Blogging A to Z Challenge: A is for Ansel Adams

“Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communication, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.”

Ansel Adams

I chose Mr. Adams to start my A to Z Challenge as I have always admired his nature photography… take a look at some of his work on his website The Ansel Adams Gallery. His dramatic black and white photos have such emotions tied into them… they are stunning.

In case you are new here, I have taken part in the A to Z Challenge unofficially a couple of years now and this year I have decided to do the theme of quotes. Let’s hope it is a fun and educational month!

Three Day Quote Challenge – Day 2

I have been nominated by Fandango over at This, That, And The Other for the three-day quote challenge. Thanks Fandango for this opportunity to share some of my favorite words!

First the rules:
1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Post a quote for three consecutive days – one quote per day.
3. Nominate three bloggers each day and let them know about it.

As I stated on Day 1 I thought more of people than quotes when I came to this challenge.  Looking at it that way also gives me more of a chance to explore the things my favorite people had to say.  Today I focus on my love of photography and nature.  One of my favorite photographers is Ansel Adams.  He can display things from nature that are truly breathtaking.  A search of his quotes led me to this one…

“A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.” – Ansel Adams

I have felt a deeper love of the photographs that I took because of feelings along with beauty, than just something pretty… does that make sense?  I strive for a great photograph rather than just a snapshot.

I now must do my least favorite thing and nominate three more people for this.  Remember this  is just for fun and not an obligation to do so, but I hope you share the words you love.  Today I nominate: