Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/12/22

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Ansel Adams
From: amr3 at (Alan Magayne-Roshak)
Date: Mon Dec 22 20:33:09 2008

On Mon, 22 Dec 2008 "Geoff Hopkinson" <> wrote:

>Alan, I'm totally baffled by that statement. 
>Your whole universe is about technical excellence is it not? Do you mean 
>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 
>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 
Baffled?  Don't you find you like the work of certain photographers and not 
I'm interested in landscape photographs that I like.  Tonight I brought out 
my copy of
"The Portfolios of Ansel Adams" NYGS, 1977, and there are only four pictures 
it that I'd like to look at repeatedly: Roots 1948, Oak Tree, Snow Storm 
Trees and Snow 1933, and Winter Storm (Yosemite) 1944.  This last one IS
inspiring, and I would be impressed with Yosemite too, I think (I've never
been there). 
I guess my taste runs more toward urban photography.  My favorite 
are Elliott Erwitt, Gene Smith, Tony Ray-Jones, Andre Kertesz, Josef Sudek, 
Plowden, and yes, HCB. 


Alan Magayne-Roshak, Senior Photographer
University Information Technology Services
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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