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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5 of 5 October 12, 2019
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5 of 5 A great photograph by a great artist September 22, 2019
Reviewer: Andrew Morse from MORNINGTON, Victoria Australia  
What a truly gifted artist Adams was and we are so fortunate to still enjoy his legacy. The photograph is truly amazing and all I hoped it would be - I hope this will be the first of many that I can add to my collection.

The service from the Gallery was first rate - the photograph arrived within 4 days very securely wrapped for International Post.  Postage to Australia is very expensive for such items but understandably so and is a price I'm willing to pay.

I look forward to receiving it from my preferred professional framers here in Mornington so that I can enjoy it for many years.

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5 of 5 Stunning photo July 13, 2019
Reviewer: Alexandra Hosking from Grosse Pointe Farms, MI United States  
The print I purchased was absolutely gorgeous. I appreciated that it came matted and included instructions for framing.

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5 of 5 Excellent delivery, packing and framing/ picture June 2, 2019
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from MAryland United States  
Excellent delivery, packing and framing/ picture

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5 of 5 Very satisfied April 13, 2019
Reviewer: Michael Obarski from Pasadena, CA United States  
The print is beautiful!  The shipping was quick, efficient, and well packed.
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