Archive for the ‘Ansel Adams’ Tag

Zion National Park   Leave a comment

Zion National Park (June 10, 2014) — Image by kenne

A park not to love
Dramatic rock formations
Ancient rocks of art.

Ansel Adams views
At the push of a button
We are the keepers.

— kenne

Coyote Buttes Panorama   1 comment

Coyote Buttes In Vermillion Cliffs National Monument — Panorama by kenne

“Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications,
offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.”

— Ansel Adams

Aphrodite Fritillary Butterfly   Leave a comment

Aphrodite Fritillary Butterfly on a Green-headed Coneflower (White Mountains, Arizona) — Image by kenne

You don’t take a photograph, you make it.

— Ansel Adams

Saguaro Cactus — Black & White Photograph   1 comment

Saguaro Infered-DSC_4411-72Saguaro Cactus (Sabino Canyon Recreation Area) — Black & White Image by kenne

“I tried to keep both arts alive, but the camera won.

I found that while the camera does not express the soul,

perhaps a photograph can!”

— Ansel Adams

California Poppies   Leave a comment

Italian Springs 2013California Poppies — Grunge Art by kenne

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”

— Ansel Adams

Brittlebush — Yellow Moon Wildflower   Leave a comment

SCVN Elementary March 19, 2015-6629-brittlebush blogBrittlebush — Image by kenne

“When words become unclear,
I shall focus with photographs.
When images become inadequate,
I shall be content with silence.”

–Ansel Adams

B&W Sonoran Desert Panorama   Leave a comment

Sabino Canyon Walk

B&W Sonoran Desert Panorama Image by kenne

There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.

— Ansel Adams

Molino Basin Landscape In Black and White   5 comments

Friday with Friends & Molino Basin to Prison Camp

Molino Basin in the Santa Catalina Mountains — Black and White Image by kenne

Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer –
and often the supreme disappointment.

— Ansel Adams

US 50, The Loneliest Highway, Revisited   Leave a comment

US 50 (1 of 1)-16 blogUS 50, The Loneliest Highway, Revisited — Image by kenne

You don’t take a photograph, you make it.”

— Ansel Adams

Bisbee, Arizona — Panorama   2 comments

Tombstone & Bisbee May 18 2012Bisbee, Arizona — Panorama Image by kenne

 Ansel Adams once wrote:

“When words become unclear,

I shall focus with photography.

When images become inadequate,

I shall be content with silence.”

My aim is to avoid silence.

— kenne

Handstand   Leave a comment

Sweetwater 09-21-13-8015-2 Art Handstand blog“Handstand” — Image by kenne

The only things in my life that compatibly exist with this grand universe
are the creative works of the human spirit…I think of a mantra of Gaelic origin
given to me fifty years ago…it echoes everything I believe:

I know that I am one with beauty
and that my comrades are one.
Let our souls be mountains,
Let our spirits be stars,
Let our hearts be worlds.

— Ansel Adams


Posted September 27, 2013 by kenneturner in Art, Nature

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“The Fire Debt Is Finally Coming Due”   5 comments


David Fitzsimmons, Arizona Daily Star

“Much of the West is now a giant tinderbox, literally ready to combust. Yet thanks to fire suppression, the consequences have been postponed for decades.

“When you look at the long record, you see fire and climate moving together over decades, over centuries, over thousands of years,” said pyrogeographer Jennifer Marlon of Yale University, who earlier this year co-authored a study of long-term fire patterns in the American West.

“Then, when you look at the last century, you see the climate getting warmer and drier, but until the last couple decades the amount of fire was really low. We’ve pushed fire in the opposite direction you’d expect from climate,” Marlon said.

The fire debt is finally coming due.”

— Jennifer Marlon — Source: New York Times 

Stopping for Lunch Along the Trail — Mammoth Lakes Revisited   Leave a comment

Photo: Ken & Joy at Rainbow Falls. (To see additional photos, click here.  )

This posting first appeared, August, 2006.

So much to see, so little time in the eastern Sierra Nevada.  Before leaving the Mammoth Lakes area, Rosalie and Jerry were kind enough to hike with us to the Devils Postpile and Rainbow Falls.  There are many beautiful sights to see from the trail, many of which were first seen from the many Ansel Adams photos taken here.   We stopped for a trail lunch at the base of the falls.


Digital Photography 101 — Education & Recreation Series   2 comments

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(Images by Joy)

It’s been almost a year since I’ve taught a class, so it was nice to be sharing my photography knowledge and experience with some of my neighbors in Tanuri Ridge. Two Saturday mornings ago, Joy and I hosted one of the Tanuri Ridge Education & Recreation Series, in which I was providing some basics in digital cameras and photography. I will continue to offer photography related classes, neighbors, and friends as long as there is an interest. Additionally, I will continue to do one-on-one tutorials to help people in capturing their own memorial moments.

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” Ansel Adams

— kenne


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