Photographs by Ansel Adams. Copyright %C2%A91998 by the Trustees of the Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust. All Rights Reserved

Thunderstorm, Yosemite Valley, California, 1945

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“Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space. I know of no sculpture, painting or music that exceeds the compelling spiritual command of the soaring shape of granite cliff and dome, of patina of light on rock and forest, and of the thunder and whispering of the falling, flowing waters. At first the colossal aspect may dominate; then we perceive and respond to the delicate and persuasive complex of nature.

“Here 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.
“Each represents, for me, a moment of wonder.”
— Ansel Adams, The Portfolios Of Ansel Adams

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Ansel Adams (#490)
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Title
Thunderstorm, Yosemite Valley, California
Artist Life
1902 - 1984
Role
Photographer
Accession Number
98.144.28
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Photographs by Ansel Adams. Copyright ©1998 by the Trustees of the Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust. All Rights Reserved

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