Ansel Adams (1904-1982) is America's most famous landscape photographer. A native of San Francisco, Adams' life paralleled the growth of America's National Parks system, and in 1940, Adams was hired by the U.S. Department of the Interior to create photographic murals of the national parks. Unfortunately, Adams' Mural Project was cancelled when the U.S. entered World War II. However, Adams managed to create some lasting works of art, including Canyon de Chelly, the Grand Canyon, Grand Teton, and Yellowstone.
I love black and white photography. The absence of color produces an abstract quality to landscapes and focuses the viewer's attention to pure form and composition. I hope you enjoy viewing these scenic landscapes as much as I enjoyed making them.