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Ansel Adams Quotes & Quotations
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    A good photograph is knowing where to stand. Ansel-AdamsAnsel Adams
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    A photograph is usually looked at - seldom looked into. Ansel-AdamsAnsel Adams
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    A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words. Ansel-AdamsAnsel Adams
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    Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes God made in establishing tonal relationships. Ansel-AdamsAnsel Adams
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    In my mind's eye, I visualize how a particular... sight and feeling will appear on a print. If it excites me, there is a good chance it will make a good photograph. It is an intuitive sense, an ability that comes from a lot of practice. Ansel-AdamsAnsel Adams
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    It is my intention to present - through the medium of photography - intuitive observations of the natural world which may have meaning to the spectators. Ansel-AdamsAnsel Adams
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    Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointment. Ansel-AdamsAnsel Adams
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    Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit. Ansel-AdamsAnsel Adams
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    Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs. Ansel-AdamsAnsel Adams
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    Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution. Ansel-AdamsAnsel Adams
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    Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter. Ansel-AdamsAnsel Adams
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    The negative is comparable to the composer's score and the print to its performance. Each performance differs in subtle ways. Ansel-AdamsAnsel Adams
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    The negative is the equivalent of the composer's score, and the print the performance. Ansel-AdamsAnsel Adams
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    There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs. Ansel-AdamsAnsel Adams
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    There are worlds of experience beyond the world of the aggressive man, beyond history, and beyond science. The moods and qualities of nature and the revelations of great art are equally difficult to define; we can grasp them only in the depths of our perceptive spirit. Ansel-AdamsAnsel Adams
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    There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept. Ansel-AdamsAnsel Adams
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    These people live again in print as intensely as when their images were captured on old dry plates of sixty years ago... I am walking in their alleys, standing in their rooms and sheds and workshops, looking in and out of their windows. Any they in turn seem to be aware of me. Ansel-AdamsAnsel Adams
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    To photograph truthfully and effectively is to see beneath the surfaces and record the qualities of nature and humanity which live or are latent in all things. Ansel-AdamsAnsel Adams
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    When I'm ready to make a photograph, I think I quite obviously see in my minds eye something that is not literally there in the true meaning of the word. I'm interested in something which is built up from within, rather than just extracted from without. Ansel-AdamsAnsel Adams
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    When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence. Ansel-AdamsAnsel Adams
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    Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space. Ansel-Adams/">Ansel Adams