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Ansel Adams Quote

March 18th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Ansel Adams

I enjoy this quote about Adams views on the dark room and post processing;

“The (photographic) negative is the equivalent of the composers score… and the print is the equivalent of the conductors performance.” — Ansel Adams

Tags: design + art + typography · thinking + zen

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 dfsdgasdg // Apr 17, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    I like this picture

  • 2 Imas Yaputra // Nov 22, 2008 at 9:17 am

    Very interesting quote. The way he described it (photography), which is so true. You should enjoy his works too…


  • 3 Storm // Dec 16, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    I’m using this photograph right now on a final exam for my environment philosophy and literature class. Ansel Adams does amazing work. I especially like Moonrise Over Hernandez by him. His actual prints are stunning, I saw some in the St. Louis Art Museum once. That was neat.

  • 4 Alexis Wright // May 27, 2009 at 11:09 am

    i am trying to get as much info about this picture as possible. i have a framed piece and i would like to know if it is original, what it is named, and what it is worth. any info would be greatly appreciated!!!! thank you. please email me at

  • 5 Karrie // Nov 26, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    The sense of the presence of the eternal world in Adams’s photographs is achieved not only by his constant choice of sublime moments and viewpoints, but also by his legendary technical brilliance, which transforms an ordinary scene into a luminescent, fully realized, precious object. ~ Jonathan Green