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05/14/2012 02:10:29 AM · #1
Ansel Adams III
Challenge Details: Take a photograph in the style of this famous black & white photographer.
Challenge Type: Member Challenge
Challenge Rules: Advanced Editing
Submission Deadline: Sunday, May 20th, 2012 (began May. 14th 2012)
Voting Dates: May. 21st 2012 - May. 27th 2012

Ansel Adams II
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05/14/2012 02:14:00 AM · #2
Hmmm... just got back from the Bavarian Alps and NOW this challenge comes up. Shoot me.
05/14/2012 02:24:13 AM · #3
So far away from Whistler :(
05/14/2012 02:28:25 AM · #4
I am going to be in Yosemite for the summer in TWO WEEKS! Could this challenge really not have waited a bit more?
05/14/2012 06:36:34 AM · #5
Originally posted by KristinaG:

I am going to be in Yosemite for the summer in TWO WEEKS! Could this challenge really not have waited a bit more?


It wouldn't have been a CHALLENGE for you then, now, would it? :-)

R.
05/14/2012 07:01:34 AM · #6
meh...
05/14/2012 07:12:34 AM · #7
Originally posted by mike_311:

meh...
blah...
05/14/2012 08:07:56 AM · #8
Well, no mountains near me but I'm hoping I can find time for this challenge. Great idea.
05/14/2012 08:12:15 AM · #9
Ansel Adams, the first HDR pioneer
The Digital Zone System
Showcase Of Water Photography In Black And White
05/14/2012 08:18:37 AM · #10
Ansel Adams didn't only shoot landscapes but it seems like a lot of similar challenges lately.
05/14/2012 08:20:27 AM · #11
Love this quote:
"He manipulated the work tremendously in the darkroom. He always said that the negative is the equivalent of the composer's score and the print is the equivalent of the conductor's performance, and the same piece of Mozart is conducted differently, performed differently, by different orchestras, different conductors, and Ansel performed his own negatives differently."

This is the strongest approval of Expert Editing I have ever seen.
05/14/2012 08:26:20 AM · #12
Originally posted by MargaretN:

Love this quote:
"He manipulated the work tremendously in the darkroom. He always said that the negative is the equivalent of the composer's score and the print is the equivalent of the conductor's performance, and the same piece of Mozart is conducted differently, performed differently, by different orchestras, different conductors, and Ansel performed his own negatives differently."

This is the strongest approval of Expert Editing I have ever seen.


I am pretty sure he never used aliens, or cloned himself into the shot 40 times. It is a good quote, though.

as to entering something other than a landscape, good luck. Its voter perception that matters. If we were on an "Oil Painting challenge" website, and the challenge was "Rembrandt"- you could enter a seascape, because he did do at least one, but it wouldn't be advisable.
05/14/2012 08:34:26 AM · #13
Originally posted by blindjustice:

I am pretty sure he never used aliens, or cloned himself into the shot 40 times.

Expert Editing is about having a choice, not about having to use all software techniques available.
05/14/2012 08:39:57 AM · #14
Originally posted by MargaretN:

Originally posted by blindjustice:

I am pretty sure he never used aliens, or cloned himself into the shot 40 times.

Expert Editing is about having a choice, not about having to use all software techniques available.


+1
05/14/2012 09:57:34 AM · #15
Originally posted by MargaretN:

Originally posted by blindjustice:

I am pretty sure he never used aliens, or cloned himself into the shot 40 times.

Expert Editing is about having a choice, not about having to use all software techniques available.


I agree personally about the "choice," it just seems that when we use the term "expert editing" on DPC it is not what Ansel Adams thought of "expert editing" and my point was based upon that notion, the fact that Adams stayed photographic in nature, not fantasy cartoonish in nature. Perhaps you could make the argument that he would have done the "expert editing" that we at DPC know and love, if he had it available to him.
05/14/2012 10:14:22 AM · #16
Originally posted by MargaretN:

Love this quote:
"He manipulated the work tremendously in the darkroom. He always said that the negative is the equivalent of the composer's score and the print is the equivalent of the conductor's performance, and the same piece of Mozart is conducted differently, performed differently, by different orchestras, different conductors, and Ansel performed his own negatives differently."

This is the strongest approval of Expert Editing I have ever seen.

Everything I've read and heard (from his assistants) indicates that all of his processing techniques would fall within the DPC Advanced Rules guidelines.
05/14/2012 12:17:57 PM · #17
i wish this were a LONGER challenge... some of live in blah-ville, and travel to the big open sky areas takes more planning and time...

;-(

(and, of course, i'm heading to Monterey for a business trip the day the challenge ENDS!!!...)
05/14/2012 12:29:01 PM · #18
Originally posted by mefnj:

some of [us] live in blah-ville,



blah-ville inst the word...
05/14/2012 12:54:01 PM · #19
Originally posted by GeneralE:

Originally posted by MargaretN:

Love this quote:
"He manipulated the work tremendously in the darkroom. He always said that the negative is the equivalent of the composer's score and the print is the equivalent of the conductor's performance, and the same piece of Mozart is conducted differently, performed differently, by different orchestras, different conductors, and Ansel performed his own negatives differently."

This is the strongest approval of Expert Editing I have ever seen.

Everything I've read and heard (from his assistants) indicates that all of his processing techniques would fall within the DPC Advanced Rules guidelines.


Affirmative on that. "Advanced Editing" is Ansel's ruleset. For famous photographers who did "Expert Editing" before the days of Photoshop, look no further than Jerry Uelsmann, folks :-)

In fact, HE'D make a lovely expert challenge topic.

R.

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05/14/2012 01:32:12 PM · #20
Damn I really want to enter this challenge, if just to attempt to pay homage. I fear I won't be able to find or be anywhere near an "Ansel" enough scene to enter in the time given as I am traveling, busy, and not going to be able to partake for at least another month.. Maybe I can find something that fits. I have been voting when I have time though, and It will be awesome sights to vote on this one I am sure.
05/14/2012 05:49:03 PM · #21
Records of the National Park Service
Ansel Adams Photographs
05/17/2012 07:04:45 PM · #22
Dang! Not enough time (or $8,000) to order the new Leica Monochrom B&W digital camera ... :-(
05/17/2012 07:33:58 PM · #23
i hope there is atleast one real Ansel thrown in for measure...
05/18/2012 05:29:08 AM · #24
Sad thing is that most voters will be misinterpreting the "in the style of Ansel Adams" I live in Holland so obviously cannot enter a photo of the Tetons or a mountain range but i can enter a photo of a Dutch landscape or windmill processed in the style of Ansel Adams but most voters will probably not see that as "the style of Ansel Adams" as they are looking for images that resemble the images Ansel took and they will be overlooking that the image of a Dutch canal or windmill has actually been processed in the style of Ansel Adams. Just thinking out aloud actually :)
05/18/2012 05:42:08 AM · #25
Originally posted by JustFred:

Sad thing is that most voters will be misinterpreting the "in the style of Ansel Adams" I live in Holland so obviously cannot enter a photo of the Tetons or a mountain range but i can enter a photo of a Dutch landscape or windmill processed in the style of Ansel Adams but most voters will probably not see that as "the style of Ansel Adams" as they are looking for images that resemble the images Ansel took and they will be overlooking that the image of a Dutch canal or windmill has actually been processed in the style of Ansel Adams. Just thinking out aloud actually :)

Barns, churches and windmills were subjects photographed by Ansel Adams. Search the web. There are fine examples. He didn't corner himself into a "mountains only" genre. I know I will be looking for style of Ansel Adams, irrespective of subject.
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