Sunset over Yosemite Valley with Horsetail Fall
Sunset over Yosemite Valley with Horsetail Fall, by Michael Frye
Original fine art photograph signed and numbered by Michael Frye
Price: $450.00


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  • Original  photograph signed and numbered by Michael Frye
  • Archival pigment photograph
  • Mounted and overmatted with 4-ply archival museum board
  • Original photographs are hand made, and not all sizes are kept in inventory. We will contact you within two business days with an estimated delivery date. Special orders from the photographer may take 4 to 5 weeks for delivery.
  • Prices subject to change as edition sells out
  • Multiple image sizes available (see Print Size options)

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Michael Frye's photographs show a restless creativity in depicting the world of nature, with subject matter ranging from wildlife, to the landscapes of Yosemite Valley, to boldly colorful nighttime images of the American West.

"My 30-year-old dictionary defines photography as “The art or process of producing images of objects upon a photosensitive surface (as film in a camera) by the chemical action of light or other radiant energy.” I’m not sure about “producing images of objects.” I tell students that we don’t photograph objects, we photograph the light reflected off of objects. A great subject with poor light will make a poor photograph; an ordinary subject with great light can make a great photograph.

But I like the part about “radiant energy.” Although I’m sure Webster’s didn’t mean it this way, I think the radiant energy comes mostly from the photographer, or from the interaction between the photographer and his or her subject.

The photographs on this web site encompass two distinct bodies of work, each using very different kinds of light. One group of images was made during the day, using all the wonderful forms and textures of sunlight. The other group was made at night, combining electronic flash and flashlights (often covered with colored filters) with the dim light of the moon and stars. Although the subject matter is similar, the look and feel of the images is very different. I try to use my main tool—light—to create a mood, whether the mood is lyrical, playful, or mysterious. " ~Michael Frye

Michael Frye is a professional photographer specializing in landscapes and nature. He has written numerous magazine articles on the art and technique of photography, and is the author and photographer of The Photographer's Guide to Yosemite and Yosemite Meditations. He was also featured in the book Landscape: The World's Top Photographers. His photographs have been published in over thirty countries around the world; magazine credits include National Wildlife, Outdoor Photographer, American Photo, Sunset, and Texas Highways. Michael lives with his wife Claudia and son Kevin in Mariposa, California, just outside Yosemite National Park. Michael has lived either in or near Yosemite since 1983.

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

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5 of 5 Outstanding Art and Fabulous Service December 16, 2017
Reviewer: Fredric Pierce from Huntington Beach , CA United States  
I purchased a wonderful Yosemite Firefall photo by Michael Frye from the Ansel Adams Gallery and have nothing but praise for both.

The Photo is by far the most spectacular Firefall photo I have ever seen; and there must be a million of them out there. I wish I had the wall space to get a bigger print (I got the smallest one), it is worthy of a large presentation.

I have purchase other artworks from the Ansel Adams Gallery. I bought 2 prints by Tom Killion at the Gallery in Yosemite, and I purchased a modern print of an Ansel Adams photo through the website. All transactions were extremely pleasant and the packaging of shipped items is extremely professional and solid.

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5 of 5 Sunset over Yosemite Valley with Horsetail Falls September 10, 2017
Reviewer: Eric L. Pugh from Torrance, CA United States  
The Ansel Adams Gallery is a great place to obfain wonderful artwork.  My shopping experience was very pleasant.  I definitely plan on revisiting the Gallery to look for additional photographs.  The photograph I purchased is a Surreal Sunset indeed.

Edic Pugh

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5 of 5 Worth the Wait June 3, 2017
Reviewer: SW from Magnolia, TX United States  
It took longer than anticipated (eight weeks) to receive my order but it was well worth the wait.  It was securely packaged and arrived in excellent condition.  The shipping department at the gallery kept me informed  throughout the order process.  

We love the piece and appreciate the descriptive notes from Michael Frye.  Since they were permanently affixed to the mount board, I made a copy to attach to the back of the framing so we could reference them.

This is a welcomed addition to our collection from the Ansel Adams Gallery.

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5 of 5 A Wonderful Purchasing Experience June 2, 2017
Reviewer: Ted Apodaca from Andover, MA United States  
My most recent experience buying a limited edition photograph from the Ansel Adams Gallery was among the best I've ever had with a gallery. A "hiccup" caused by me in the original transaction had voided my initial purchase of Michel's great photo. When I contacted the Gallery to attempt to reverse that I was most fortunate to reach Wendy Reynolds of the Gallery who went out of her way to help me. And only thanks to her great help, Michael's  photo is now in our collection. Every experience I've had with the Gallery has been professional, fun and successful. I will continue to be a loyal and happy customer and encourage you to also do so.
Ted Apodaca

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5 of 5 Beautiful Work of Art May 21, 2017
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Tucson, AZ United States  
This is my second purchase from the Gallery and am very pleased with both of them.

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