New Edition: Going to Jackson With Ansel Adams May 10 2016
Ansel Adams’ body of work is a national treasure, much like the wilderness he captured and protected so expertly and enthusiastically. Today’s release, Jackson Lake, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, is no exception.
Amateur and professional photographers alike take hundreds of thousands of photos of beautiful nature scenes every year, snapping away during National Park visits or even in their own backyards. The challenge, however, is making beautiful photographs of beautiful nature scenes—photographs that stand apart from their subjects as striking, interesting, and eye-catching compositions. This is where Ansel Adams excelled.
Photography as an art form is an interesting blend of technical mastery and artistic vision, and it’s clear that Adams had both in spades. Here in Jackson Lake, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, Adams used light, shape, and texture to take this photograph from serene nature scene to artwork indicative of an acute artistic vision. The form of the log pile is echoed in the mountain range in the background. The furrowed texture of the wood in the foreground is contrasted by the smooth surface of the lake at its center, then repeated on the water’s rippling edges. Capturing each of these elements makes for a richly layered, thoughtful image.
Ansel Adams photographed nature in a way that showcased its rugged, untouched beauty by bringing out its shapes, lines, and textures. We are able to see both the scene as a whole and also the many pieces that make it beautiful. This carefully considered approach to his work is what separates the omnipresent nature shot from Adams’ incredible art. And if you ask us, nothing is more giftable than a classic Adams art print. Take home Jackson Lake, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming today!
With art for everyone,