El Capitan, Ansel Adams & The Zone.


Link Posted 13/01/2015 - 00:22
Whilst I was in the USA over Christmas I stated that I would post some info about my time in the Yosemite area. Well i have been back a week and thought i would post my first update. For many PU members, its old hat, but for new members it might be worth a read? I will be posting images and maps and other info that others may find useful? but here is an original image and a quick B&W conversion.



Link Posted 13/01/2015 - 07:15
That is definitely one of the classic places to be, especially for black and white photography. Ansel Adams has always been one of my favourite photographers and his pictures of Yosemite include some of the iconic images of the 20th Century.

Looking forward to seeing more pictures from you.


Link Posted 13/01/2015 - 07:24
Thanks John. Sadly Fran & I had glorious sunny blue ski's the whole time we were in Yosemite, but the hiking was exellent. I will post some more images when i get around to processing them.

Regards Fletcher8
Last Edited by Fletcher8 on 13/01/2015 - 07:24


Link Posted 13/01/2015 - 10:35
A wonderful area. It must be so difficult to find a new angle on some of Adams' famous views. I understand some people go to enormous lengths to replicate Ansel's shots, working out time of year, time of day, weather conditions, sun position etc. which seems a very strange thing to do. I'd rather take my own pictures, much as, like John, I love his original landscapes.

Your effort is very good and makes a great conversion. Looking forward to the next instalment.
Best wishes,


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Link Posted 13/01/2015 - 18:50
Very nice - I like both

Great place, I don't suppose you could go there, take pictures and not think of Ansell Adams :
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Link Posted 14/01/2015 - 21:55
It does seem to suit the mono doesn't it, surely rather illogically? It is, after all, classic landscape terrain full of yellows, blues, greens ... so colourful, yet the stark contrasty mono works. Very odd!
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