Last Friday afternoon, I went to the Museum of Fine Arts to check out the Ansel Adams exhibit. Ansel Adams was one of the most famous black and white nature photographers, and it was pretty amazing to see his work.
The exhibit encompassed a wide range of his work, including photographs from as early as the 1920s, and onto his final works. I enjoyed seeing all different stages of his work. I got to see how the paper quality changed, as well as his techniques and styles. With natural technology advances, his final works were extremely clear and beautifully developed, while his earlier images looked reminiscent of the year he took the pictures--a bit blurry and low contrast, though beautiful still.
Ansel Adams had this innate ability to capture the perfect moment in nature. A moment when the sun casts a perfect shadow over a given mountain top, leaving others shining. I've been told he was known to wait in the natural surroundings for hours at a time, just to get that perfect shot. His dedication is truly admirable.
Now if only I could get into that Photography Intro class next semester...