Monolith, The Face of Half Dome
Monolith, Face of Half Dome by Ansel Adams
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This beautiful Modern Replica is made using the very latest digital technologies to produce the finest reproduction.
  • Image Date: 1927
  • Print Type: Modern Replica
  • Nominal Image Size: 8"x10" to 30"x38" (Note: Sizes are approximate and vary slightly from print to print)
  • Image Preparation Time: Please allow 2 to 3 business days for assembly, plus shipping
  • Technical information on Ansel Adams Modern Replicas included
Price: $129.00


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About Monolith, the Face of Half Dome (from Ansel Adams: 400 Photographs)

At the age of 14, Adams first recorded the Yosemite monolith known as Half Dome, with his Kodak Box Brownie. Eleven years later he made this image with a view camera and a glass plate negative.

On an April morning in 1927, Adams undertook a difficult four-thousand-foot climb through heavy snow to the granite outcropping known as the Diving Board, where he set up his 6 1/2 x 8 1/2-inch view camera, inserted a glass plate, and waited for the light to fall directly on the sheer granite cliff. He made one exposure with a yellow filter. Then it occurred to him that if he used a dark red filter, both sky and cliff would register darker in the finished print than in the actual scene. He changed to the red filter, with this dramatic result. He described this episode as his first “visualization” — his attempt to express the emotional and aesthetic feelings he felt at the time he made the photograph. Adams considered it a seminal moment in his development as a photographer.

Each Modern Replica is individually produced and inspected, and matched to a master proof. It is dry-mounted on smaller sizes to an acid-free backer and overmatted with 8-ply museum rag board. The image and paper is estimated to resist fading or deterioration for over 180 years. The overmat, custom selected and cut to the image, has a generous border to create a powerful effect. Framing options have been carefully selected by our experienced staff to make the most beautiful presentation possible.

Size Chart
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Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 8 Write a review.

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1 of 5 pre-information December 23, 2019
Reviewer: pietro sella from biella, Piemonte Italy  
I ordered a ship to Italy
unexpectedly I had to pay a  VTA 22% tax  on the value of the print and the shipment  (this information would have been better described in the web site)
your shipmente agent UPS (very expensive!) provided a very poor custom experience and I'm still convinced that  the amount they should have  considered for VTA would have to be only the print and not the shipment itself.
the final amount I had to pay  (shipment+VTA) was  at the end very close to the double of the print price!  
the entire process required  much more days than expected THE ANSEL ADAMS GALLERY - Sorry about that, but we do state on our checkout page very clearly "NOTE FOR INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENTS: The Ansel Adams Gallery is NOT responsible for duties, tariffs, brokerage fees nor individual country import rules and regulations. International Customers, please be aware of your country's regulations." We truly have no control over how Italian Customs determines their VTA.

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5 of 5 service and product quality December 20, 2019
Reviewer: Kenneth Christensen from Asheville, NC United States  
There's no point reviewing the image, AA after all. Monlith, for crying out loud.
Service: excellent.
Product quality: excellent.
Packing: outlandishly thorough.
Wouldn't hesitate to recommend AA Gallery.

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5 of 5 Great service October 20, 2019
Reviewer: AY from San Diego, CA United States  
Yes, the replica prints are pricey. But they look great and are framed and shipped flawlessly.  The customer service is great, as they readily responded to my questions and made sure the print shipped at a convenient time for me. Thanks!

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5 of 5 Fabulous Image October 7, 2019
Reviewer: Arnold Gartner from Bloomfield Hills, MI United States  
My home is full os Ansel's Images.  I studied with him at Yosemite in 1981 and every day his images stir my soul and remind of our time together

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5 of 5 October 29, 2018
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from SF, CA United States  
So very pleased with how easy and accessible these great images are.

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