Spring Rain, Yosemite

Alan Ross

Original Gelatin Silver Photograph by Alan Ross

Signed and numbered by artist

Mounted and overmatted with 4-ply archival museum board

Available in multiple print sizes


About Artist

Alan Ross is an internationally respected master photographer and educator who expresses his unique vision with a combination of traditional photographic craftsmanship and today’s technology. His tonally exquisite photographs take the viewer from the grandeur of the American West to the changing faces of China to abstractions created by the relationship of objects both natural and man-made. Each image is a pure visual and emotional response to subject matter executed with an exacting eye and superior technical skill.

Alan honed his vision and technique while working side-by-side with Ansel Adams as his fulltime photographic assistant and was integrally involved with Adams’ books, teaching in Yosemite and production of fine prints. Alan was personally selected by Adams to be the exclusive printer of the Ansel Adams Special Edition Photographs of Yosemite negatives, an assignment he has enjoyed for over 40 years.

In 1979, Alan left Carmel to open a commercial photography studio in San Francisco., where he enjoyed working on projects ranging from world-wide campaigns for the Bank of America to landscape murals for the National Park Service.

He relocated to Santa Fe in 1993 and enjoys pursuing his art, teaching, writing articles and blogs, and traveling the globe speaking about his years with Ansel Adams and the impact that had on his own work.

Alan is also a consummate and dedicated photographic educator who shares his vast knowledge of the art and craft of fine art photography, inspiring professionals and amateurs alike as they work to realize and refine their photographic voice.

His photography hangs in collections, galleries and museums around the world, including the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Huntington Library and the Center for Creative Photography.

Story Behind the Image

Nine days after Ansel passed away, I made a sort of pilgrimage up to Yosemite. I wanted to "just be" in a place that held so many memories of my mentor and friend of the last 11 years, and to contemplate his loss. About the time I reached the Park, it had started to rain. By the time I reached the Valley, it was really beginning to pour. I drove up to Inspiration Point, and, rain or not, I was surprised to find I had the whole magnificent view to myself. El Capitan and Cathedral Rocks were fading in and out of the mist, and I couldn't resist getting my 8x10 camera out and ready, just in case. It just felt like Ansel had set it all up for me. Fortunately, there was no wind, and I was able to record what I knew in my heart would be one of my favorite images. I gave the first print to Ansel's widow and a woman who so often felt like my "other mother," Virginia Adams.

Edition Information

Alan Ross hand prints his images on fiber-based gelatin-silver photographic paper, which is then archivally corner-mounted in a 4-ply museum board presentation mat. Each is signed and numbered on the front of the print; stamped and titled on the back of the print and mount. Ross limits the number of prints to 100 per image regardless of size. A few images are in editions of 150. Prices increase as certain thresholds are reached.

Print Size

Mat Size

Tier 1

Tier 2

Tier 3

Tier 4

Tier 5




































Due to timing and demand, images may shift into subsequent tiers without notice. We will contact you and confirm the purchase should this occur.

Tier 1

All images not listed below

Tier 2

Aspen, Ouray Colorado

Dusk, Alabama Hills

Triangle Rock, Alabama Hills

Golden Gate Bridge, at Night

Moon and Clouds, Banff National Park

Ansel and Virginia Adams at Home (available 11x11 or smaller)

Tier 3

Gates of the Valley, Yosemite National Park

Ansel Adams and Imogen Cunningham, Carmel (available 16x20 or smaller)

Golden Gate Bridge, North Tower and Rocks

Nude/Face (available 16x20 or smaller)

Tier 4

Spring Rain

Light Storm

Cabin, Grand Tetons

Rocks and Mist, Otter Cove

Tier 5

Farm and Clouds*

Tier Market Pricing (subject to change as the market dictates)

Bridalveil Fall in Storm*

Onion * (available 11x14 or smaller only)

* edition of 150

Prices and availability subject to change without notice.

Ordering Information

Original photographs are hand-made, and not all sizes are kept in inventory.
Special orders from the photographer may take 4 to 6 weeks for delivery.

Please contact us at if you have any questions about shipping and delivery.



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