Yosemite Valley Winter
Yosemite Valley Winter 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.
Price: $325.00


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Ansel Adams made this image around 1959 with an 8" x 10" view camera.
The image was once used in a commercial job, as he recalls in "Ansel
Adams: An Autobiography:"

“In 1969, for one of my last commercial jobs, I selected a photograph,
"Yosemite Valley , Winter"…for reproduction on a Hills Brothers coffee
can. The idea was to produce something of lasting attractiveness after
the original contents of the can had been consumed…Potentially corny:
actually reasonable. There were thousands of three-pound cans filled
with coffee sold nationwide in grocery stores for $2.35 each."

When she saw the coffee cans, reliably acerbic Imogen Cunningham
criticized him for selling out. Cunningham had shown her work alongside
Adams and Edward Weston in the 1932 Group f/64 Exhibition at the M.H. de
Young Memorial Museum in San Francisco . To make her point, she had a
friend deliver one of the cans filled with manure complete with a
sprouting marijuana plant dubbing it a "pot in a pot."

Ansel Adams took the ribbing well, saying:

"I enjoyed Imogen's joke, but when my good friend and fellow
photographer Henry Gilpin, then deputy sheriff of Monterey County ,
dropped by and spotted the plant he quietly suggested that I destroy it.
I did.”

In addition to being 'published' on the coffee can, it is on the cover
of Yosemite and the High Sierra.

Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 7 Write a review.

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5 of 5 Memories of my Father December 16, 2019
Reviewer: Kenneth Ryan from San Francisco, CA United States  
Every year we would stake out a spot for our Little Caesar Trailer on the Merced in  the Lower River Campground during our Easter vacation.  Dad returned many times over his 79 years with camera in hand chronicling it all.  The early trips were all about us playing in the Valley accessible by car.  As we got older and grew stronger, our exploration went vertical as we walked up the many trails from the valley floor.  As our lives took us in different directions, he continued his trips solo and explored nature both giant and minuscule.   This photo carries me back to these memories.  My heart is warm as I think about our entire family returning to the Valley in August of 2024 to celebrate what would be his 100th birthday.

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5 of 5 Amazing print November 9, 2019
Reviewer: Paul Hogan from Royal Oak, MI United States  
The print is excellent and true to the original that Ansel would have printed.  Alan Ross is an incredibly skilled photographer and printer in his own right.  As a traditional silver print, it practically glows on my wall and I'm extremely pleased to have it.  This wont be my last special edition.  I ordered this framed with grey metal.  The gallery uses high quality Nielson frames which I was also glad to see.  Looks great.

This also came with the book, Ansel Adams' Yosemite: The Special Edition Prints.  The prints in the book are done very well and I've enjoyed going through it.  Of course, you wont mistake the prints for silver, but still, it's well worth it.

Packaging was practically bulletproof, which I appreciate.  Everything arrived safely.  Thank you!

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5 of 5 Stunning December 23, 2018
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Columbia, PA United States  
The quality of this print is amazing...the image is truly stunning!

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5 of 5 My first purchased product December 7, 2017
Reviewer: manuel cicchetti from milano, Milano Italy  
Good description of the product: clear and sharp  on the site. I received it in Italy in 10 days, without any problem . If you loved Ansel Adams work  i’m quite sure that you find what you want on the site .

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5 of 5 November 16, 2017
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Regina, SK Canada  
Although it wasn't printed or signed by Ansel, it does represent his vision. I deliberately chose this image because of its history as an image Ansel commercially licensed to Hills Bros. and its depiction of Yosemite Valley. I may have to find one of the original coffee cans to sit near the print.


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