Vernal Fall
Vernal Fall 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 around 1948 with a 4" x 5" view camera. The hike up the Mist Trail to Vernal Fall is short, accessible, and heavily trafficked. John Muir, in his book "The Yosemite," described the fall: "The Vernal, about a mile below the Nevada, is 400 feet high, a staid, orderly, graceful, easy-going fall, proper and exact in every movement and gesture …it is a favorite with most visitors, doubtless because it is more accessible than any other, more closely approached and better seen and heard. A good stairway ascends the cliff beside it and the level plateau at the head enables one to saunter safely along the edge of the river as it comes from Emerald Pool and to watch its waters, calmly bending over the brow of the precipice, in a sheet eighty feet wide, changing in color from green to purplish gray and white until dashed on a boulder talus." The Mist Trail is notoriously wet -- standing in the rain can be drier. Adams would have faced challenges keeping his equipment dry while capturing this familiar icon of Yosemite .
"Vernal Fall" appeared "Portfolio IV, What Majestic Word," published by the Sierra Club in 1963 and Classic Images, the book based on the Museum Set Collection, a retrospective portfolio of what Adams considered his strongest work. It has also been published in Yosemite and the Range of Light (out of print), Yosemite , and the Portfolios of Ansel Adams.

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5 of 5 Excellent August 12, 2018
Reviewer: Davide Di Tillio from PESCARA, Pescara Italy  

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5 of 5 watercolor June 14, 2018
Reviewer: Valerie Nicholson from Georgetown, KY United States  
Wonderful service.  Well packaged and arrived when scheduled.  Beautiful print, beautifully framed.
Had ordered a print some years from Ansel  as a gift and had wonderful service and product.  They have not changed in their attention to excellence.  This is a gift as well and I am so happy once again.
Many thanks.

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4 of 5 Vernal Fall SE print September 25, 2017
Reviewer: Roger Bennett from Lake Forest, CA United States  
Image is fine, no defects, came packaged safely.

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5 of 5 Great print December 27, 2016
Reviewer: KIMBERLY LOWE from HOBART, IN United States  
The print is gorgeous! It was a gift and my husband loves it. This one coordinates very well with the El Capitan print that we purchased at the Yosemite gallery previously.

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