“Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space.” Ansel Adams
The photographs of Ansel Adams have always been my guide to Yosemite National Park. We recently visited Yosemite and took many images of it in color but I'm posting black and white photos here for that singular Ansel Adams effect.
I still have that frog in my throat whenever I behold the wonders of Yosemite Valley.
Bridal Veil Falls
“Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter.” A. Adams
North Dome and Royal Arches
“Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointment.” A. Adams
Yosemite Valley from Tunnel View
“Both the grand and the intimate aspects of nature can be revealed in the expressive photograph. Both can stir enduring affirmations and discoveries, and can surely help the spectator in his search for identification with the vast world of natural beauty and wonder surrounding him.” A. Adams
I have more images of Yosemite Valley here: http://travelswithcharie.blogspot.com/2006/08/ah-yosemite.html
For more quotes by Ansel Adams, check http://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/12115.Ansel_Adams
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Images by Charie