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07/27/2010 01:51:49 AM · #1
CNN just ran an article on this - how very exciting!!

07/27/2010 01:55:10 AM · #2
WOW

Best Antiques Road Show Story Ever
07/27/2010 07:46:46 AM · #3
I was just coming over here to post the same link. I love garage sales, but have never gotten this lucky. Very cool. I am so curious how they ended up in that sale.
07/27/2010 08:38:29 AM · #4
WOAH!!!

What a story!
07/27/2010 08:41:18 AM · #5
Man, and I get worked up when I find a rummage sale that has both my kids sizes!! That's astounding!
07/27/2010 08:43:29 AM · #6
incredible story. can't wait to see more of the photos. am i reading that right....one showing fire damage from the great earthquake?
07/27/2010 10:07:10 AM · #7
wow, what a cool, cool story...
07/27/2010 10:59:36 AM · #8
There is a guy in California right now, who had a garage sale 10 years ago, who is probably banging his head against the wall.
07/27/2010 11:38:58 AM · #9
very cool stuff. Anybody seen the History Channel show "American Pickers?"

Picked, Ansel Adams Photos, $45
Valued, $200,000,000
Profit, $199,999,955

Heck, that's only 4.4 million percent profit, or a return on investment of 362% per year, LOL.

Message edited by author 2010-07-27 12:51:56.
07/27/2010 11:44:18 AM · #10
Originally posted by VitaminB:

There is a guy in California right now, who had a garage sale 10 years ago, who is probably banging his head against the wall.


Especially considering the buyer bargained him down to $45 from $70.
07/27/2010 12:33:07 PM · #11
hah, the frame I put my pictures in are worth more than my pictures!
07/27/2010 06:22:53 PM · #12
Sigh - more boring B&W landscapes - he should of diversified a bit - water drops, girls with headscarves partially covering their faces, cats - that kind of thing.

They also look very grainy and not very sharp - bit too contrasty as well.
07/27/2010 06:30:38 PM · #13
Originally posted by Simms:

Sigh - more boring B&W landscapes - he should of diversified a bit - water drops, girls with headscarves partially covering their faces, cats - that kind of thing.

They also look very grainy and not very sharp - bit too contrasty as well.


You forgot over-hdr'ed
07/27/2010 06:33:51 PM · #14
So what's remarkable about this?

They're worth 200 million?

They are Ansel Addams negatives?

Or

Ansel never was great at archiving his work?

07/27/2010 06:39:24 PM · #15
Originally posted by Jac:

So what's remarkable about this?

They're worth 200 million?

They are Ansel Addams negatives?

Or

Ansel never was great at archiving his work?


I think the answer about that is simple.

We all would love to find something similar. It's fun to hear about someone elses find and the process of discovery.
07/27/2010 07:32:46 PM · #16
Minus the us government's take!

Originally posted by Citadel:

Originally posted by VitaminB:

There is a guy in California right now, who had a garage sale 10 years ago, who is probably banging his head against the wall.


Especially considering the buyer bargained him down to $45 from $70.
07/27/2010 08:46:39 PM · #17
Does he have to pay taxes on the negs even if he doesnt sell them?
07/27/2010 09:46:32 PM · #18
Oh wait - they might not be his. The article also brings up an interesting point - is it an Ansel Adams negative that we really treasure as "his work," or is it his finished product, the perfected print?
07/27/2010 10:14:11 PM · #19
Excellent,

Now there's controversy!


Message edited by author 2010-07-27 22:14:29.
07/27/2010 10:32:10 PM · #20
Originally posted by George:

Oh wait - they might not be his. The article also brings up an interesting point - is it an Ansel Adams negative that we really treasure as "his work," or is it his finished product, the perfected print?


Hehe. Who catches the irony of this quote...

"She grew up in Yosemite. She was an intelligent, well-read woman. I find it hard to believe she would mispell those names," he said.
07/27/2010 11:55:11 PM · #21
200 mill in 25 years... he'll croak by then! He's already 64.
07/28/2010 01:23:33 AM · #22
Originally posted by DrAchoo:

Originally posted by George:

Oh wait - they might not be his. The article also brings up an interesting point - is it an Ansel Adams negative that we really treasure as "his work," or is it his finished product, the perfected print?


Hehe. Who catches the irony of this quote...

"She grew up in Yosemite. She was an intelligent, well-read woman. I find it hard to believe she would mispell those names," he said.


It's very easy to mispel thins. Go eazy on her.
07/28/2010 02:01:28 AM · #23
Ansel Adams heirs skeptical about lost negatives claim.
BEVERLY HILLS A trove of old glass negatives bought at a garage sale for $45 has been authenticated as the lost work of Ansel Adams and worth at least $200 million, an attorney for the owner said today, but the iconic photographer's representatives dismissed the claim as a fraud and said they're worthless.
Read the complete article:
http://www.mercurynews.com/nation-world/ci_15613280?source=rss

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/nation/7127384.html
07/28/2010 09:07:52 AM · #24
Originally posted by ThingFish:

Ansel Adams heirs skeptical about lost negatives claim.
BEVERLY HILLS A trove of old glass negatives bought at a garage sale for $45 has been authenticated as the lost work of Ansel Adams and worth at least $200 million, an attorney for the owner said today, but the iconic photographer's representatives dismissed the claim as a fraud and said they're worthless.
Read the complete article:
http://www.mercurynews.com/nation-world/ci_15613280?source=rss

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/nation/7127384.html

Dude Sir, didn't I just post this?

Message edited by author 2010-07-28 09:08:08.
07/28/2010 07:53:07 PM · #25
Kinda soft, I don't like the black and white effect. Try it next time without desaturation.

Also DNMC.

I'd give it a 4. Maybe next time try putting someone in the picture. Nobody likes pictures of mountains.
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