Bridalveil Fall
Bridalveil Fall by Ansel Adams
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Announcement: The Ansel Adams Gallery will donate ten percent of every Bridalveil Fall Modern Replica purchased to the Yosemite Conservancy Bridalveil Fall Restoration Fund for the expected three-year duration of the project. Join us in this conservation effort!

This beautiful Modern Replica is made using the very latest digital technologies to produce the finest reproduction. Each one is individually produced and inspected, assembled using museum quality materials, and designed to provide a most elegant presentation.

  • Image Date: 1927
  • Print Type: Modern Replica
  • Nominal Image Size: 10"x8" to 38"x30" (Note: Sizes are approximate and vary slightly from print to print)
  • Image Preparation Time: Please allow 2 to 3 business days for assembly, plus shipping
  • Technical information on Ansel Adams Modern Replicas

Price: $129.00

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About this image
Ansel Adams made this image with a 6 1/2" x 8 1/2" Korona view camera and a glass plate negative around 1927. The image captures Yosemite 's majestic Bridalveil Fall, including the curling mist that inspired its Native American name pohono , meaning “puff of wind.” The fall looms large in family lore: in 1901, Harry and Anne Best, the parents of Ansel's wife Virginia, were married at its base.

"Bridalveil Fall" is emblematic of the images Adams made during the late 1920s, a critical development period in his career. During this time, he asserted control of the photographic process by accentuating and minimizing different aspects of his images, a process he called visualization.

Adams discussed visualization in "Modern Photography 1934-35: The Studio Annual of Camera Art," writing that before exposing the negative, "The photographer visualizes his conception of the subject as present in the final print."

His friend Francis Farquhar described Adams ' brilliance at visualization in a 1931 article for Touring Topics:
"It is the artist's genius which enables him to perceive at once the arrangement of masses, the flow of lines, and the texture of surfaces in the object of vision, whether it be a mountain, a landscape, a building, a cloud, a tree, a human form or face, or anything whatsoever."

Adams emerged from the 1920s with a new vision of his role as an artist and abandoned his ambition to become a concert pianist.

"Bridalveil Fall" appeared in Sierra Nevada: the John Muir Trail , Yosemite and the Range of Light , (out of print), Yosemite and the High Sierra , Yosemite , and "Classic Images," the book based on the Museum Set, a retrospective portfolio of what Adams considered his strongest work.


Image Size*
Unframed PriceFramed Price
8 x 10" $129 $239
11 x 14"
16 x 20"
20 x 24"
24 x 30"
30 x 38"
* image sizes are nominal sizes, there will be slight variation in size among each image as the aspect ratio of each image is set to match the original source image that Ansel Adams produced.

How this print is produced

Each Modern Replica is individually produced and inspected, and matched to a master proof. It is dry mounted on smaller sizes to an acid-free backer and overmatted with 8-ply museum rag board. The image and paper is estimated to resist fading or deterioration for over 180 years. The overmat, custom selected and cut to the image, has a generous border to create a powerful effect. Framing options have been carefully selected by our experienced staff to make the most beautiful presentation possible.

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5 of 5 third purchase July 13, 2019
Reviewer: Kristin H. from Chicago, IL United States  
Every time I order from you (twice as gifts, once for myself), the process is smooth and easy.  And the quality is always excellent!  Thank you!

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5 of 5 Excellent Service April 19, 2019
Reviewer: Bonnie Edwards-Sides from CARMICHAEL, CA United States  
I’ve mad a couple of online purchases and had questions both times. Responses have been prompt and helpful. I purchased this item as a gist and have not taken it out of its wrapping but through the bubble wrap it looks as expected.

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5 of 5 Bridalveil Fall April 8, 2019
Reviewer: Donna from CORONA, CA United States  
Absolutely Breathtaking!!!!
Transports me to a very special spot and place that is part of many wonderful memories of my youth.

Wonderful Gallery and support team.  Thank you!

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