Ansel Adams Half Dome

Topics: Yosemite National Park, Photography, Ansel Adams Pages: 3 (998 words) Published: November 22, 2011
I have decided to do my essay on one of Ansel Adams most famous photographs from his long and successful career titled Half Dome. The photograph of Half Dome medium of the photograph is black and white. Ansel Adams in my opinion is one of the greatest photographers of all time. I believe his photographs are a work of art. Ansel Adams was a true visual genius with a camera, he went to a location set up his camera and the end result was always perfect. When I look at a photograph that was taken by Ansel Adams I feel at ease. It is almost like taking a short vacation in front of a photograph. The way Ansel Adams uses black and white in his photographs is amazing to me. The one thing that amazes me the most about Ansel Adams is even though he does not use color in his photographs, his work never looks the same. I understand that anyone could travel to Yosemite National Park to photograph Half Dome but no matter how many pictures that you take not one of those pictures will be an exact copy of Ansel Adams Half Dome. I also enjoy how Ansel Adams uses pure straight photography, there is so much more excitement in a photograph that is so perfect that it would look worse if it were manipulated on a computer. Some things in life are beautiful already and do not need any computer program to manipulate their appearance, and in my opinion on of those things is Half Dome. I enjoy using black and white, in my mind it makes everything simpler, I like how just two colors can produce such amazing outcomes. In my first photograph that I did for the class titled freedom there were two three flags and in color it looked ok, so I decided to see how it would look in black and white and when I did the black and white made the flags jump out at me. Also when I use black and white in my photographs I feel that it shows more emotions. The photograph of Half Dome was taken at Yosemite National Park located in California in the year 1932. Ansel Adams artistic process for his...
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