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    Question Opinions on AA.

    I would love to hear your opinions on what it is about Ansel Adams work that made him the best landscape photographer to date?

    Was he simply just the first photographer to realise the importance of science within art?

    If you don't think he was the best, then who was/is?

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    Re: Opinions on AA.

    Got a term paper coming due?
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    Re: Opinions on AA.

    Ah, we have them here to? I'm on several forums (absolutely nothing to do with photography) and they have term paper writers to. They usually come in waves.
    (if I'm totally wrong about your intentions, I appoligise F90.)

    F90? As in Nikon F90? Isn't that 35mm?

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    Ansel was a man before his time , was he the best ?,very subjective ,in his era arguably yes ,But of all time ?MMMM Possibly not!! The reason i say this is there is so much great work out there That defining the best over a 70year period is nigh impossible Just my two cents worth .Cheers Gary

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    Lame.

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    Re: Opinions on AA.

    I'd do a search on this forum.... uncle AA has been discussed at length
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    Re: Opinions on AA.

    nah steven scanboss, the f-stop.
    A term paper covering aa would be as simple as a quick google search. There seems to be enough info on the net to sink a ship.

    Im just confused, i mean doesn't anyone else find it strange that there have been no other photographers that produced landscape work even close to his? Im not just talking about the dynamic range of his images & tonal range of his prints either, seeing as such a thing with modern day materials (& modern day knowledge) is acheiveable by anyone.

    American photographers often complain that every good location has been over-photographed...then why is it that i am yet to see a faithful copy of an aa composition?

    To me this art of ours seems to be governed by science moreso than any other. Is it possible that we just aren't approaching it the right way?

    @ Garold turbo, opinion on a different best of all time?

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    Re: Opinions on AA.

    Quote Originally Posted by f90 View Post
    I would love to hear your opinions on what it is about Ansel Adams work that made him the best landscape photographer to date?

    Was he simply just the first photographer to realise the importance of science within art?

    If you don't think he was the best, then who was/is?
    He wasn't.


    No.


    I don't know, I haven't seen the work of all landscape photographers, living and dead.


    I hope this helps.
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    Well, to state the obvious: even in sports, where they keep score, who 'the best' was is a controversial topic. In art and photography, there are no such measurements or any objective standards for comparison. Adams was hard-working, innovative, by any standard a success, long-lived, and hugely influential. Someone/anyone may prefer O'Sullivan, Steiglitz, Strand, Weston, Caponigro, or any number of other photographic artists (insert your favorite here), but Adams must stand among the greatest- and that's as far as anyone can take it.

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