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El Capitan

Ansel Adams Exclusives

  • Yosemite Special Edition Photographs are hand-crafted gelatin silver photograph from Ansel’s original negative
  • Image Size: Approximately 8x10 inches
  • Expertly mounted and matted to 14x17 inches with professional framing available
  • Prints priced from $325 to $650
$450.00
Framing
Professionally Framed in metal or wood, with museum quality foam core and signature embossed mat. Tru-Vue Premium Clear® Acrylic is shatter resistant to protect from injury and breakage.
Professionally Framed in metal or wood, with museum quality foam core and signature embossed mat. Tru-Vue **Optimum **Museum Acrylic® blocks 99% of UV rays, anti-reflective and shatter resistant.
Professionally Mounted and Matted using acid-free foam core and 4-ply museum quality acid-free rag board, signature embossed mat.
Frame Color
White Wood
Black Wood
German Silver Metal
Matte Black Metal
Premium Gray Welded Frame
No Color

Overview

Of all the American landscapes that Ansel Adams immortalized through his images, Yosemite was the most deeply personal. In Yosemite he discovered his spiritual home and built his family. He first visited the Park in 1916 and he returned every year thereafter, meeting his wife there and then raising his family within Yosemite's splendor. Ansel hoped his images would inspire park visitors to become activists for Yosemite's preservation, instilled with a deeper connection to the natural world and desire to protect it. With that as his main goal, Ansel conceived this series of Yosemite Special Edition Photographs in the late 1950s. With images of Half Dome, Lake Tenaya, Merced River and more, he invited everyone to be of part of his 'art as activism" by pricing the prints at an affordable cost. We honor that intention today, offering these stunning silver prints to all who wish to express their love for Yosemite and desire to protect it as a natural wonder.

Today, with America’s wild spaces increasingly under threat, Ansel’s vision for the Special Edition Photographs remains as relevant as ever.

Yosemite Special Edition Photographs are the closest photographic reproductions to Ansel’s original masterpieces, painstakingly handcrafted from his negatives by former assistant Alan Ross. Alan Ross worked under Ansel’s direct observation from 1975 until 1984, and has been producing the series in accordance to Ansel's instructions ever since. Each silver photograph shimmers with brilliance, with richly perfected black and white tones. From a selection of 29 stunning images of Yosemite, each photograph is printed in 8x10 inches and authorized by the Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust. With professional framing available, this collection ranges in price from $325 (mounted and matted) to $650 (framed).

We invite you to stand with Ansel in his commitment to honoring and cherishing the unparalleled beauty of Yosemite by showcasing an Ansel Adams Yosemite Special Edition Photograph. As an owner of a Special Edition Photograph, you too can share Ansel's vision, inspiring others to preserve and protect Yosemite for years to come.

Technical Information on Yosemite Special Edition Photographs

About this Image

Ansel Adams made this image around 1952 with an 8" x 10" view camera. El Capitan is the largest exposed granite face in the world, drawing climbers from around the globe. Thanks to Adams' work, it's also a magnet for photographers and this image has long been a favorite of the Adams family. During his career, he took many images of El Capitan's dramatic face, notably one of his first known photographs taken in 1916 on his first trip to Yosemite . Using a Kodak #1 Box Brownie, he offered an early hint at the visualization that would later become his hallmark, framing the pale granite face with leafy trees in the foreground to downplay the overwhelming size of El Capitan. After that early photograph, Ansel Adams returned to El Capitan over and again photographing it in every time, season, and light he could. This version appears in Yosemite .

    Framing Details

    Yosemite Special Edition Photograph Framing Details

    Frame your Special Edition Photograph and receive it ready to hang and designed to stand the test of time. Our Gallery makes framing easy, offering competitive prices, speed and convenience. Every frame is professionally built by our team of expert craftspeople using the highest-quality materials (wood or metal moulding, acid-free mats and foam core, and optional acrylic with 99% UV protection). Our turnaround time is fast—usually 2-3 business days to create your piece— and then we ship your finished work of art to your door.

    Standard vs Museum Acrylic
    Premium Gray Welded Frame
    Wood Frame
    Metal Frames

    Standard vs Museum Acrylic

    We use Tru-Vue Picture Framing Acrylic (plexiglass) on all of our prints. Acrylic is strong, shatter-resistant and abrasion-resistant. When shipping your artwork, acrylic vastly safer than glass.

    Our Standard Acrylic is Tru-Vue Premium Clear Acrylic. This is high-quality framing-grade clear acrylic that provides safety and security from injury and breakage. This acrylic blocks 66% of UV rays.

    Our Museum Acrylic is Tru-Vue Optium Museum Acrylic®. This is virtually invisible, yet provides the ultimate protection for your artwork. It is the highest-quality acrylic available and is used by the world’s most renowned museums. This acrylic provides 99% UV protection. Is anti-reflective, abrasion and shatter-resistant.

    Premium Gray Welded Frame (formerly known as “Custom Gray Frame”)

    Made exclusively for our gallery. This closed-corner welded aluminum frame is custom-made for The Ansel Adams Gallery in Ansel’s Zone VII gray. This is our preferred frame for Yosemite Special Edition Photographs. This frame features a ⅜” face and is painted to be a flat gray zone VII finish.

    custom gray frame

    Frame Dimensions

    11158000

    Wood Frames

    Our wood frames are premium quality solid wood, contemporary style frames with a flat face. Offered in White and Black Colors

    Wood Frames

    Frame Dimensions
    For Yosemite Special Edition Photographs is  ⅞” face moulding

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    Standard Metal Frames

    Our metal frames are Nielsen with a ⅜” face . Sleek, clean, contemporary frames available in German Silver and Matte Black colors.

    Metal Frames

    Frame Dimensions

    Metal dims

       

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