Ansel Adams Wilderness on National Geographic October issue

The October issue of National Geographic magazine will feature a captivating article on world-renowned photographer Ansel Adams.
This story describes how the Sierra Nevada transformed an unconfident photographer into a lens master and a powerful voice for wilderness.
The piece features stunning photographs by well-known nature photographer Peter Essick, who notes Adams as an inspiration.

So it is with great pleasure that I want to share with you some excerpts from the article that can be found here and those beautiful 5 images

“On his first trip to the Sierra Nevada, in June of 1916, Ansel Adams went armed with a camera—a Kodak No. 1 Brownie—and started shooting. “I expect to be broke if I keep up the rate I am taking pictures,” the budding 14-year-old photographer wrote to his Aunt Mary in San Francisco that summer. “I have taken 30 already.”

He kept shooting for almost seven decades, until his death at age 82 in 1984, by which time he had become a world-famous photographer and a powerful voice for wilderness.
Although he traveled far and wide, he returned again and again to the Sierra—”a noble gesture of the earth,” in his phrase—for the adventure, artistic inspiration, friendship, and solace he found among its jagged granite peaks, snow-swept passes, and brooding skies.
His uncompromising portrayal of these subjects still draws pilgrims to the wilderness that bears his name, deep in the heart of the High Sierra, in hopes of seeing what Ansel Adams saw there.”

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Rocky spires known as the Minarets rise above 12,000 feet in the Ansel Adams Wilderness

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Melting snowpack sluices down Shadow Creek

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A setting moon makes a fitting backdrop for a lunarlike landscape near Donohue Pass

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Lodgepole pines cast long shadows at sunset

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Late summer thunderheads build above Garnet Lake

and don’t forget to grab your copy of National Geographic for this month :)
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    I have been a long time lover of Ansel Adams work. He was true artist in all sense of the word . Especially when you consider that the camera equipment he had when he started out in 1916 was primitive compared to what we have today. He did not have the tools of Photoshop , or Gimp, but just look at what is captured using only his naked eye. The admiration I have for his work will never cease.