Friday, July 11, 2014

July Junque: Day 11 Ansel Adams

 In 1979, Edward Weston's daughter-in-law Maggie Weston approached Ansel Adams for a special project. She asked that he pick his best work. Out of 70 choices, this show Ansel Adams Masterworks presents 48 photographs from the original silver gelatin prints.  What a treat!
Plenty of Yosemite - the famous El Capitan, Half Dome, and more.
The blacks and whites are so pure, so sharp and it's the shades of grays that offer shadows, highlights, and depth. Mountains poke through cloud haze, blades of grass glisten in the rain. The picture on the brochure - Tetons and Snake River - capture the essence of Ansel Adams. Love of nature, luck of timing, and a skilled eye to know he shot magic.

I enjoyed my quick jaunt to the Arlington Museum of Art and was happy to immerse myself in the glory of Ansel Adams photography

July Junque - stick your head into a museum and find treats galore


  1. Oh how I would love to see this show. I am a great fan of Ansel Adams. Good to know it will be at the Arlington Museum of Art until August 3rd. Maybe, a quick trip can be worked in. Thanks for the review and the link.

    Once stuck in a's hard to get unstuck!

  2. Oh wow! That must have been fantastic.

    Happy weekend. We finally got some rain this afternoon. Not for a long period of time, but LOTS of water.

  3. Your descriptions alone are beautiful. I'm glad you enjoyed it. If that exhibit comes to this side of the country, I'm there.

    Have a nice weekend, Joanne.