I’m excited to share my contribution to the Weekly Photo Challenge today. Contrast is the theme, so what better to showcase than the photography of Ansel Adams? I had the good fortune to step into the Ansel Adams gallery in Yosemite National Park yesterday. He took many of the photos in this park, inspiring generations to render their own interpretations of its wonders in their own way, whether through painting, photography, or any other medium. This is my photo of the shop’s array of greeting cards with Adam’s masterpieces featured on the front.
Ansel Adams to me is the king of contrasts – lights and darks, strength and beauty. I loved seeing all his works side by side like a master mosaic. We have him and other inspired artists to thank for giving us images that relate creation’s majestic grandeur, always a reminder to keep our eyes open in hopes of really seeing. Ansel Adams continues to inspire me to see beauty in creation, and capture what I can on film (and in words!).
“And Elisha prayed, ‘Open his eyes, LORD, so that he may see.'” -2 Kings 6:17