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Moon and Half Dome
Moon and Half Dome 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 at 4:14 the afternoon of December 28, 1960 with a Hasselblad camera and 250mm Zeiss Sonnar lens, releasing the mirror before operating the shutter to minimize vibration. It was one of his last well known photographs. Arguably, this is the definitive photograph of Half Dome and among the most famous images of Yosemite National Park . Belying its later worldwide acclaim, "Moon and Half Dome" debuted for a very personal audience: the first publication of this masterpiece was as the wedding announcement for Adams ' son, Michael, and his daughter-in-law, Jeanne in 1962. In "Examples: The Making of 40 Photographs," Adams recalls making "Moon and Half Dome:" "As soon as I saw the moon coming up by Half Dome I had visualized the image. …I have photographed Half Dome innumerable times, but it is never the same Half Dome, never the same light or the same mood. …Half Dome is a great mountain with endless variations of lighting and sky situations and seasonal characteristics; the many images I have made reflect my varied creative responses to this remarkable granite monolith." "Moon and Half Dome" appears on the cover of "Classic Images," the book based on the Museum Set Collection, a retrospective portfolio of what Adams considered his strongest work. It also appears in "Yosemite”,"Yosemite and the Range of Light (out of print), " Yosemite and the High Sierra," "Examples: The Making of 40 Photographs," "and "Our National Parks."

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Masterpiece July 1, 2017
Reviewer: Lou from Hobe Sound, FL United States  
I have always loved this picture and certainly Ansel Adams did a spectacular job in taking the photograph. The detail is amazing as well as the tonality of the print. What was important to me was the fact that it was made from the original negative and printed in the classic photographic process. Being a photographer I can appreciate the work that went into this print.

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Unsatisfied June 3, 2017
Reviewer: Anonymous Person  
My print arrived quickly but the frame had been broken and the quality of the print was sub standard, it was Terrible. i also ordered a white frame to coordinate with my black and white theme room but received a silver frame. Won't be buying from this website again. -- The Ansel Adams Gallery, We are sorry to hear you are unhappy with this very popular print. We will gladly refund your money if you are dissatisfied. We are puzzled how you ordered a white frame since we have never offered white as an option? So if you would contact us so we know who you are, we will be happy to take this print back as a return.

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Amazing - Deep - Perfect May 9, 2017
Reviewer: Kenzo from CA United States  
I ordered both the special Yosemite photos and the modern replica that had been scanned and there is no comparison. Nothing beats the look of the original process and the  depth of 'color'.

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Stunning Clarity January 14, 2017
Reviewer: John Cain from Tacoma, WA United States  
For the last 25 years I have bought an Ansel Adams calendar. I have several prints as well.Last year I was given 2 photographs from the Yosemite series. This  is my third.

When I compare the contrast and detail to the prints I am astounded.  I regret not purchasing the photographs years ago.  This is my favorite.  His artistry in the dark is pronounced and his eye in the field unquestioned. View it and you will agree.



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Moon and Half Dome December 10, 2016
Reviewer: Leighton Smith from Upland, CA United States  
This is my second purchase from the Gallery, my first from their Yosemite Special Edition collection. The print is stunning! And, customer service was as impeccable as the print itself.

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