08.04.2016 Potential Performance

And then there is Throwback Thursday.  Most folks post a shot of themselves for Throwback, but some do an old image and that is what is here today.  Something I’ve threatened to print but have not as yet.  One of these days.

The Mount Holyoke Mountain Range at Dawn

Holyoke-Range-Dawn-073115-1500In case you are wondering… “The negative is the equivalent of the composer’s score, and the print the performance.”    Ansel Adams

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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13 Responses to 08.04.2016 Potential Performance

  1. krikitarts says:

    That is probably my favorite Adams quote, and The Print is one of my most treasured books. I’m not at all surprised that we share this passion. He was rather skeptical of the digital realm, and yet did not condemn it, but rather kept an open mind. So many of the principles he taught are seamlessly applicable to our world of advanced imagery. I’m sure he would have embraced it as we do. BTW, I’m a bit confused regarding the definition of “throwback,” in this context (to my mind, it hints of rejection), but I like very much what you’ve done with revisiting an older friend.


    • Somewhere, I read a quote or maybe it was in one of several Adams interview videos on YouTube Adams’ excitement at the possibilities electronic photography would offer. I agree that he would have embraced it.
      A throwback is simply a reference to past existence as in “Throwback Uniforms” in sports. In social media it usually refers to a picture from one’s youth. It can also be a fish that is returned to the water, I guess. 🙂


    • I’m surprised to hear that Ansel Adams contemplated the digital realm. He died in 1984, so whatever digital photography he’d seen would have been primitive, more potential than reality. I think he would have loved all the control that modern software gives us over our images.


  2. Beautiful and serene. Almost looks like a painting.

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  3. The scene is softly subtle in fog and color, held together by the wavy line of mountains.

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  4. shoreacres says:

    A grass fire on the west end of Galveston Island last night sent tendrils of smoke our way just before sunset. It’s remarkable how this sunrise with fog resembles that sunset with smoke, even though your fog was closer to the ground — and less irritating to the eyes.


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