this image was taken in 1958 in northern New Mexico by Ansel Adams.
What do you see in this image?
Because that’s making the difference between a normal eye and a photographer’s eye.
If you see a white line of trees and while visiting an exhibition not worthing more than 3 secs of your time, the first category I’ve been talking about is right for you. Nothing offensive it’s just the way it works.
Because I’m sick enough that I could stay in front of a print of this image for hours. If there’s a chair in front of it at the exhibition I can really stay there till they push me out. And this is not one of the most important images by Ansel Adams.
Because I see the light, the dark, the contrast, the definition, the shadows, the greys. the exposure, the tones and much more. And when I believe I did all the list I still see the passion and the inspiration. I want to know what inspired this shot, I want to know what kind of music Adams was listening while inspired and I push myself further searching and searching around his biography.
At the end when I’m done, I still think what camera he was using and how diffiuclt would have been to take this shot. I think at the time in the darkroom and the different choices to get this result and if you’ve ever been printing in a darkroom you know what I mean.
Right after this long sickness research starting from my eyes going straight to my mind I can tell you, they send me out from the exhibition because it’s time to close.
But, this is what I see in this image.
I know I’m probably sick about this matter, but that is the way I am and I know I can’t change because I don’t wanna change.
So, thanks for asking about this matter, and NEVER EVER come to an exhibition with me.