Posts Tagged 'Ansel Adams'

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/26/15

English: Close-up of leaves, from directly abo...

English: Close-up of leaves, from directly above, “In Glacier National Park,” Montana; From the series Ansel Adams Photographs of National Parks and Monuments, compiled 1941 – 1942, documenting the period ca. 1933 – 1942. Español: Hojas en primer plano En el Parque Nacional Glacier (1942) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs.  When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”   —   Ansel Adams

English: Ansel Adams The Tetons and the Snake ...

English: Ansel Adams The Tetons and the Snake River (1942) Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. National Archives and Records Administration, Records of the National Park Service. (79-AAG-1) Français : Ansel Adams. Les Grands Tetons et la rivière Snake (1942). Parc National des Grands Tetons, Wyoming. Archives Nationales des USA, Archives du service des parcs nationaux. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

(An amazing artist.  Simple praise is enough.  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

Cryptoquote Spoiler – 01/19/12

An example of trick photography. All the "...

Image via Wikipedia

Not everybody trusts paintings, but people believe photographs.”   —   Ansel Adams

(Ahh!  The relative innocence of a new technology/art form.  Old Ansel was – after all is said and done – a commercial artist.  He must have made this statement without the idea of trick photography and special/optical effects.  With green-screen and computer programs they can make anything seem real.  Governments rely on the majority of their people adhering to the old adage:  Seeing is believing.  In reality, the only things we can truly believe – beyond a shadow of a doubt – are things that we see live, and not on film or video.  If you never saw it, I highly recommend watching the 1997 feature film Wag the Dog.  It’s got a great cast, it’s a good story, and it shows what governments can do when they want to frame a story.  Be well, do good . . . and take everything you think you’re seeing with a grain of salt, friends.)   —   YUR

Sunday Cryptoquote Spoiler – 08/01/10

In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.”   — Ansel Adams

(. . . as long as you keep your eyes, ears and mind open.)   — YUR

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