Mt. Ansel Adams, Lyell Fork
Mt. Ansel Adams, Lyell Fork 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 with a 3 1/4" x 4 1/4" Zeiss Jewel view camera. Precisely when he made the image is debatable; some evidence points to 1943, but it may have been on a pack trip in September 1938 with Georgia O'Keeffe and David McAlpin.
The Lyell Fork of the Merced River with its high, remote peaks and sapphire necklace of lakes was among Adams' favorite areas in Yosemite . In 1934, he led a Sierra Club outing to the Lyell Fork and the group climbed the then unnamed peak Adams called the Tower in Lyell Fork. Around the campfire that evening, the group agreed that the peak should bear Adams ' name. However, the U.S. Geological Survey does not permit naming features for living individuals, so the peak did not officially become Mt. Ansel Adams until 1985, a year and one day after his death.
The peak is not the only place name in the Sierra Nevada honoring Adams . After his death, the California Wilderness Act championed by California Senators Alan Cranston and Pete Wilson enlarged the Minarets Wilderness Area to its present 231,005-acre size and renamed it the Ansel Adams Wilderness Area. The act protected the core of the high sierra that Adams so loved, establishing the contiguous wilderness areas of Kings Canyon , John Muir, Yosemite , and Ansel Adams.
"Mt. Ansel Adams" appears in Yosemite, Our National Parks, and Yosemite and the Range of Light .

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5 of 5 Mt. Ansel Adams, Lyell Fork January 26, 2016
Reviewer: Patricia Turi from Stony Creek, NY United States  
Also, love......just was disappointed to find  a substantial sale on these shortly after I ordered. Wishing I could have saved. thanks though.

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5 of 5 Yosemite Special Edition Photograph November 23, 2010
Reviewer: Scott Wolfe from San Antonio, TX USA  
Another example of tremendous craftmanship.
Nice contrast between creek, meadow, trees, and mountains.
From my point of view, the photos from this Special Edition are a great value and as close to a true original as most of us can afford.

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