Ode to Ansel Adams

I have always liked Ansel Adam’s high contrast photographs.  What I did not understand until lately is that the intensity of desert lighting colliding with dramatic mountains and clouds forces high contrast settings in the camera.  Thus the drama of Adams’ Half Dome at Yosemite in black and white.  The light here in the Meadows is that same high intensity Ansel Adams wrestled with.  I discovered it is the light that mandates these spectacular black and whites.  They surprised me coming out of my camera.  I hope you like them as much as I do.