Creative Spotlight: Ansel Adams

May 16 / 16

Hello everyone….for now the weekend is over and there are lots of things to put out this week. Ansel Adams is today’s Creative Spotlight.

Known for his black and white photography of the American west, Adams was not only a photographer, but an environmentalist.

from Wikipedia:

With Fred Archer, Adams developed the Zone System as a way to determine proper exposure and adjust the contrast of the final print. The resulting clarity and depth characterized his photographs. Adams primarily used large-format cameras because their high resolution helped ensure sharpness in his images.

I first discovered his work at the Columbus Museum a few year ago. It took me awhile to finish the exhibition because I was lost in those peaceful images of the American west. Even in black and white, Adam’s photos gave life to that part of the US. He experimented with both black and white and color. To learn more about Adams you can go to and

Here are some of his well-known works…..

The Tetons and the Snake River (1942) by Ansel Adams.


Canyon de Chelly by Ansel Adams.


Mount Williamson—Clearing Storm, photograph by Ansel Adams, 1944


Portrait of Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, CA by Ansel Adams.

I hope you enjoy Adam’s wonderful photographs and your Monday. Come back Wednesday….be blessed.

































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