Ansel Adams signing

Posted by
Don (Spokane, United States) on 13 January 2013 in People & Portrait.

Shot when Debi and I visited Ansel Adam's home in 1979. Here Ansel is signing copies of his newly published "Yosemite and the Range of Light" at 39.95 a copy. Today used copies go for $1750 {1,311.45e}.Unfortunately, I didn't buy one! :-) The image is from a scanned 35mm black and white negative.

Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

What a great opportunity to meet him!

13 Jan 2013 5:36am

Focales from Rhône-Alpes, France

The depiction of the scan is excellent. I like this open and generous face, a beautiful portrait Don!

13 Jan 2013 6:26am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel portrait quel homme avec son grand livre, superbe.

13 Jan 2013 6:37am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Anyone who bought that beautiful book would pay dearly for a signed copy of this unique photograph, Don . . . what a treasure this is.

13 Jan 2013 7:08am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Very nice portrait, what a great opportunity

13 Jan 2013 8:00am

jean pierre from paris, France

magnifique rencontre immortalisée par une superbe image!!!amitiés

13 Jan 2013 8:35am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Superb portrait of him !

13 Jan 2013 9:15am

yz from Budapest, Hungary


13 Jan 2013 9:37am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

What a treasure you have here, and I agree with Ronnie ... this is a valuable image! Thank you for sharing it with us.
Oh, to see through his eyes............

13 Jan 2013 9:57am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Don, ein hervorragender Scan und ein Super Portrait.

13 Jan 2013 10:56am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Lovely portrait Don. What a shame you didn't get half a dozen book copies

13 Jan 2013 11:00am

Florence from Paris, France

Fantastic. Such a great photograph and fan of wild spaces.

13 Jan 2013 11:10am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

An icon given a fine portrait moment through your lens !

13 Jan 2013 2:01pm

Joyce from Montana, United States

What a treasure Don. A capture of the master.

13 Jan 2013 2:59pm

Calusarus from Drome des collines, France

One of the most talentuous B&Wphotographer :-)

13 Jan 2013 3:22pm

TexWisGirl from United States

how cool is that?! sure wish you'd have bought one and kept it. :) signed would probably be worth even more!

13 Jan 2013 3:27pm

tatar@y from France

Superbe... Chanceux !... Beau portrait réalisé.
Extra. )

13 Jan 2013 3:54pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

great portrait

13 Jan 2013 3:59pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Great portrait. Very nice. Yes, it was a great opportunity. Superb B&W image. Excellent. :)

13 Jan 2013 4:00pm

helys from Paris, France

So lovely smile
Great portrait in BW
Nice action, details

13 Jan 2013 4:22pm

Susan Rose from Georgia, United States

He looks like a regular, goofy old guy. It's interesting that talent comes in unassuming packages. Thanks for sharing this very interesting photo.

13 Jan 2013 5:15pm

outsidersworld from everywhere, Germany

He has a friendly face. A great portrait and a beautiful memory of this famous man.

13 Jan 2013 5:33pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Fantastic portrait and experience ... great post Don!

13 Jan 2013 5:57pm

franz from Baden, Austria

one of the all-time best, ansel was! you captured him at a very relaxed and private moment, it seems, and even his crooked nose is visible!
the walls in my downstairs hall are full of prints of his terrific photos, all taken over the years from various calendars ...

13 Jan 2013 6:25pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful portrait and what a wonderful memory! You were so lucky to have such an opportunity!

13 Jan 2013 6:28pm

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

You must treasure this beautiful portrait and memory and thank you for sharing with me.

13 Jan 2013 7:14pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

MAgnificent! You have captured him with real feeling. I am jealous that you met him!

13 Jan 2013 8:41pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Great portrait of this interesting character !!! Excellent in B/W ...

13 Jan 2013 10:15pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

The Master! What an incredible image this is.

13 Jan 2013 11:13pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

a prize photograph!!

13 Jan 2013 11:51pm

k@ from Paris, France

Oh what a good face !

15 Jan 2013 10:46am

rian from vestavia hills, United States

aww, shoot! you should've bought one! oh well, you came out with a really nice shot of the master.. :)

15 Jan 2013 4:48pm

Candace from Phoenix, AZ, United States

How cool to be in Ansel's presence. That is too bad you didn't buy one although you might not want to sell it if you had it anyway.

16 Jan 2013 1:40am

Rose from United States

Don't you wish you had bought one!

22 Jan 2013 3:58am

Janaye Jones from Lindsay,California, United States

This photo is a treasure!

25 Oct 2013 5:58am