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Ansel Adams quotes


Ansel Adams quotes
I can look at a fine art photograph and sometimes I can hear music.
All I can do in my writing is to stimulate a certain amount of thought, clarify some technical facts and date my work. But when I preach sharpness, brilliancy, scale, etc., I am just mouthing words, because no words can really describe those terms and qualities it takes the actual print to say, "here it is."
You don't take a photograph, you make it.
Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointment.
The negative is the equivalent of the composer's score, and the print the performance.
Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space.
The quality of place, the reaction to immediate contact with earth and growing things that have a fugal relationship with mountains and sky, is essential to the integrity of our existence on this planet.
from "Ansel Adams: An Autobiography" by Ansel Adams
There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.


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