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The Tetons and the Snake River

Adobecs 12 114 England
1 Mar 2010 6:47PM
Hi Everyone,
For my photography degree I have to write a comparison essay on two contrasting photographs. One of the photographs I have chosen is by Ansel Adams. The photograph is called "The Tetons and the Snake River". Try as I might I cannot find any information relating to the picture. There are plenty of websites showing the image and plenty of books showing the image. But I cannot find any info on why he took it and what inspired him to take it, also what equipment he used. Does anyone out there know where I can find any facts about the photograph.

Help appreciated,

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crookymonsta Plus
10 838 10 England
1 Mar 2010 7:16PM
Had a quick trawl through Google and it seems the University of Arizona Centre for Creative Photography has an extensive Ansel Adams archive. It may be worth an email to them.
Adobecs 12 114 England
1 Mar 2010 7:19PM
Thanks Sandra, I have had a look on their site but cant find a lot of info. I think you are right, I will have to drop them an email.
PP 16 222 England
1 Mar 2010 8:51PM
I had the opportunity to visit this location in 2008, and have to say its one of the most beautiful views I have ever seen. Even people with no interest in photography would probably be impressed by it. My guess, for what its worth, is that Adams captured the image to covey the beauty of the location....and succeeded greatly. However, I am unfortunately unable to answer your questions! Let us know if you find out.

fstopshere 8 43
1 Mar 2010 10:50PM
It might be worth looking at the photograph taken from a similar viewpoint, of the same scene, by Minor White, or is this the contrasting image you are using? I have a couple of biographies of Adams and I'll see if I can find any mention of the image and/or the process.
fstopshere 8 43
1 Mar 2010 11:07PM
fstopshere 8 43
1 Mar 2010 11:12PM
kaybee 14 5.8k 25 Scotland
2 Mar 2010 10:13AM
These folk may be able to point you in the right direction
Adobecs 12 114 England
2 Mar 2010 4:01PM
Thanks for your everyone.

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