Ode to Ansel
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
5.128mm / f/3.5 / 1/100 sec. / ISO 100
Grand Teton National Park
Motivation goes right along with learning, doesn't it? This photo was pivotal for me in my development. While I shared the overlook with others likely wishing to do the same thing, in my return, I compared this to Ansel's. His wasn't as wide of a shot and, guess what, they large pines in the foreground were nonexistent in his photo. I realized I can't take spend time taking photos that others have taken, albeit an icon like Ansel. I need to take my photos, from what I see and interpret. So, this one turned a corner for me. While proud of it, I won't proceed like this again.
Here is a 2019 version of the Snake River Overlook, as made famous by Ansel Adams many years before, this one taken in b/w with a red filter, June, 2019.
February 18, 2023
June 18, 2019