I saw an exhibit today at the Massachusetts Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) on the legacy of Adams work which defined an entire genre of photography.
At 12, he was given a Kodak box-brownie camera and a trip to Yosemite with the Sierra Club.
He was a life-long advocate for the environment, and was hired by the U.S. Department of the Interior to make photographs of U.S. National Parks; his photographs helped expand the National Park system, and raise national awareness of the beauty and value of our park system which were in danger of being mined and developed.
• Adams on top of his station wagon, atop Pontiac Mountain in Yosemite, 1942
• Winter storm in Yosemite, 1937
• Anchors at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, 1931
• Laurel Hill Cemetery, San Francisco, 1936
• Manzanar, the American concentration camp where Japanese Americans were incarcerated during World War II, 1943.
• Buddhist Japanese Americans going to pray, 1943
• Japanese American detainees working in the fields at Manzanar, 1943
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Truth (quoted from a @playboy
Standing majestically above the confluence of the North and South Forks of the San Joaquin River is Balloon Dome (6879') in Ansel Adams Wilderness on the Sierra National Forest.
Named in 1864 by Prof. William Brewer, Survey Field Leader for the California State Geological Survey, also known as the Whitney Survey after it's director Josiah Whitney. Brewer named it such as he said the dome looked like "the top of a gigantic balloon struggling to get up through the rock". Geologically speaking he was not far off from more complex theories on granitic bulb formations and the influence of glaciation and pressure relief exfoliation.
Theodore Solomons was the first to photograph Balloon Dome on September 1, 1892, during his first exploration of the Sierra Nevada using a 8 x 10 camera loaned to him by pioneer Yosemite photographer C.E. Watkins. Solomon's later documented his impression by saying it was "by far the most impressive and imposing object of the kind I had ever seen". #tst #theodoresolomonstrail #theodoresolomons #balloondome #sierradomes #granite #anseladamswilderness #sierranationalforest #usfs #nationalforest #leavenotrace #sierra #sierranevadamountains #sierranevada #dome #thelostsierra #altjmt #altpct #westside
Best year of my life!
Adams Wild se fundamenta en la elegancia, la sofisticación y el sentido vanguardia y cosmopolita. Gran ejemplo de ello estas monturas femeninas
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There’s a human in the bottom left corner for scale.
The rarely seen back side of Half Dome. Memories from the JMT this past summer.
my bad ass hairdresser stopped by this morning with my favorite chardonnay and handed me a soaking wet package that was on my front porch. I opened it and found this gorgeous Ansel Adams Yosemite book. I mentioned how beautiful it was and Cory remembered (or asked Bay 😂) and ordered me a copy for my birthday ❤️ Now I’m off to buy a new houseplant. And probably open that bottle of chard before noon. Proof I’m officially old AF! Thank you for all the sweet birthday messages + photos + texts + emails + calls. You sure do know how to make a girl feel the love. I’m not even mad about waking up at 5am or the rain anymore.
Hey! It’s been awhile, but we’re back on the road in Yosemite this weekend. Hunkering down for a storm today, place should be painted white in a few hours. Should be magical...
It’s an Ansel Adams type of morning
My first backpacking trip out west was in the Sierra Nevadas. Every year, I struggle between going back and going somewhere new. This could be the year I make my triumphant return!