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Cathedral Peak and Lake
Cathedral Peak and Lake by Ansel Adams


 
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This beautiful black and white photograph is hand made from Ansel Adams' original negative, and available exclusively from the family-owned Ansel Adams Gallery. This is as close to an Ansel Adams original photograph as most people can purchase, and it is spectacular
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Ansel Adams made this image in 1938 during an outing with friends, notably Georgia O'Keeffe and David McAlpin, in the Yosemite backcountry with a 3" x 4" camera. Though the granite bowl and soaring peak are classic archetypes of the remote high sierra, Cathedral Lake lies only four miles from an easily accessible trailhead at Tuolomne Meadows.

As was Adams' habit, he meticulously noted the exposure and developing of “ Cathedral Peak and Lake ,” but did not record the date. Adams remarks on his habit in "Examples, The Making of 40 Photographs:"

"Because of my unfortunate disregard for the dates of my negatives I have caused considerable dismay among photographic historians, students, and museums -- to say nothing of the trouble it has caused me."

Adams made a portfolio of the outing for each member of the outing, the inclusion of this photograph means that it was made no later than 1938. It may have been made earlier, as Ansel would sometimes include strong photographs of the areas a group visited, particularly if conditions were not so good during the trip.

" Cathedral Peak and Lake " appeared "Portfolio IV, What Majestic Word," published by the Sierra Club in 1963 with an inaccurate 1960 date stamp. The image also appears in Yosemite and The Portfolios of Ansel Adams

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Cathedral Peak and Lake SE print September 23, 2017
Reviewer: Roger Bennett from Lake Forest, CA United States  
Image is fine, no defects, came packaged safely.

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Cathedral Peak and Lake April 12, 2017
Reviewer: DEBORAH BROWN from Indianapolis, IN United States  
I received exceptional service when I ordered a Yosemite Special Edition photograph as a wedding gift for my son.  I had concerns about a delivery before they left for a trip.  I received emails immediately acknowledging that they would track the package, retrieve it if necessary, insure it, and keep me informed.  I was very impressed.  My son and daughter-in-law love the print ! (It is where they climbed on their honeymoon.) Thank you for making this a great experience, which of course I expected nothing less from such a great gallery.  :) THE ANSEL ADAMS GALLERY: Thank you for you kind response. We appreciate knowing this print was for a very special gift and are happy to make sure all the details work out. Thank you for reaching out to let us know your concerns and timetable.

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Great Service December 3, 2016
Reviewer: Alan from Colville, WA United States  
Could not be happier with service and packaging of the picture.  And of coarse, a Beautiful Picture, of a Beautiful Mountain that I climbed in the 70's.  It sure takes me back to the Good Old days.

Thank You Ansel for taking such a wonderful photo.

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Cathedral Peak and Lake January 26, 2016
Reviewer: Patricia Turi from Stony Creek, NY United States  
I love it!

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Yosemite Special Edition Photograph November 23, 2010
Reviewer: Scott Wolfe from San Antonio, TX USA  
Couldn't be happier with the quality of the photo as well as the craftmanship.
Tremendous clarity and detail throughout depth of photo. Great tones.
Exceeded my expectations.

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