Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Perfect Shape

Ball, originally uploaded by keegan.adriance.
This is a random find on Flickr. I just thought this was an awesome photo and had to share Keegan's beautiful work. Keegan is "an art major at Spring Arbor University w/graphic design &  photography concentration." Go to his flickr and his blog Popular Mechanics for Lovers to see more cool stuff~

Ansel Adams In Color

I saw this being advertised at the Barnes and Noble website this morning and had to share a little bit of  photographic history.

Ansel Easton Adams (February 20, 1902 – April 22, 1984) was an American photographer and environmentalist, best known for his black-and-white photographs of the American West, especially in Yosemite National Park. One of his most famous photographs was Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico.(Wikipedia)
You can find "The Key to a photograph from Ansel Adams" footage at Silber Studios. This is from the
Ansel Adams Gallery. 

 Found at Time Photos

Monument Valley, Utah, 1950
"Color, physically or psychologically considered, is extremely complex. While we have good reason to believe all persons with normal vision see colors the same way, the significance of colors may vary with each individual."

"At one with the power of the American landscape, and renowned for the patient skill and timeless beauty of his work, photographer Ansel Adams has been a visionary in his efforts to preserve this country's wild and scenic areas, both on film and on Earth. Drawn to the beauty of nature's monuments, he is regarded by environmentalists as a monument himself, and by photographers as a national institution. It is through his foresight and fortitude that so much of America has been saved for future Americans."
President James E. Carter
Presenting Ansel Adams with the Presidential Medal of Freedom
 Discover more of Ansel Adams at the Ansel Adams Gallery.