Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/12/21

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Ansel Adams
From: mark at (Mark Rabiner)
Date: Sun Dec 21 21:26:22 2008

Ansel Adams is one of the great men of photography, an inspired genius on
several levels and on a chat list there will always be people who seem to
feel the need to take shots at the greats.
It makes them look good?

It makes them look bad.

We get the same two people taking shots of Ansel every time he's brought up.
They never miss an opportunity. This is at last the 6th volley.

But there other greats and I get just as happy hearing shots being taken at
them by people who could not land the job in their studio operating the Mr.
Mark William Rabiner

> From: Geoff Hopkinson <>
> Reply-To: Leica Users Group <>
> Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2008 15:04:33 +1000
> To: Leica Users Group <>
> Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: Ansel Adams
> Alan, I'm totally baffled by that statement.
> Your whole universe is about technical excellence is it not? Do you mean 
> you
> aren't interested in landscape photography? HCB made a similar statement
> about Ansel Adams. Perhaps you worship at that church? I've just been to 
> the
> Ansel Adams gallery in Yosemite and more importantly some of the places
> where he created magical photographs. I can't think of anything more
> inspiring or uplifting for me. I have NEVER been more emotional as a
> photographer than to see valley view with swirling snow clouds around the
> mountains.
> cheers
> LAX Geoff
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Alan Magayne-Roshak" <>
> To: "lug" <>
> Sent: Monday, December 22, 2008 1:31 PM
> Subject: [Leica] Re: Ansel Adams
>> On Sun, 21 Dec 2008 Lottermoser George <> wrote:
>>> ...
>>> Yes. It can get in the way of "soul."
>>> Many find Ansel's work "cold"
>>> I find his technical mastery
>>> the "soul" of his work;
>>> when seen in original print form.
>>> Fond regards,
>>> George
>> =======================================
>> I'm one of those people.  Adam's pictures leave ME
>> cold.
>> Alan
>> Alan Magayne-Roshak, Senior Photographer
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In reply to: Message from hoppyman at (Geoff Hopkinson) ([Leica] Re: Ansel Adams)