Re: Would Ansel Adams use Photoshop?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by ray, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. ray

    ray Guest

    On Sun, 05 Aug 2012 11:34:56 -0400, Alan Browne wrote:

    > This question pops up from time to time and the general conclusion seems
    > to be "Yes, and probably very effectively!"
    >
    > But would AA lower himself to cheap parlor tricks in PS?
    >
    > You betcha!
    >
    > At the Peabody Essex Museum (Salem, MA) exhibit "At the water's edge"
    > there is one photo that seemed too pat, too symmetrical. I zoomed in
    > with my feet to look at the way the water splashing seemed to
    > criss-cross... then looking at the patterns of the boulders it was clear
    > that he had taken the same scene twice, maybe an hour apart. And then
    > reversed one of the negatives atop the other to make the print (or
    > exposed the paper with each). There was just a slight vertical offset.
    >
    > "Cascade, Yosemite" ca. 1968
    >
    > Naughty boy our Ansel.


    I suspect he would. But why would it matter? Most of us are only mortals.
    It doesn't matter much if you know how to use a photo editor if you don't
    know what you want you're after.
     
    ray, Aug 6, 2012
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