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It is my intention to present - through the medium of photography -
by Ansel Adams

It is my intention to present - through the medium of photography -
intuitive observations of the natural world which may
have meaning to the spectators.
- Ansel Adams

You don't take a photograph, you make it.
- Ansel Adams

It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.
- Ansel Adams

Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise,
a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space.
- Ansel Adams

 

Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.
- Ansel Adams

There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept.
- Ansel Adams

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

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Myths and creeds are heroic struggles to comprehend the truth in the world.
- Ansel Adams

The only things in my life that compatibly exists with
this grand universe are the creative works of the human spirit.
- Ansel Adams

A good photograph is knowing where to stand.
- Ansel Adams

Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready
to have somebody click the shutter.
- Ansel Adams

Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer -
and often the supreme disappointment.
- Ansel Adams

A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels,
in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.
- Ansel Adams

There are no rules for good photographs,
there are only good photographs.
- Ansel Adams

Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas.
It is a creative art.
- Ansel Adams

To photograph truthfully and effectively is to see
beneath the surfaces and record the qualities of nature
and humanity which live or are latent in all things.
- Ansel Adams

A photograph is usually looked at - seldom looked into.
- Ansel Adams

Dodging and burning are steps to take care of mistakes
God made in establishing tonal relationships.
- Ansel Adams

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

The negative is comparable to the composer's score
and the print to its performance.
Each performance differs in subtle ways.
- Ansel Adams

In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every
experience is a form of exploration.
- Ansel Adams

When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs.
When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
- Ansel Adams

A true photograph need not be explained,
nor can it be contained in words.
- Ansel Adams

Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications,
offers an infinite variety of perception,
interpretation and execution.
- Ansel Adams

We must remember that a photograph can hold just as much as we put into it,
and no one has ever approached the full possibilities of the medium.
- Ansel Adams

Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop.
- Ansel Adams

The negative is the equivalent of the composer's score,
and the print the performance.
- Ansel Adams

There 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.
- Ansel Adams

No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive,
create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves,
their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.
- Ansel Adams

Millions of men have lived to fight,
build palaces and boundaries,
shape destinies and societies; but the compelling force
of all times has been the force of originality and
creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit.
- Ansel Adams

These people live again in print as intensely as when
their images were captured on old dry plates of sixty years ago...
I am walking in their alleys, standing in their rooms and sheds and workshops,
looking in and out of their windows.
Any they in turn seem to be aware of me.
- Ansel Adams

In my mind's eye, I visualize how a particular...
sight and feeling will appear on a print.
If it excites me, there is a good chance it will make a good photograph.
It is an intuitive sense, an ability that comes from a lot of practice.
- Ansel Adams

When I'm ready to make a photograph,
I think I quite obviously see in my minds eye something
that is not literally there in the true meaning of the word.
I'm interested in something which is built up from within,
rather than just extracted from without.
- Ansel Adams

Some photographers take reality...
and impose the domination of their own thought and spirit.
Others come before reality more tenderly and a photograph
to them is an instrument of love and revelation.
- Ansel Adams

What we think, we become.
All that we are arises with our thoughts.
With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

Those who believe they can do something
and those who believe they can't
are both right.
- Henry Ford

We attract abundance when we ask from a compassionate heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You Create Your Own Reality.
- Anonymous

It isn't what you have, or who you are, or where you are,
or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy.
It is what you think about.
- Dale Carnegie

Life is a mirror, and will reflect back
to the thinker what he thinks into it.
- Ernest Holmes

Every thought we think is creating our future.
- Louise L. Hay

Celebrate what you want to see more of.
- Tom Peters

The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.
The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
- Lao Tzu

Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Listen hard.
Practice wellness.
Play with abandon.
Laugh.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Continue to learn.
Do what you love.
Live as if this is all there is.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

All our dreams can come true,
if we have the courage to pursue them.
- Walt Disney

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more.
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough.
- Oprah Winfrey

The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.
- William Blake

Blessings flow toward gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Miracles are the natural way of the Universe -
our only job is to move our doubting minds aside
and let the miracles flow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The more you praise and celebrate your life,
the more there is in life to celebrate.
- Oprah Winfrey

For some of us, the world appears to provide
only a fixed quantity of each resource -
a limited amount of food, of money,
of love, of success, of appreciation.
For others, life is unlimited.
Their world expands with the generosity, compassion,
inventiveness, and service that they contribute.
In this world-view, money that is spent
or given away returns multiplied.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Your thoughts create your reality.
Your mind is more powerful than you know.
- Neale Donald Walsch

For those who do not live in fear of scarcity, life is unlimited.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.
- The Bible

It's the Consciousness with which we participate
in activities that makes the difference.
- Michael Beckwith

The mind is everything.
What you think you become.
- The Buddha

We are formed and molded by our thoughts.
Those whose minds are shaped by selfless thoughts
give joy when they speak or act.
Joy follows them like a shadow that never leaves them.
- The Buddha

The ancestor of every action is a thought.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Intent is what can make a man succeed
when his thoughts tell him that he is defeated.
- Carlos Castaneda

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Great hearts steadily send forth the secret forces
that incessantly draw great events.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Words are also actions,
and actions are a kind of words.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is unlimited - it expands with the generosity,
compassion, inventiveness, and service that you contribute.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Begin to act from your dominion.
Declare the truth by telling yourself
that there is nothing to be afraid of,
that you no longer entertain any images of fear.
- Ernest Holmes

The key to growth is the introduction of
higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.
- Lao Tzu

In our willingness to give that which we seek,
we keep the abundance of the universe circulating in our lives.
- Deepak Chopra

Your life becomes what you believe.
- Jewel

When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
- Buddhist Proverb

You are today where your thoughts have brought.
- James Allen

A man is but the product of his thoughts -
what he thinks, he becomes.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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