Category Archives: Ansel Adams

Beauty in Black and White

I hope folks will pause for a few minutes and view these photographs. Some people don’t appreciate Ansel Adams because they can’t get into black and white photography. That is really a shame as far as I am concerned, because when you look at his photography at say..1100-1800 resolution, its beauty is simply stunning. Many of the photographs on this government website were taken in the 1940’s when Adams began teaching at the Art Center School of Los Angeles, which included the training of military photographers. They are photographs of our natural treasures known as our National Park System that were taken when he contracted with the Department of the Interior in 1941. It’s a huge collection and you can see the photo’s in small or large (by large I mean huge) resolution. Below are some that I found breathtaking in their full size which we can’t post here but you can see at the link to the govt website.

First is of course the Grand Canyon. It is taken from the South Rim. The shadowing just mesmerized me when I saw it at its full size.

Next is one of my favorite spots in Arizona, Canyon De Chelly

The one below is Glacier National Park in Montana at dusk

The last is the Grand Canyon again.

If you made it this far, congratulations..you took the time to “smell the roses”, which people are doing in less and less numbers for the last twenty years when it comes to our National Parks. We need to do that occasionally or we lose sight of why we continue our quest to save the environment or keep the federal fuckwits honest and beholden to ‘we’ the people. Now, go check out more of the magnificent beauty on the government website linked above. You will be awed by the natural beauty of our once-great country, that will hopefully rise again from the ashes of Republican rule. 😉