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 www.arlingtonmuseum.org 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
Joanne Faries, originally from the Philadelphia area, lives in Texas with her husband Ray. She considers herself fortunate to be able to pursue a writing career after eons in the business world. Joanne enjoys reading and movies, and is the film critic for the Little Paper of San Saba.