You don’t take a photograph, you make it.
Ansel Adams’ fame rose from his photographs that captured the splendor of mountains, prairies, forests, and rivers in the still-pristine western half of the United States. His photographs of the Tetons and Yosemite, still best-sellers in posters and calendars, glow with what seems at times to be their own light. It’s hard to look at Adams’ photos without experiencing an emotional rush born of a purely aesthetic sense. And yet in his own approach ...