I would never apologize for photographing rocks. Rocks can be very beautiful. But, yes, people have asked why I don’t put people into my pictures of the natural scene. I respond, “There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.” That usually doesn’t go over at all.
– Ansel Adams
Always empathizing with both the viewer and the scene, Ansel was a remarkable artist, craftsman, professional, and human being. Paying homage to you and wishing you a Happy Birthday.
Photo Credits: Chaco Cliffs by Susan J. Preston, Bosque del Apache, NM © 2020, all rights reserved
Technical: Fuji XT-2 | XF 16-55mm F2.8 R LM WR
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Whatever calls to you now. Whatever sings for your attention or knocks on your door, turn toward it. Run with wings flapping pulling the light within you forward….
What gateways to awareness are emerging in this moment? Where do you sense suffering? Where are the thresholds of beauty and wonder?
You cannot protect the environment unless you empower people, you inform them…