Inspired to take different surroundings by the photographer Ansel Adams
Something I have become interested in learning more about is capturing a picture that shows the roots of that picture. I started to become interested in Ansel Adams because his pictures, the pictures that include color, show the roots of a picture and it captures something simple to something that shows so much. He takes pictures that mean something to you; it can take your breath away. From the photographs I have seen he was very interested in nature and landscapes, as I am too. Ansel Adams was a photographer who took photographs of nature and the wilderness.
This information is from the Sierra Club that contains information about him. The source of this information is to promote Ansel Adams work. The information that I've been reading is from the Sierra Club, an organization, which promotes everyone to explore, enjoy, and protect the planet.
This topic of nature and landscape relates to me and my interests because I want my pictures to include detail that contains landscape but also include nature that can bring the photograph to have an ease to the landscape that we find in New York. In New York there can be landscapes, such as buildings that have detail, but there isn't nature that can bring it to be at peaceful setting. One thing that inspired me is that Ansel Adams was someone who took pictures of the wilderness and it inspired me to take photographs of the wilderness as well, such as parks that are in New York. One thing that I wonder about this person's work and life is how he could take a photograph of a setting with an angle that changes the perspective of the picture.
Ansel Adams was involved with many different kinds of aspects of the wilderness. He was inspired to take photographs after an earthquake and after that earthquake he evolved to taking pictures of different aspects of the wilderness. "He spent his childhood days playing in the sand dunes beyond the Golden Gate where he gained an appreciation for nature..." He went from that day of his childhood to the valleys to rivers and then mountains. It went in every direction, but it brought out great photographs.
Being that I didn't have a lot of background information on Ansel Adams, I chose to do some more research. As I searched for another source of information about this person, I came across this additional website: The Ansel Adams Gallery. This website provided a lot of information and opinions on Landscape.
"I hope that my work will encourage self expression in others and stimulate the search for beauty and creative excitement in the great world around us"-Ansel Adams This statement didn't really surprise me all that much, but it did make me feel excited. I felt excited because if he could take these amazing pictures with this great quality, nothing can stop me from doing that as well. His photographs do "encourage self expression..." because it shows everyone that the world is beautiful in many different ways. Our earth should be protected because the beauty in it gives us a chance to search for that beauty and give us a chance to go around the world and find and excite us with that beauty.
In the article, Ansel Anecdotes: Perspectives on Moonrise, there was a statement that made me nod my head in agreement with Ansel Adams quote. It was:"The most discouraging effort was a rather handsome cottonwood stump near the Chama River. I saw my desired image quite clearly, but due to unmanageable intrusions and mergers of forms in the subject my efforts finally foundered, and I decided it was time to return to Santa Fe." This is so true because people around the world have taken settlement in places that should not be disturbed, but they are. The beauties in parts of the world are disturbed. Some may say that it may be disturbed but sometimes in those circumstances those places that are disturbed aren't affected. But there different opinions on this subject, but I agree with what Adams is trying to say.
Now that I have done this research, it makes me think more about my own work, "Asphalt Green". This picture was taken on the roof and I decided to take a picture of Asphalt Green because it was dark outside but the lights on the field brought a glow to the scene.
All of this information I have gathered has made me think that my photographs can be even more detailed or focus on an object that brings detail to the photograph. This picture includes detail and it brings your eyes to the center because of the glow. While reading these articles, I got to know my inspired person, Ansel Adams, and that his pictures connect to my pictures in a unique way. His photographs include detail, but they are all natural. So I am aiming to capture an image that is natural because in different aspects of life, which Adams shows in his photographs, it can bring up different emotions. I learned from the articles that Adams has gone and has taken photographs in different locations that bring out the world to be natural. I'm inspired to take pictures in different locations that hold that beauty.
Next, with my own work, I hope to learn how to make a photograph glow, so that the picture can catch someone's eye. I will be exploring different kinds of aspects of life so that my landscape photographs can also include nature that brings the picture complex in different ways. I hope to accomplish a new and a good collection of photographs that include natural aspects of life that bring up different emotions in someone and also explore different ways of capturing a scene, including angling. I anticipate my photographs to contain different emotions and aspects of life that include landscape.