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NOTE:  This is one of 3 Black and White prints of Yosemite offered in matching sizes and finishes that look very nice when displayed together.  The other two are "Walking in Majesty - El Capitan" and "Vernal Falls Rainbow".

 

In 2016 I decided to take a trip to Yosemite with my dad.  He and I don't live particularly close to eachother and consequently don't necessarily get to visit terribly often.  Plus, he had just hard a bit of a health scare, so the time seemed right to take a few days to visit with dad.

 

There is another aspect to this story though.  I happen to have an Ansel Adams photograph hanging in my living room of "Monolith, the Face of Half Dome".  I love that photograph.  Every time I look at it I am transported to the Yosemite Valley.  But, I am also transported to my grandparents living room where this particular image had hung for years.  They purchased the print from Ansel Adams in the early 1930's and they gave it to me when I started my professional career in photography.  I had always wanted to take it back to where it started life and see if the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite Valley could tell me anyting about it.

 

These two things combined seemed like the perfect excuse for a road trip to Yosemite.

 

Dad and I spent several days enjoying the views from all up and down the valley.  I captured this particular image from a bridge that crosses the Merced River, just south and west of Yosemite Village.  I had just had a lovely conversation with a gentleman who had worked for Rangefinder Magazine for may years and I was turning to walk off the bridge when something about the lighting and clouds caught my eye and I decided to take a few more photos.  When I turned the camera from horizontal to vertical, the reflections and darkness of the water gave the image that much more "depth" and the composition came together.

 

I often find that time spent talking with a complete stranger is time well spent.  The inevitable sharing of perspectives often opens ones mind to new ways of thinking.

 

Capture Date:  February 15, 2016

 

Currently offering "standard edition" print number 3

"Merced River and Yosemite Falls" (Signed • Numbered • Limited Edition)

$117.00Price
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  • NOTE:  This is one of 3 Black and White prints of Yosemite offered in matching sizes and finishes that look very nice when displayed together.  The other two are "Walking in Majesty - El Capitan" and "Vernal Falls Rainbow".

     

    In 2016 I decided to take a trip to Yosemite with my dad.  He and I don't live particularly close to eachother and consequently don't necessarily get to visit terribly often.  Plus, he had just hard a bit of a health scare, so the time seemed right to take a few days to visit with dad.

     

    There is another aspect to this story though.  I happen to have an Ansel Adams photograph hanging in my living room of "Monolith, the Face of Half Dome".  I love that photograph.  Every time I look at it I am transported to the Yosemite Valley.  But, I am also transported to my grandparents living room where this particular image had hung for years.  They purchased the print from Ansel Adams in the early 1930's and they gave it to me when I started my professional career in photography.  I had always wanted to take it back to where it started life and see if the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite Valley could tell me anyting about it.

     

    These two things combined seemed like the perfect excuse for a road trip to Yosemite.

     

    Dad and I spent several days enjoying the views from all up and down the valley.  I captured this particular image from a bridge that crosses the Merced River, just south and west of Yosemite Village.  I had just had a lovely conversation with a gentleman who had worked for Rangefinder Magazine for may years and I was turning to walk off the bridge when something about the lighting and clouds caught my eye and I decided to take a few more photos.  When I turned the camera from horizontal to vertical, the reflections and darkness of the water gave the image that much more "depth" and the composition came together.

     

    I often find that time spent talking with a complete stranger is time well spent.  The inevitable sharing of perspectives often opens ones mind to new ways of thinking.

     

    Capture Date:  February 15, 2016

     

    Currently offering "standard edition" print number 3