Yesterday was Ansel Adams birthday - he was born in 1902. I was not.... just clearing that up for you ...
I have long admired his work, and abilities. When I was a kid I would load the Black and White film into my Dad's 35mm Minolta (a star camera!) and trek out into the backyard to find a Yosemite of my own. I had fun, I had indulgent parents.
I do not claim to be another Ansel Adams - I do claim to be inspired by his work. I am also VERY grateful for digital cameras. Sometimes he could only take 5 photos in one trip - as he had to carry the glass to create the photos - AND he sat still. I have been known to take 500 photos in less than a mile. ( thank goodness for delete!) AND I have been known to NOT sit still... I am working on that tho..
Here are some photos from my most recent ventures in Colorado:
Do you ever wonder what has happened to make a tree look like this? We were thinking dinosaurs.
I love leaves - they reflect the sun so differently.
The kids wanted to climb this one - I am not real sure how that would work...