Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Drama and Splendor

We went to see an exhibit on photography by Ansel Adams yesterday at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Newport News. He was a pioneer in photography and has captured the beauty of various places -most notably Yosemite National Park which he visited almost every year throughout his life. I read that he believed "place matters, the world around us is a marvel to behold and to respect and to honor." The 48 photographs were selected from the collection of The Turtle Bay Exploration Park, Redding, California. According to the exhibit notes, "It represents about two-thirds of a selection Adams made late in his life to serve as a succinct representation of his life’s work. He himself felt these photographs were his best. Called “The Museum Set,” it reveals the importance Adams placed on the drama and splendor of natural environments."

I post the above photograph as a homage to the master himself. It was taken a few years ago when our backyard was blanketed with a heavy snowfall. The sunrise was so beautiful across the river, over the snow covered trees and chairs on our deck - I am grateful I was there at the right time to capture the beauty.



5 comments:

sanjeev joshi said...

what a lovely photograph and thoughts.The setting of your house also is lovely too!!

meera said...

Thank you! Everyday I am grateful to have been given a chance to look out at the beauty and spendor of nature.

Lorraine Rimmelin said...

I too enjoy Ansel Adams photography. This photo you posted is so lovely, thank you for sharing it with us.

meera said...

Thank you! Ansel Adams photgraphy is truly inspirational!

Michael Anthony said...

Great picture meera thanks for sharing it. I’ll bet Ansel would have loved it!

Michael

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