Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/08/02

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Would Ansel Adams shoot Leica
Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2000 13:58:05 EDT

In a message dated 8/2/00 1:31:43 PM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< What makes you think he set up and was shooting within 2 minutes, rather
 than being set up, ready, for six hours, waiting for what he considered the
 decisive moment when the clouds, sun level, etc., came together just as he
 wanted them on his already composed, focused, ground glass? >>

Adams considered the taking of the image only the beginning of the 
photographic process.  Of at least as much importance to him was the 
printing, where much of the striking effect of his work was created.