Authors - Ansel Adams

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Ansel Easton Adams (February 20, 1902 - April 22, 1984) was an American photographer and environmentalist, best known for his black-and-white photographs of the American West, especially in Yosemite National Park. - Wikipedia

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Quote 754by Anonymous on 07/01/2011

A photograph is usually looked at - seldom looked into.
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    Quote 1355by Anonymous on 12/01/2011

    In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.
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      Quote 1763by Anonymous on 16/01/2011

      Not everybody trusts paintings, but people believe photographs.
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        Quote 1814by Anonymous on 16/01/2011

        A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.
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          Quote 2129by Anonymous on 22/01/2011

          Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.
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            Quote 2237by Anonymous on 25/01/2011

            Myths and creeds are heroic struggles to comprehend the truth in the world.
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              Quote 2270by Anonymous on 25/01/2011

              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.
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                Quote 2377by Anonymous on 28/01/2011

                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.
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                  Quote 2695by Anonymous on 03/02/2011

                  There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.
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                    Quote 2792by Anonymous on 03/02/2011

                    A good photograph is knowing where to stand.
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                      Quote 2852by Anonymous on 03/02/2011

                      A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words.
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                        Quote 3017by Anonymous on 03/02/2011

                        There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.
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                          Quote 3498by Anonymous on 06/02/2011

                          Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter.
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                            Quote 4883by Anonymous on 04/03/2011

                            You don't take a photograph, you make it.
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                              Quote 5985by Anonymous on 11/09/2011

                              I have often thought that if photography were difficult in the true sense of the term -- meaning that the creation of a simple photograph would entail as much time and effort as the production of a good watercolor or etching -- there would be a vast improvement in total output. The sheer ease with which we can produce a superficial image often leads to creative disaster.
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                                Quote 9003by Anonymous on 10/06/2012

                                It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.
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                                  Quote 9711by Anonymous on 15/08/2012

                                  Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space.
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                                    Quote 11594by Anonymous on 10/01/2013

                                    There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.
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                                      Quote 13287by Anonymous on 05/07/2013

                                      Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.
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                                        Quote 13507by Anonymous on 28/07/2013

                                        No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.
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                                          Portrait of Ansel Adams