nordic

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  5. A perk of this A to Z challenge is to learn about new things, I have no idea who Ansel Adams is but a great photo and yes, a cool car. Now i'm off to google him!

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  6. I love Ansel Adams!

    His black and whites are fabulous! I'm a fellow A to Z'er and a new follower!

    *waves*

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  7. So beautiful! That is a great topic for the A-Z!

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  8. my doctor has Ansel Adams photograpsh in her office. I love them.

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  9. I've never heard of Ansel Adams, but those pictures are gorgeous! (and yes, the car is very cool as well).

    - Lauren @ Word Art

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  10. Those pictures are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. I absolutely LOVE Ansel Adams AND Yosemite. He truly loved the place, and captured its beauty.

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  12. Interesting. I never really connected visual art with the nuances of storytelling, but you've got a great point there. Cool pix from AA, too! : )

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  13. Interesting photos. Yes, you can do a lot with black, white, and gray.

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  14. Black & white photos say so much! They're full of stories and layers :)

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  15. What a great challenge. I wanted to do this last year and never did. This year I'm in new MS heaven and query hell. Good luck on your surgery. I'll be emailing you later this week.

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  16. I love his work, too. The contrast between the shades of black and white are breathtaking. He makes me want to visit all sorts of places. :)

    ~Jes

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  17. Ansel Adams is a fabulous A word to start the challenge! He is a favorite of mine as well. I'm a photographer as a hobby and his photos are so inspiring.

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  18. Did he do anything in sepia? Because I need that for the empty wall space in my brown-and-gold colored living room. Love Ansel Adams.

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