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    Ansel Adams' Photography

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    In five pages this paper analyzes the tools and composition of Ansel Adams' photography in a consideration of such photographs as Dead Tree, Dunes, Joshua Tree, Noon Clouds, Aspens, and White Branches.

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    of the art form, merely extends our understanding and interpretation of hat is, and can be seen as art, and how it may appeal to our senses. One photographer we  may examine is Ansel Adams. His work mostly dates from the 1940s and 1950s when the technology was not advanced as today, yet the photographs produced are those that  may be seen as worthy of merit even with the greater levels of technology today. In this paper we will consider the composition and format of six of these photographs.  White Branches, Mono Lake, CA, 1950 This monochrome photograph can be seen as an interesting structure. The eye is immediately drawn to the foreground with the stark contrast of  white branches against a much darker background. The impression is almost of bones clean of flesh left lying on the edge of the lake. The subject is quite obviously a  branch,, not only due to the title, but due to the structure, but it is also dead. When we look at the background  this is above the main focal point of the photograph. There is the image of a lake, yet this is less focused. It is not water, but a less defined  vision of clouds with another less visible or definite secondary focal point at the back , where there appears to be another land mass.  Therefore, the photograph is divided into three sections, the branch and the very clearly focused and defined foreground, where the focus is string, the less defined middle ground, with  the impression. The final stage is land again, giving the picture a balance and symmetry, beginning and ending in land, but fading in the clarity. Aspens, Northern 

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