Clearing Winter Storm, Yosemite National Park, California, 1944.
Sequoia Gigantea Roots, Yosemite National Park, California, 1950.
Redwoods, Bull Creek Flat, Northern California, 1960.
Monolith, The Face Of Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, California, 1927.
Frozen Lake & Cliffs, The Sierra Nevada, Sequoia National Park, California, 1932.
Ansel Adams was an American photographer and environmentalist, best known for his black-and-white photographs of the American West and primarily Yosemite National Park.
For his images, he developed the zone system, a way to determine proper exposure and adjust the contrast of the final print. The resulting clarity and depth characterized his photographs. Although his large-format view cameras were difficult to use because of their size, weight, setup time, and film cost, their high resolution ensured sharpness in his images.