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Old 17th October 2020, 06:53 AM
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Anyone read this is it worth putting on my xmas list?

https://beyondwords.co.uk/making-a-p...of-ansel-adams
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Adams work has never really grabbed me, as it has so many others. But I too have this book in my Amazon list of maybe purchases, for if nothing else I would like to see his 'back catalogue', made before his more well known work.

The only time that I've seen Adams work close up, was on a trip to San Francisco, at a small gallery.

I believe that the work I saw was quite early stuff, and I was left feeling, 'What is all the fuss about?'

The framed prints were about the size of 10" x 8", but they totally lacked any contrast and came across as very bland work and the total opposite for what he is known for today.

So like Norm, I'd be interested to hear anyone's view who has the book, but especially from anyone, if like me, you are not much of a fan of his work in general.

EDIT: And if you have just over an hour free, here is a link to a presentation by the author of the book, which has surprisingly only been viewed 301 times, including my own:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4if2Nkh7iDI

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Bit cheaper here https://beyondwords.co.uk/making-a-p...of-ansel-adams
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or here, if you insist on shopping around.
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Norm I haven’t read “Ansel Adams The Early Years” but if you’re looking for a ripping good yarn this has been one of my favourite reads to date;

https://www.lensculture.com/books/29...-what-they-saw
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Norm I haven’t read “Ansel Adams The Early Years” but if you’re looking for a ripping good yarn this has been one of my favourite reads to date;
Sounds interesting Marty.

I've just bought a second hand one at a good price. Only one listing for it new, and that's a bit out of my range!

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