Ansel Adams' Essays:

Warda Asaba
Lauren Bell
David Bituin
David Bituin: Rewrite
Jing Chen
Johnson Chen
Jeffrey Cheng
Lori Cheng
Joseph Chiang
Kura L. Cohen
Nancy Gallegos
Jeff Huang
Jeremy Hui
Keithrie Jennings
Christina Khalil
May Dan Kuang
Rowena Kumar
Joseph Laurente
David Liang
Ling Liang
Diana Lu
Yan Jun Lu
Cherry Mendoza
Diana Merino
Nancy Nguyen
Patricia Nolan
David Nguyen
Nancy Nguyen
Cristal Romero
David Ross
Sam Tang
Bich Ha Tran
Helen Tran
Jonathan Valesquez
Michael Vo
Christina Wagner-Jones
Christina Wagner-Jones Rewrite
Kenny Wrong
Peter Wong
Angel Xie
Calvin Yao
Peter Yee
Derell Young
Danny Yu
Danny Yu: Rewrite
Pei Xian Yu

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Ansel Adams Essays

October, 24, 2001

Warda Asaba

This American photographer was known for all the black and white photographs of the wilderness and landscapes etc. At first he was trained to be a concert pianist. Then he realize that his interest was in photography which soon began during 1916 when he was going to Yosemite Park Trip. I thought that this was what made a big influence to what he liked to do. Ansel Adam spends most of his time photographing in the National Parks. He served as a Sierra club official photographer.

Adam Ansel lived in Yosemite for years and photographed it in a great detail like completely ; landscapes. Like the photograph of Cathedral Peak and Lake. I thought it had a strong point on what he likes to take picture of. The picture is black and white it has an image of tall mountains, forest trees background, lakes, and a rocky area. The photo looked like it was in a the biome of Tundra snowy mountain. I think that he took this photo because he was amazed of how landscapes pictures looked nice or he probably thought that this was something that people like to see and learn.

My thoughts and feelings to his photography is that his pictures looked interesting it just somehow fits into science. I find out that he likes taking pictures of landscapes figures. Ansel Adam's photo has something to do with Biology because the picture relate to the aspect of life.. Maybe the photograph might represents the way he likes to study different things about life. Also he might took pictures of landscapes because it could shows people thoughts about how or what it like to look at beautiful nature is like.

Not only taking pictures of the Tundra but of the other things like the one I saw on the museum, it was a photo of waterfall and lots photos about mountains. I think he is an inspirational to all of his photo they're cool and detail. The world that he lives in has things about nature. Ansel Adam didn't take any lesson of photography but he goes to trips that just inspires him.

One of the things that caught my attention was that the way he took pictures of trees and like one of them was a photo of a tree trunk. Its called the Tree Detail this made me realize that trees are living organism too which has to do with biology. Taking photographs of landscapes inspires him because its interesting to see. Also one of my favorite photo was the Mount Whitney it had a lot of scrambled rocks on top of it which looks like a big chocolate ice cream scoop with chocolate pieces. All that photograph make him counts as an artist.

Lauren Bell

Ansel Adams was a photographer, He died in 1984 he never used color only black and white. He mostly took pictures of geographical terrain. In Alaska, china, Australia, and all over the world. The ones I liked the most were the pictures of the waterfalls and sunsets.

From his perspective I think he was an honest man, Just trying to capture what's really going on. I heard that in world war 2 Ansel Adams was thought of photographing the world war but he was really taking pictures of waterfalls and other nature things.

In the first room the beginning he pictured some pictures of flowers and trees and the one of lake George. I think in this room his energy was focused on mother nature.

The next room the crux Ansel Adams focused on more grass and rocks and water. In this room he was probably thinking of water and ocean biome.

The Third room the learning room, Ansel Adams showed lots of rocks and mountainous regions.

The fourth room the motive room. It describes reasons for his art the motive. Lakes and Rivers are featured.

Next is the responsibility room showing glaciers and gessers. Especially old faithful. Which is really tall.

The last room was reconsidered 2 pictures of lakes and a Waterfall. He focused on this because it shows the nature of water.

I really enjoyed this field trip and I hope we could do another one soon. The only thing I didn't like was the pictures of naked cut up bodies and the pictures of the things and the guts being took out of the picture.

David Bituin

When Ansel Adams was growing up the world was different from what it is now. The world was more beautiful and that's why he started to photograph it. The world seemed much more calm than it is now without all the media and problems throughout the world. Ansel Adams seemed to have enjoyed nature and he showed that through his pictures. The world had less problems by pollution and the chopping of trees was a less of a problem because he seemed to have taken a lot of pictures of trees and different things.

Ansel Adams probably had a liking to nature and understood how beautiful it was. He understood how important it is to just appreciate what we have. He wanted to show that through his pictures and show other people just how beautiful nature was. He probably believed that landscapes were the hardest to photograph as well but that didn't stop him from taking pictures of it. He went through the changes with nature as he got older. He loved nature and that's why he took so many pictures of it. He enjoyed going outside to appreciate the world. He wanted to really show people how beautiful nature was and I think that he accomplished that.

Ansel Adams took thousands and thousands of pictures and not every one of them are great. He practiced to take the beautiful pictures that he did. He also took so many that during that time he learned how to take the pictures from the angle to make it seem like art. He loved nature so much that it opened up to him allowing him to take pictures that no one else could. He has been taking pictures his whole life and he has learned from his mistakes to make each picture even better. He keeps every one of his pictures so he can study it and see any way that he could improve it to his liking.

Nature is very beautiful and that's probably what Ansel Adams realized and that's why he became a photographer. He wanted to show other people how beautiful it was and that influenced him to take pictures of nature and landscapes to show his perspective. He was probably artistic since he was a child and he probably saw things how other people didn't and probably wanted to capture it and show people what he saw. He did that very well and that's why many people appreciate his paintings and respect him very much for all the hard work that he did.

Ansel Adams during World War 2 still continued to take pictures of nature while other photographers took pictures of the war. Ansel Adams probably believed that people didn't want to think about the war and wanted to lighten people's hearts with pictures of how beautiful nature is. He didn't want to think about the war either and probably took pictures of nature. He also probably wanted to be different from everyone else because everyone was taking pictures of the war and maybe people didn't want to see that so he decided to continue taking pictures of nature during the time of war.

During the end of Ansel Adams career Ansel Adams began to take pictures of different things and start to take less pictures. He probably wanted to experience what he has been taking pictures of for his whole life. He became more of a person to take pictures of different things like people and landscapes from a variety of different places. He realized that people have seen his pictures and that it is harder for him to see nature how he once did. He started to take less and less pictures and started to become more involved with nature itself.

David Bituin: Rewrite

When Ansel Adams was growing up the world was different from what it is now. The world was more beautiful and that's why he started to photograph it. His early paintings were abstract and look as if they were taken by an amateur. He took a variety of pictures in his early stages and didn't focus on one main theme just yet. He seemed to be drifting towards flowers and nature during his early years. The world seemed much more calm than it is now without all the media and problems throughout the world. Ansel Adams seemed to have enjoyed nature and he showed that through his pictures. The world had less problems by pollution and the chopping of trees was a less of a problem because he seemed to have taken a lot of pictures of trees and different things.

Ansel Adams probably had a liking to nature and understood how beautiful it was. He understood how important it is to just appreciate what we have. He wanted to show that through his pictures and show other people just how beautiful nature was. He did this by showing us pictures of beautiful landscapes like flowers and mountains with beautiful lighting. He also continued to do things in an abstract way. He probably believed that landscapes were the hardest to photograph as well but that didn't stop him from taking pictures of it. He went through the changes with nature as he got older. He loved nature and that's why he took so many pictures of it. He enjoyed going outside to appreciate the world. He wanted to really show people how beautiful nature was and I think that he accomplished that.

Ansel Adams took thousands and thousands of pictures and not every one of them are great. He practiced to take the beautiful pictures that he did. He also took so many that during that time he learned how to take the pictures from the angle to make it seem like art. He loved nature so much that it opened up to him allowing him to take pictures that no one else could. He has been taking pictures his whole life and he has learned from his mistakes to make each picture even better. He took pictures of a different variety of things during his learning period and it really showed that he was learning how to take better pictures. You could tell that he was learning by the way he took pictures of the trees or the canyons. He keeps every one of his pictures so he can study it and see any way that he could improve it to his liking.

Nature is very beautiful and that's probably what Ansel Adams realized and that's why he became a photographer. He realized how beautiful nature was by taking pictures of the moon and he realized that he wanted to become a photographer because of such pictures as oak trees and the moon and how it affects us. He wanted to show other people how beautiful it was and that influenced him to take pictures of nature and landscapes to show his perspective. He was probably artistic since he was a child and he probably saw things how other people didn't and probably wanted to capture it and show people what he saw. He did that very well and that's why many people appreciate his paintings and respect him very much for all the hard work that he did.

Ansel Adams during World War 2 still continued to take pictures of nature while other photographers took pictures of the war. Ansel Adams probably believed that people didn't want to think about the war and wanted to lighten people's hearts with pictures of how beautiful nature is. He didn't want to think about the war either and probably took pictures of nature. He also probably wanted to be different from everyone else because everyone was taking pictures of the war and maybe people didn't want to see that so he decided to continue taking pictures of nature during the time of war.

During the end of Ansel Adams career Ansel Adams began to take pictures of different things and start to take less pictures. He probably wanted to experience what he has been taking pictures of for his whole life. He started to take pictures of people again and of things that he had not yet explored yet. He seemed to be more interested in more of the same thing during the end of his career. He became more of a person to take pictures of different things like people and landscapes from a variety of different places. He realized that people have seen his pictures and that it is harder for him to see nature how he once did. He started to take less and less pictures and started to become more involved with nature itself.

Jing Chen

Adams, Ansel Easton (1902-1984), he's an American photographer, spent much of his life time photographing in the national parks, known as the black and white picture he took of Yosemite National Park, the California coast. He took pictures in other wilderness areas of the American West. Adams' pictures shown details and the he spent much time on the tonality. His pictures made him as a technical master of the black - white pictures. The exhibit in San Francisco Museum of Modern Arts, Ansel Adams at 100, showed all of his hard work. The six rooms, each room symbolize different moments in his life as a photographer. They are Beginning, Crux, Learning, Motive, Responsibility, and Reconsideration. Every room fills with his entire hard work art piece, and each room has its own theme. All of his hard works are feature. You might see the pictures look like the same, but if you stand close to them, they are different. Adams chose to photograph the landscapes when they are hardest to photograph I think because it's the best time to catch the landscapes' nature.

You will see several painting in the Beginning room, with some black and white photos; the one I like was "The Sea Cope Split Maine", this painting shows the waves in the ocean. The waves seem like so strong, it's like the breakers sent up a fountain of spray. I like this painting because it is so real, and it shows that waves have strong power. The other art piece I like was "Two Shells", with swam on it. It was a beautiful picture from my point of view.

The next room named Crux; you will see the photos he took in his early life time of being an artist. All of the photos are black and white. It's about the mountains, the one I like the most was "Mountain Whitney from the West, Sierra Nevada", the mountains and hills show in different forms cover with the snow on the top of the mountains and hills. I wonder why these photos relate to Cruz, however, I think because these are the early photos he took; it might be the turning point of his artist life.

After Crux, we entered the room called Learning; the photos in this room are taken in landscapes. It's mostly about the ground photos such as oceans, hills, grasslands, and etc. I like the photo named "Thunderstorm over the Great", this photo looks like the sky is going to rain, the sky is dark, I think that's why the title named with "thunderstorm". Another photo I like was "Peak on Glacier Ridge", it shows the summit of the mountain, it is rocky.

Later, we came into the room called Motive. It leads us to another view of his photos. The photos made the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range so popular. He drives the capture in the photographs the vistas. The one I interesting in is called "Locust Tress in Snow", this photo looks like a Christmas tree cover with snow. The other one I like is "Merced River", the river reflects the view from it's above.

Next, we entered the room named Responsibility; it's a room that shows a turning point of Ansel Adams. The turning point is he made from the sense of his responsibility to America. It seems like he wants to improve his work more and more, and try to achieve more and more as an artist. The one which I interesting in the most is "Grass", I think it took place in grassland. I like this because we are doing a biome project on grassland.

The day was almost over, and we got a little rush. Since we do not have enough time to enter the last room-Reconsideration, a room where Ansel Adams revisited his direction as an artist. Thought we do not have a chance to see the photos in the last room, but I believe that all the photos in the room can make us acclaim as the acme of perfection, because I was interesting in all his art work. Though all his photos are in black and white, but in my eyes, they are so colorful.

I heard that Ansel Adams did not take any lessons in photographing; he could become such a great photographer, because he follows his sense perception. Many photographers took pictures during the WWII, but Ansel Adams did not. He believes that nature is an art, he cannot capture every moment of its beautiful view. Maybe war is terrible and depress to him, that's why he did not want to take photos during the war. The photos he took are more peaceful, it's naturally, and it's pure. Even though he did not take any photographing lessons, he still can take the amazing photos, and I really admire that. Maybe we do not have to learn everything in order to do well at it, maybe it's inherent. I would say he born with those special technique and to do well in it. That's why the photos he took are so amazing.

Johnson Chen

In the world, many people present what they think about the world by different way. In the American, there is a photographer named Ansel Adams. He takes a lot of picture. He spent much of his life in photographing. He tries to represent the feeling of him. In the room, there is different photo of different place. And shows that his different feeling of different place. On 10/09/2001 we went to the Museum Of Modern arts for a trip. And we have visited six rooms.

The first room is call beginning, it is a printing and some picture of Ansel Adams. During Ansel Adams grew up, the world are fall behind, event in American. But he keep searching his interest.

The second room is call Crux. This room had some picture that Ansel had photograph. And those pictures and photographs are some rock and hills. Event he meet the hardest problem. And in the landscapes is the hardest thing to photographing. Because landscapes are changing in every second. And landscapes is unfathomable. So the landscapes is the hardest thing to photograph.

In the third room is call learning. Those picture are shows how Ansel learning photographing. He went to the mountain and taking the photo of it. Because the world fall behind, so Ansel Adams didn't go to any school, or take any lesson of the photography. And he all learn by his personal experience. Just like a baby learning taking. He work hard and hard to become a greatest photographer. And learn from his experience.

The fourth room is call Motive. The room shows the change of Ansel. When you are keep working, you will feel the job gives you power to work more hard in your job. That is the way that Ansel Adams work, so he working great in his job. And he thought photograph is an interested.

The fifth room is call Responsibility. In the World War II all the photographer are busy in the front line. Because they have to taking photo of the World War II . So they had their own responsibility, and Ansel Adams had his own responsibility. He took part in his first photography workshop at Yosemite in 1940 , and from 1955 to 19$1, he held annual photography workshop there. He took photographs of the Japanese Americans held in internment camps during World War II.

The last room call Reconsideration. In the room shows you he find what he want to do with it. When he feel, he is behind. He keep training himself to become pattern. And learn more and more.

In the world nothing is hard to do with. If you think and you wand to do it, then you can do it. Ansel is that kind of person. He catch his hope and finish the thing that he wants to do.

Jeffrey Cheng

This Essay is going to be about a photographer, who was famous for his black and white photos of the yosemite National park. Photography is another way to express your artistic. Instead of paintings, sculptures. To me I think that art should be really detailed, and colorful. But Ansel Adams had a more creative way to make art. It was to Take Photos and theres a smaller percentage to mess up then painting or to sculpting. So in this essay you will understand the world that Ansel Adams grew up in, After observing the Photos by Ansel Adam, it has show me how beautiful the world can get, and to me I think that Ansel Adams Photos is a way for him to tell his viewers a meesage, to tell them that if we do not keep the earth clean, then all those beautiful sites would be gone for good.

To Ansel Adams Grew up in a world with nothing but beautiful sites, it seems so peaceful, and all his photos contians nothing but natural things coming from the earth itself, so for examples he took a picture of a mountian containing water reflection of the mountian. Which he Called Lake George, his photos didn't only contained objects of flowers mountains trees, it also contained people in his next piece which was called Decoration for over mantel, which contained a beautiful colorful landscape with a man sitting down on a small hill enjoying the view. This photo is pretty special because out of all the photos I've seen, this was the only photo with a person in a photo.

In Ansel Adams oppinion landscape was the hardest because landscapes usually change because, theres often rain, to keep it healthy. so it probably often rains alot. To keep a landscape so green, so beautiful. So maybe that's why it's so hard to take good photos of good landscapes.

Ansel Adams actually taught himself by learning from his own mistakes. Like a true master. First of all there were six rooms, so that probably means that. It was the levels that Ansel Adams was in. Such as the beginning room, which was probably the first photos he ever took. And on his way up to Crux, to learning probably means he's learning more and more. To motive, responsibility. then finally to reconsideration.

I think that Ansel Adams was motivated to become a photographer. because he nows that a landscape, mountain or lake may not be there forever. So it's his job to capture the objects into his photos to keep them alive forever.

He took photos of the Yosemite valley which contained mountians, trees, thunderstorms, and a photo called board street, it's a street with building and street lights. This might be a time for him to express his feeling, because of world war 2, the valley representing how much he craves for peace, and the board street representing how scared everyone was during that time. And the second valley with the thunderstorm might stand for the war that was going on.

This is where his last room comes in which is call reconsideration, his photo which was called cypress and fog. This photo looks like a time when he's really confuse, all the fog representing that he's confuse. And theres another photo with a waterfall with a cliff, which represents a moment for him to step down from his career.

So In conclusion all of this stuff about Ansel Adams, was pretty interesting all the photos that he took. It's sort of like a biography about his life, with photos. He have taken a photo of all the most beautiful sites you can possibly see in a life time, so this really pushes me to a higher level of respect to art, even photography.

Lori Cheng

Ansel Adams, just who was this person? Born in 1902, he's an American photographer known for his black and white colored photographs. Growing up, he spent his life taking pictures of national parks like Yosemite and other wilderness areas. Every photograph he took shows the intimate detail of a landscape, which makes his pictures different from others. I think Ansel Adams decided to take pictures of landscapes because maybe he thought it was different and interesting. Also, he might have wanted a challenge. In the exhibit, there were a total of six different theme rooms. I think that each photograph in the room share the same meaning or has something in common. In the following paragraphs, you will read my thoughts on what I think of the photographs mean in each room.

The first room was called Beginning. I looked at a photo of some people just standing there, which was called Crowd, San Francisco. It showed a man's full head and shoulders of others. I think this picture relates to the beginning because it's when a person starts their life all grown up. It's the beginning and there's a lot more to come. Maybe these people gathered for a start of something, like a protest. That picture and the others were probably his first photographs taken.

The second room was Crux, which also means center or defining point. There were three photographs I found interesting: Thunderstorm Over the Great Plains, Flower and Rock, and Clouds, Kings River Divide. They all seem to be at the center or at a point in its location. They all had some kind of plants in them and reminded me of the outdoors. I think his meaning of these pictures was the great outdoors and the smell of wilderness. It was at different places but still had the same thoughts and feelings.

The third room was called Learning. What the photos I saw had in common was that the images were taken at the peak of something. I think his meaning was that when you are at the top of something, you could learn and see more than if you are at the bottom. Most of the pictures were of mountains with snow, which was the peak.

The fourth room was called Motive. This room of photos, I didn't really understand. The similarities I saw between the pictures were based on tree trunks at some sort and mountains covered in snow. I don't know what Motive and the things symbolize but the pictures were very interesting.

The fifth room was called Responsibility. The pictures in this room were dealing with the ocean, splashes and rocks in the ocean. l think they symbolize the anger he might of felt about something. I think the splashing represent himself being flicked off and something exploded inside of him just like a splash in the ocean. Maybe he could have prevented whatever happened if he was responsible.

The sixth and last room was called Reconsideration. The photo I looked at was called El Captain Park, located in Yosemite Park. It showed a waterfall, with a forest at the bottom. I think he put behind his past mistakes and moved on by taking this picture where it seemed like a happy and peaceful place.

Basically, I think that his photos were all about his personal feelings and life laid out in photos, which represented how he felt. Maybe he just took pictures which best showed himself without realizing that his photos were art. He probably didn't know how to express himself so he turned to a camera. He needed something to express himself and took photographs just to do that. Every photographer has their own reason why they do take pictures but my reason could be the many other reasons he decided to be a photographer. He wanted inspiration and turned to his feelings, that's what I think.

Joseph Chiang

Ansel Adams was a famous American photographer who excelled in photographing landscapes. He lived from 1902 to 1984 and is renowned for his black and white photographs of Yosemite and other woodland areas. Adams also spent much of his life taking pictures of other national parks, but he also had many other activities and achievements. In 1932, Adams and several other photographers started a group called f/64, who were devoted to taking pictures in sharp focus. In 1935, he published Making a Photograph, the first of several technical manuals. Later, in 1940, he helped start the photography department in the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the first department of that kind in any museum.

In the first room of the museum, which was named Beginning, I found several paintings that happened to catch my eye. One was named Lake George, and it was a painting depicting an overview shot of a lake with several mountains or a row of hills in the distance. Another was called Dancing Trees, and it was a painting showing several trees branching into each other, like as if they were holding hands. The third was called Decoration for Overmantle, and it showed a picture from a beachside cliff with what appeared to be a boat in the distance, and a person in the shade of a tree, back to us and looking over the water. The final one that I felt caught my eye was called Silver Ball #2. It was a picture showing a "moon" and a sun in the distance. The moon is brightly lit by the sun and looks almost like it was something else.

The second room, which was named Crux, held Adam's first work. One of the pictures there was called Dead Tree Stump, and just as the name implies, it was a picture of a dead tree stump. Another was called Rocks and Grass, which was a picture of a lake or marsh with what looked like a turtle in it. The third was Golden Canyon, and that was a photo of a mountain that resembled a sand dune. That last one that I liked was called Santa Elena Canyon. It was a picture of two mountains appearing out of nowhere with a narrow vertical canyon in the middle.

The next room was called Learning. One of the paintings that I found interesting was called Helmet rock. It was a picture showing a square stone pillar in the ocean, just beyond the edge of the beach. Another painting was called Summit of Mt. Res. This was a photo of what I believe was a ski slope. The last one was called Pinchot pass. This one was an image of a volcano, or it could have been a snowcapped mountain.

The forth room was named Motive. It had several of Adams' work, including one named Locust Trees in Snow. The picture, like the name, showed two locust trees in the snow. Another one was named Wood detail. This one appeared to be a trunk of wood that had an ear-shaped hole in it. The third was called Snag near Scotia. This one was a tree stump that I thought resembled a building.

The fifth room was named Responsibility. This one had much sharper images and also slightly more detail. One of the pictures was called Old Faithful Geyser. It showed an image of the famous Old Faithful geyser in Yellowstone National Park.

Old Faithful, was at the time, shooting water into the sky. Another one was Clearing Winter Storm. This one was a picture showing a storm just barely clearing up from a position in a valley. The last one that I felt was interesting in this room was named Broad Street. This one showed a very sharp and highly detailed picture of what looked like a New York City street.

The last room was named Reconsideration. This was probably full of Adams' last pieces. One of the pictures was named Cypress and Fog. This one photo showed a somewhat close-up of a cypress with some thick fog in the background. The next photograph was Upper Yosemite Fall. This one showed an incredibly cool shot of an avalanche off of the edge of a cliff. The last photo that I saw and wrote about was named Lower Yosemite Fall, and it showed a very narrow waterfall in what looked like a small inconspicuous valley.

There are a lot of other photographs in all of those rooms, but these were a few that really caught my eye. From his photographs, anyone can tell that Ansel Adams was an extremely talented landscape photographer, and he apparently liked the outdoors and nature.

 

Kura L. Cohen

Ansel Adams was an American photographer known for his black and white photographs. Adams took most of his pictures of Yosemite National Park, the California coast, and other wilderness areas of the American west. He decided to take pictures of landscapes even though they were the hardest to take pictures of because he was influenced greatly by past photographers like: Manuel Alvarez-Bravo, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Walker Evans.

When Ansel Adams grew up it was very different from the way it is now. Things that are important to people now wasn't important then. There was no television to watch so kids spent even more time outside. Since he was always outside his first picture was of the wilderness.

Ansel Adams taught himself how to photograph. He started off as an amateur. Each picture he did he got better because he learned from his mistakes. Learning from his mistakes he developed an eye for photographer helping him to choose, which pictures to publish.

Adams is an outstanding photographer. People who look at his work are very grateful for his pictures of the natural world. In Responsibility, Ansel Adams took pictures in great detail. His work made you forget about everything disruptive in the world and see how beautiful it actual is. His pictures are not illusions or inventions of the imagination but real parts of the real world.

After years of photographing, Adams became a perfectionist. He went back to his past work from the beginning of his career and re-took them to better his audience's perception.

By the end of Ansel Adams life he made tens of thousands of negatives and completed hundreds of photographs of American landscapes. Most of the pictures were in the United States west of the Rocky Mountains. He also took pictures of Yosemite National Park, California's coast, and other parts of the American west.

Nancy Gallegos

There is lot of trees. Other one was Mount Whitney this is like there a lot of trees. We went to the museum and we went to look at the American Photographer Adams

Angel Easton. Where we went first was beginning. What I saw went he was beginning to take pictures was this one that was called Driftwood, Maine what it look like there where wood all around tied together. He was really focusing in these pictures. I another one was Magnolia Blossom This look like if this flower was getting A live it was very interesting. This was like if he was just staring and he was putting everything together.

Then I went to crux there I saw some good picture they were very interesting. I saw picture it was called Rock and Grass this look like it there was this place that was very peaceful that nobody could bother you it had trees and it was very quite that there nobody you could be free. Other one that I saw was leaves on pool it was a lake that has plant all over. Other one was Clouds kings river this look like peace and quite place an there were clouds floating in the air and there where a lot of big mountain of rocks. What he trying to say here is that now he is getting contrable showing his work? That he feels more comfortable in the mountain that he loves the work in a peaceful place.

Then we went to the learning there I saw three picture that I loved one was called Rock Face And Trees in Winter what this tells me is that there are leaves that are about to seem that is cool but at the same time hot. And another one was Pool volume Meadow that has a lake that has leaves all over. I think was learning about lakes and how to observe the material and he want us to see hoe the lake an are in winter.

Then we went to the Motive this was cool to. There I saw three pictures In the Sierra Nevada this look like they're where big trees to seem have arms. Then another picture was Rocks, Alabama hills this is like lots big rock gathering together. Another one was Heaven's peak there where this big mountain covered with snow and the sky full with clouds. I think that this tell me that he was trying to experience the tree lives and the winter and explode the winter. To learn new thing maybe he's motive is taking picture of trees.

Then we went to Responsibility there I got tree pictures Surf sequence it like the water is taking over the sand. Another one was Gass (sequence) what this tells me there a lot of leaves where the wind is pushing the trees leaves and there about to fall. Another is Thunderstorms what this is like lots of mountain with full of fog the mountain are full of snow it look very cool. I think that his responsibility is that to take over his care and work hard for it.

Then we went to the last place was Reconsideration I saw this one it was called Lower Yosemite fall there where some big mountain the water fall it look like the water is fog an d it very fast looking. Aspens this had big trees and it had like a forest full with plants. Then the last one I saw was Mount McKinley wonder lake it look like some big mounting cover with snow. It was very interesting maybe it was that he was trying to tell us is that he put everything together a put it all and try to figer which one he like more. That what we did in the field trip.

Jeff Huang

On 10/9/01, our family, l OX went to San Francisco Museum of Modern Arts for a field trip. We visited the exhibit by a photographer, Ansel Adams(1902- 1984). He is a famous photographer whom has taken all of his pictures in black and white. He never learned how to take any photographs in his entire life, but by looking at his photographs we can tell he's a great photographer. He spent the rest of his life taking pictures in the national parks named Yosemite. The motivated Ansel Adams to become a photographer, because he has interesting at photograph when he was young. We have visited six rooms of his work and each room represents a moment in his life and how he develops the skill in taking photos. I think the biome he did is Tropical Rain Forest.

The first room was name the Beginning, which contained many printings and photographs in the room. Most of the photos in this room were on oceans, lakes, and ponds. The first picture I saw is named The Sea, which the waves crush to the rock. The second picture is Mongolia Blossom, which the flower is opening. I think Ansel Adams takes them simply, because this was the first time he got in touch with taking photographs. He just knows how to take simple pictures and have the feel in taking it.

The second room was named Crux. This room shows how his earlier works have and experimenting. This time he took the picture about hill and rock. The first picture is Death Valley, which no plants and animals on it. Flower Rocks, which many flowers on the rock. These pictures show different sharps and look about the hill and rock. I think this time he was improved the experiment. So he started having education about taking photographs.

The third room was named Learning. The picture in the room shows more about Ansel's learning process. He went deeper about meaning of the pictures, taken different sections of the climate about the mountain. The first picture is called Pool Tuolumne Meadows, which the grass grows in the pool. The second picture is called Mt. Whitney, which a mountain covers by snow. I think Ansel Adams is more focus on the climate of mountain and how to take better picture.

The fourth room was named Motive. This room shows the motive of Ansel Adams's pictures. He took the picture about the vistas and landscapes that made the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range so popular. He described to photographs landscapes, when landscapes are the hardest things to photograph. Because he wanted to tell people hat he is a good Photographer. Even landscapes are the hardest things, but he still can take it as the best. The first picture is called Merced River, which the river reflect the views around it. The second picture is called Wood Detail, which shows a hole on the tree.

The fifth room was named Responsibility. This room shows the change of Ansel Adams. Those were the pictures of nation. Ansel Adams was changed, because he doubted some Japanese, who got put in the internment camps during WW2, are spy. He wanted to find out. That's why he took the pictures of nation.

The sixth room was named Reconsideration. This room shows Ansel Adams revisits his direction as an artist, because he was changed during WW2. After the War, he thought that his transform was wrong. He revisits his direction back.

It is not easy to become a great photographer without having any lessons of photography. Even Ansel Adams is successful on it. He learned how to photograph by his own without teachers. I think the reason he was successed, because he worked hard and did a lot of works to get the experiments.

Jeremy Hui

What did I experience from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Arts? Well I saw a lot of pictures he took and this tells me that he loves to take pictures. I could tell that these pictures are old fashion because of its style. The style of his pictures are black and white. The pictures I saw interested me when I saw these nice black and white photos. It shows me that black and white could be better than color pictures because to me it made me think what would it look like in color. So in my essay I will be talking about the history of Ansel Adams and his paintings.

Who is Ansel Adams? He is a American photographer known for his beautiful photographs of landscapes. Ansel was born in 1902 and died at 1984. From the pictures I saw from the museum, it looks like his life was pretty plain compared to the 20's. The black and white photos gave me that idea that technology wasn't good as it is now. I think the reason why he took mostly landscapes because he felt like it would show the beauty of nature from his point of view. I think the hardest to view is Thundercloud. To me this painting is Interesting to think of. I really enjoyed the scenery of it because its really hard to capture. Well I think it is hardest to capture is like filming a tornado. Ansel probably got lucky to find these clouds that form like this and the texture in it. I think when Ansel saw other photographers taking picture of World War II, he probably thought it was a bad thing. I think this because all his pictures are peaceful and since this is about war he probably don't like it. Another reason I think he disagree with the pictures of WWII is because it was a tragedy to him and that it was a bad war. There were probably a lot of dead and wounded bodies and it would be sick to photograph the people and the scenery.

First of all, before Ansel Adams became a professional photographer he was a professional musician. In 1920s, he then became a professional photographer. I notice that in all his landscape photos that he depending it on the lighting. I think that I know why he took photos of landscapes is because he knew it was hard to capture the view of it and if he did capture it then it would look nice so that people will admire it. Ansel Adams decided to become a photographer because to him it is fine art and ever since he visited the first museum collection of photography at New York City's Museum of Modern Art 1937. Ansel was a founder of the f/64 club. This f/64 club is mainly for photographers that take black and white photos. The f/64 has Edward Weston, Imogen, and including him, himself. I think Ansel became a good photographer is because he keeps practicing without any help. Also he probably became a good photographer because he took photos of landscapes which I saw back at the museum and back then didn't have a lot of that and since he got good photos of these landscapes he became a good photographer.

So since this is my first time ever looking at black and white photos of landscapes I think he is a good photographer. I could never take good photos of those landscapes. After I read about him, I learned that he formed a group called f/64 a photographer club and he played music during his lifetime.

Keithrie Jennings

Adams, Ansel Easton (1902-1984) was a famous American Photographer. He was well known for his black and white photographs of the landscape and great sights of the American West. He shot photographs of Yosemite National Park, the California coast, and other wilderness areas of the American West. Shooting Landscapes was the hardest part of photography, but he choose to shoot landscapes because he felt that landscape looks boring, but each one has a story behind it and he must capture it and bring out the objects inside feeling. He captured so much details from the beautiful landscapes he shot that when you looked at his photographs, it felt like you're in the pictures. He captured the mood of in each picture so perfectly with these black and white artwork that you can actually feel it. Ansel Adams was born in San Francisco, California. He was raised in a wealthy family. At first he was really interested in music and took classees and trained to be a concert pianist. But soon he began gain interest in photography and met another famous photographer named Paul Strand. Strand helped Adams change his soft-focus photographs which was very popular back then into a more sharp focus detailed photographs capturing his objects in black and white. Soon he quit pianist and moved to Yosemite in 1937 where he began his first artwork Ansel was also famous for his method, zone method which gave his pictures all the shades of back and white to really capture the detail.

In the SFMOMA exhibit there was a really big gallery devoted to Ansel Adams pictures called Ansel Adams at 100. This gal gallery showed all of Ansel Adam's fine v". Each one telling a different story. Each one expressing a different part of Ansel's life from his youth and adult age to different stages and moods of his life. The first part of the gallery is the Beginnings, showing how his youth age was like how he grew up. One of the pictures a liked from this part of the gallery is the Dancing Tree. It looked really dark and looked like a symbol of uniting beacause of all the crossing trees. It loked like a group trying to join together all the same kind and all slanted. I think this was part of his life where the world was in a big mess and everyone are all fighting. I think that he is trying to say that even though every thing is dark, we can still unite together.

His second part of photographs is called the Cruz. This part of the gallery is when he first started to gain interest in photography. This was part of his life was when he broke free and started to express his feelings and moods with photographs like these. On of the photographs was the Eagle Dance. It was a photograph of the man with a eagle costume doing this dance around this circle in this forest. I gives me this free and flying feeling. It's like you just escaped and broke free. I think that it means a new beginning. The eagle represents the symbol of freedom and new beginnings. This shows that this picture shows that Ansel is going to start photography and he is really feeling good about it and feels it going to bring good luck in the future.

The next part of the gallery is the Learning. This part of the gallery shows when Ansel is leaning more about his photographs and learning how to react with the object and then capture. He wants the world to see not only a boring mountain but a mountain that means something to him and expresses something. One of the photographs is the Rock Ridge. In this photograph, there is a big rock that is really close to the ocean. I think that in this photo, there is a big feeling lost feeling given out. Its like you're stranded some where and you are so far behind. I think that this photo means that Ansel is so much far behind in his photos and even though he is really good he still haven't reach his goal and there is so much still that he has to learn and do to get to his dream.

The other part of the gallery is the Motive. In this part of the gallery he shows all the great sites of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range that he had shot and taken pictures of that are really famous. He doesn't just show the great sight, he shows what they are famous for and capture their mood. He captures the sight so much and so detailed that you can actually feel like you are there. He also show the photographs in his own point of view and what does the object mean to him. One of the photos is the Tree Detail. In this photo there is a bark with line designs. To me this really got a individuality feeling to it like everyone and everything is different.

Then the gallery continues with Responsibility part of the gallery. In this part of the gallery, he shows how it was like living during the War. Instead of taking pictures of the war like the other photographers, he shot things that represent his country. He felt that the photos of the war will just bring sadness to others and show all the violence going on. He didn't want to show all the people dying. He wanted to make people happy and proud. He encourages people to be strong and proud with his photos. He shows that we have to join together and fight for what we are and what all this country is made of. One of the photos was Old Faithful. In this photo Ansel captures Old Faithful's beauty as it is about to gush out. This picture makes me proud and strong because Old Faithful is like one of America's greatest sites. Its one of a kind. It's like a flag that represents this country.

The last part of the gallery is the Reconsideration. In this part of the gallery, Ansel show his developed art and his expressive side where he is really focused on the object and not anything else. He puts everything aside and focuses on the object and what is inside it that he can bring out. One of the photos is the Winter Sunrise. This photo shows that there is hope. It gives me this happy feeling and that life is a precious thing . I think that Ansel's message is that life will get better and it's not over there is still hope.

After seeing the Ansel Adams' gallery, I feel a lot different about art. His pictures showed me that it's not just some boring picture, there's also a special message and a story behind it. We just don't look hard enough. To me Ansel Adams is one of the greatest photographers there is. He can actually make you feel the objects mood. He can express his feelings and thoughts with photographs and tell a special story with it.

Christina Khalil

The 10X family and I went on a field trip on Tuesday October 9th, 2001. We went to see Ansel Adams's photography work He's dead but we went to see some of the photos that he took while he was alive. There were six rooms; I think that each room represented a moment of his life when he started photographing, there were rooms that were called Beginning, Crux, Learning, Motive, Responsibility, and Reconsideration. Mostly all of his photos were nature photos. It looks like he was really into nature when he was alive. I also noticed that most of his photos related to the projects that we were doing in class, the biomes. He took some great pictures in the forests.

In the first room, Beginning, I think that he named it beginning because he started to begin his work. In that section there were only paintings. The first painting that I saw was called John Maren, it looked like a panting of a beach area, but I didn't like the way he painted it. The second painting that I saw in the Beginning area was Georgia O'Keeffe; it was a nice picture of an ocean with mountains in the back round The last picture that I saw in that section was called Edward Weston, it looked liked a shell sculpture, with the color white.

In the next room, Crux, now those were actual photographs that he took I think that Crux means that he started to take photos of nature. The first one that I saw was a man dancing with weird clothes on, the man looked Indian. This picture was called Eagle Dance and was token in Nevada. The second picture I saw was called North Dome from Glacier Point, in this picture was black mountains. The third one I saw in the Crux is was called Grass and Water. tulomne Meadows, this picture just showed Grass and Water. The last picture I saw in this area was called Lake and Cliffs, this picture was really nice, had nice lake and wooden walls surrounding the lake.

Learning was the third room, and I think this was the time when he learned new things about nature and photographs. Mount Clarence was a really nice picture of snowy mountains. The second picture that I saw in this section was called Vernal Fall through Tree; this photo just showed trees, mountains, and was a white and brown photo. The last picture I saw in the Learning section was called mount Whitney that was taken in Nevada. It was a picture of rocks, mountains and a small lake: This picture looked like it was really old because of the way it was designed.

The next room that I went to was Motive. I think he named it motive because he started to get the hang of his job. Wood Detail was the first photo I saw in this room, it was just a brown wooden tree with a big hole in the middle of it. It was an ugly photo. The second photo that I saw was called Tree Detail. it was just a regular tree that was slanted and about to fall on the ground The last photo that I saw in the are motive was Detail Juniper wood: it was just a tree with a curve in it like if it was bended half way down. This was my least favorite section out of all.

Responsibility was the next room that I went to. I think in this section he learned responsibility in his work Old faithful was the first photo that I saw. He took this picture in Yosemite. It was just a picture of clouds that had steam coming up from the ground The next photo that I saw was called Mount Williams, it was a nice photo of rocks, mountains, clouds, and the sun about to come out. The last photo that I saw in this section is called Grass, which was taken from Yosemite. It was tall green grass with trees in the back round. This was the only section that I found most interesting.

Finally the last room that I went to is called Reconsideration. I think he named this room reconsideration because this was like his finally draft, like a conclusion, the last part. In this room Nevada

Fall that was taken in Nevada. This photo looks like dirt falling off the mountains. The second photo I saw in this section was called El 'n Fall; it looks like a view of mountains and trees. The last photo that I saw in the reconsideration room is called Trail slide. This photo showed a lot of plants, flowers, and it looked really nice.

I am glad that the 10X family went on a field trip but I didn't enjoy the museum as much. I had fun being in the park and while we ate but that is about it. I hope that our next 10X field trip would be much more fun then this last one. By the way when is our next field trip? Well thanks for talking us on a field trip and have a good day sir. J

May Dan Kuang

On 10/09/01 we as a class went to SFMOMA for a trip. We visited exhibits by a photographer called Ansel Adams. He was famous for taking photos that is black and white about the nature. He never learned how to become a photographer but then in his pictures we could see how he developed as he start taking more pictures. We have visit six rooms of his photographs, each rooms show different time of his life and how he developed.

The first room is call the Beginning. It is paintings and photographs that he seen in his teenage year. Those paintings may have influenced him. Some of the paintings is very simple, mostly pictures of oceans or water. What he saw in his youth have affected how he takes pictures when he gets older. What you see during your young age is very important because you remember it easily and it will influence you, as you get older.

The second room is call Crux. This room shows some earlier picture that Ansel had taken and how he experimented with pictures. You can see the painting have influence him, the majority of the pictures have to do with water. Many of his pictures have grasses or plants that is layout in the water in a unique way. This room is the very first stage of his photographer life, so you can see he is a beginner. He never really know the point of taking pictures, so he just want to play and take pictures of more simple stuff.

The third room is call the Learning. This room shows more of Ansel's learning process. The setting of these pictures is on mountains and out pine tundra. These pictures show that he is more focus, it seem like he know more about photographing and is learning about taking better pictures. He gains his experiences by taking more and more pictures, he not only gain experiences but also find he way to what he want to take pictures of.

The fourth room is call the Motive. The setting of this room is mostly snowy mountains. These pictures are basically the same as his others. He is moving slowly from mountains to more specific to snowy mountains. He doesn't seem to change a lot about his environment but he actually branch out what he already have. Some elements that he includes in most of his pictures are trees, cloudy sky, and a background.

The fifth room is call the Responsibility. This time the setting change a lot. His pictures are from a dry hot desert to a lush green rain forest. Although he changes his setting to different places, but,things in the picture is what makes you know that he took these pictures. Now he seems to have a more of a gloomy feeling in the picture, because of the dark background maybe he want to show more of his emotion and feeling on the pictures.

The sixth and last room is call the Reconsideration. He had finally decided on what he wanted to do. You can tell by the biome he uses in the pictures. He know what he wanted to take and stays on his topic and taken some really good photographs. He learns all that by not giving up his idea of being a photographer. Also he know what to include in the photos to make them good.

Although landscape is one of the hardest things to photograph, he still does it. It is because he thinks he can master it sooner of later. At first he doesn't get the point of taking pictures, but he know as long as he practice he will master it. Everyone start out as a novice, no one can master something in one day. But if they want to do it, there's nothing that is going to stop them. The same thing happen to Ansel, although he have never taken any lesson of being a good photographer but he got better at it because he know that is what he want to do for the rest of his life. Like any old saying, practice made perfect. You can see he change through the six different stages of his life.

Rowena Kumar

On October 9, 2001 the we went to the Museum of Modern Art to observe the Angel Adams exhibit Ansel Easton Adams was born in 1902 and died in 1994.14e was famous for his photographs of landmarks and wilderness areas. In his youth he was inspired by paintings and other photographs by other photographers. There was one painting called Decoration over mantel. Which is a cliff over seeing the ocean with a lady thinking to her self under a tree. There was also a photograph called Dancing trees which I thought was an oxymoron because the trees were anything but moving. The trees were as still as a rock There was also this one painting which was very unusual it is called a Historic Spanish Record. All it was was an inscription of a Spanish writings on a wall with a ruler underneath it. These are the paintings and photographs from the "Beginning" of his inspiration period.

In the Crux room we saw some of Adams early photographs. They say that the paintings in this room is where his creativeness started to come out, One photograph that caught my eye was one called the Eagle Dance. It was probably the only photo with a person in it The picture is a Native American in ceremonial clothing dancing by themself, You can't tell if it a man or a woman because it's only showing their back Another one was a thunderstorm photo. It was a dark gloomy valley with clouds over it as if it was going to rain but not quite yet. Also there was Flower and Rock which is self explanatory it's a rock with flowers growing out of it.

He got his experience from working as the official photographer for the Sierra Club. He also took photography workshops at Yosemite in 1940. These paintings are from his learning stage. There was one photograph which is the summit of a mountain with snow on it with and it has a dome like shape. Another one is Mount Robson the interesting thing about this photograph is that there is snow falling off the mountain so it looks as if it's in motion. The last one that I saw in this room was Helmet Rock It's a cracked rock on the edge of the ocean and there is a strong current hitting it. These pictures are very different from the previous ones that I saw because these look as if it's in motion and the other ones are still.

Ansel Adams was motivated by the various landscapes that he had seem over the course of his life from being in the Sierra Club, a conservation organization. The room that the following pictures are in is called the Motive room This one photograph was called Two Dead Trees. It was weird because there were many of dead trees it looked like it was a forest and then it got burnt. There is this other photograph with an odd title Dead Trees Winter. It looked like the other painting but it was more depressing. It had trees that were dead and there was snow every where but the snow looked like it was dirty. Then I saw this other photograph called Trees, Winter Evening. It looked like a cold day in January, the sun was setting and was almost completely gone. There was snow, everything looked gloomy there was dead trees and there was a mountain in the back.

During Would Was II Ansel Adams took pictures of Japanese Americans held in internment camps. But in the Responsibility room in the exhibit still showed landscapes. There was a picture of Old Faithful Geyser. The picture showed how beautiful it looked when 01d Faithful erupt There is a picture of Mount Williamson It was a rock and boulder filled ground that lead up to a mountain. Also there is a photograph called Glacier Polish there is just a lot of large smooth rocks in a very dry place.

The last room is called Reconsideration. In this room you can see how Adams went back to his artist stage. You see the mountains again ; all these painting pretty much look the same. Mount McKimley is one of the of the photos. It's a simple a photograph with a mountain, a valley, and a lake. It's a real soothing painting that looks calming. Hoppi Buttl is another photo which is a smooth plateau in the middle of a desert„ basically in the middle of nowhere. The last painting that I saw in the exhibit is called El Captain Sun rise. I looks like the first photograph I saw in the Reconsideration room. It's a photograph of a mountain over looking a valley with a lake and the sun is just rising malting a awe gazing reaction to it

In this field trip I saw some interesting pictures. It wasn't the most exciting photographs that I have ever seem but they were good. The photograph that I liked the most was El Captain Sun Rise. It was the most captivating portrait of them all. I honestly can say that this field trip is the only field trip where I actually observed photographs in a museum instead of just talking to my friends.

Joseph Laurente

Ansel Adams (February 20, 1902-April 22, 1984), photographer and environmentalist, was born in San Francisco, California. When Adams was only four, the great earthquake and fire of 1906 threw him to the ground and badly broke his nose. He noted that he may have been diagnosed as hyperactive, and there is a possibility that he suffered from dyslexia. Adams wasn't able to make it to any schools his parents sent him too, so they ended up tutoring him at home. When he became 12 years old, he learned how to play the piano. By 1920, playing the piano was his profession, but later on, he gave up piano for photography. Ansel Adams decided to photograph landscapes, even though landscapes were the hardest things to photograph. He knew that he could earn enough money by taking pictures of landscapes instead of being a concert pianist. Since Ansel Adams did not take lessons in photography, he became such a great photographer by training himself. For example, from his first visit to the Yosemite and Sierra Nevada, he hiked, climbed and explored the things around him, using his camera that his parents gave him to take pictures. He practiced and took pictures of many different landscapes in national parks and then became the official photographer for the Sierra Club, a conservation organization. The most important result that motivated him to become a photographer was the joy he found in nature ever since he was a child. During World War II, the worlds' famous photographers in their sense of responsibility to their nations took photographs of the war. Ansel Adams responded to his sense of responsibility to his nation by continuing to take more pictures of landscapes. He wanted to show people the vast scale and intimate detail of the pictures he took, and enlarge their knowledge of things that they do not understand.

In the room Beginnings, I saw several paintings and photographs from different artists. For example, the picture Driftwood Marine by Paul Strand shows a piece of dead driftwood. It has a dark-grayish color and is curled up. Another example is Dancing Trees by Alfred Stieglitz. This picture shows tree bark. The bark looks shiny, and there are little white dots found on it. The biome represented in these photographs are the temperate forest. Lastly, Two Shells by Edward Weston. It shows a curly shell. It was black and white, and it looks like a seashell that can be found in the ocean The biome represented in this photograph is the ocean. These 3 photographs represent the theme of this room because they show paintings and photographs that Ansel Adams may have seen during his childhood.

In the room Crux, I saw different pictures of landscapes that Ansel Adams took. For example, the picture Grass and Water, Tuolmne Meadows, Yosemite National Park shows grass on water. The grass is floating, and you could see a little glare on the water. Another example is Rocks and Grass, Moraine Lake, Sequoia National Park This picture shows rocks in water. Grass is found near the rocks, and a mountain is reflecting on the water. Lastly, Flowers and Rock, San Joaquin Sierra shows rocks. They are near water, and flowers are found in between the rocks. The biome represented in these photographs is the temperate grassland, and the photograph represents the theme of this room because it shows early photographs that started to define Ansel Adams focus as an artist.

In the room Learning, I saw more pictures of landscapes and what was found in them. For example, the picture Summit of Mount Resplendent, Canadian Rocks shows a mountain. There is snow on the mountain, and the right side of it has no snow. Another example is Wanda Lake, near Muir Pass, Kings Canyon National Park. This picture shows a lake in the front and a mountain on the back. A reflection of the mountain is found on the lake. Lastly, Pinchot Pass, Mount Wyne, Kings River Canyon shows a mountain and a rocky floor. There is also a cloudy background behind the mountains. The biome represented in these photographs is the tundra, and the photograph represents the theme of this room because it shows Adams's attempt of making a photograph that showed the world what he saw in the landscape.

In the room Motive, I saw pictures of vistas and landscapes that Ansel Adams wanted to really capture. For example, Tree Detail, Stump with Birdwing Shape shows a tree stump. The tree stump is shallow and is shaped like birds wings. Another example is Two Dead Trees Against Black Sky, Sierra Nevada. I see two trees that are very thin and skinny. There is nothing on the trees, and they are surrounded by a dark background. Lastly, Grand Canyon National Park, from Eavapai Point shows mountains. They are very big in size and are found with different layers of rock. The biome represented in these photographs are the desert. These photographs represent the theme of this room because it shows Ansel Adams's drive to capture in his photographs the vistas and landscapes that made mountain ranges, such as the Sierra Nevada, so popular.

In the room Responsibility, I saw pictures of different kinds of landscapes. For example, Old Faithful Geyser, Yellowstone National Park shows a geyser. Water is exploding from the geyser, and I could see how rapid the water is going. The biome represented in this photograph is the desert. Another example is Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park This picture shows mountains. Trees are found below the mountains, and the mountains is surrounded by a cloudy background The biome represented in this photograph is the tundra. Lastly, Surf Sequence shows five pictures of an ocean. You could notice how the water is moving differently on each of the pictures and how it's going to shore. Adams captures the light on top of the pictures and the shadow found below the pictures. The biome represented in this photograph is an ocean. These photographs represent the theme of this room because it shows a transformation in Ansel Adams, which shows pictures that he made from a sense of his responsibility to his Nation.

Lastly, in the room Reconsideration, I see pictures that seem similar to the ones he took in the other rooms. For example, Upper Yosemite Fall, Yosemite Valley shows a waterfall. The waterfall is coming out of a mountain, and I could see the light shining on the water. The biome represented in this photograph is the desert. Another example is Trail Side. This picture shows plants and grass found on a patch. The patch is really small in size, and you could see a glare shining on the plants and grass. The biome represented in this photograph is the temperate grassland. Lastly, Aspens shows aspen trees. They are very small in size have no bark The biome represented in this photograph is the temperate rainforest. These photographs represent the theme of this room because it shows how Ansel Adams revisits his direction as an artist.

Toward the end of his career, Ansel Adams spent less time behind the camera, and more time as a conservation leader. His reconsideration of his life's work moved him to reinterpreting his earlier photographs because he wanted to focus and learn more about nature. He wanted to preserve the wilderness instead of just taking pictures of landscapes all the time. Ansel Adams will always be known as the first person to promote photography as a form of art.

David Liang

Ansel Adams was one of the greatest black and white photographer that had lived. He was bored in Feb. 20 1902 and he had die in Apr. 22 1984. Ansel Adams was born in San Francisco, California, the son of Charles Hitchcrock Adams. HitchCrock Adams was a businessman. Ansel Adams grew up in a house near by sand and the oceans by Golden Gate. When Ansel Adams was only four there was a great earthquake with fire in 1906. The earthquake threw him to the ground and badly broke his nose. It left scars marking him for life. With the earthquaked and his nose braking Adams had problems fitting in at school. He was not successful in the various schools to which his parents sent him to, but his father and aunt tutored him at home. Finally he managed to earn what he wanted a legitimizing diploma.

When Adams was growing up he had a kind of hard time. Because he cannot fit in school and the earthquakes' disaster that had broken his nose. Ansel Adams had grew up near by golden gate with the beautiful nature of flowers trees and plants.

Adams just had a naturally attraction to the landscape photographing. He just had the gift to take photos on landscape and the environment.

Ansel Adams joined the Sierra Club was to Ansel Adams early success as a photographer. Each summer the club conducted a month-long High Trip, usually in the Sierra Nevada, which attracted up to two hundred members. The participants hiked each day to a new and beautiful campsite accompanied by a large contingent of pack mules, packers, and cooks. Asel Adams naturally learned how to take photos after seeing so many great sight of the beautiful nature. The Sierra Club was the main motivation for Ansell Adams to become a photographer.

In the late 190s Adams began to realize that he could earn enough to surviveindeed, that he was far more likely to become as a photographer than doing something else.

Adams can take photos so beautiful no word can describe. Like one of his photo called Monolith is a photo of a high mountain where the bottom is covered with slow and also the mountain looks kind of like tree branch. Another of his great work Winter Sunrise this photo was token during in winter. He took a picture of the sun rising on a huge long mountain that is cover with snow.

During World War II many photographer took picture of the war while Asel Adams took pictures of the landscape. Asel Adams took picture of the landscape instead of the war because that he doesn't want people to see people dying and children losing their father and big brothers.

After long life of taking beautiful photograph of the landscape Ansel Adams had got tired of photographing. Later on in his life adams decided to become a conservation leader stead of taking photos before his death.

I personal think that Ansel Adams' photo is just amazing when I see photos of his is just look so real and it seems like I am actually inside the photo. Ansel Adams is a fantastic photographer and people will always recognize his great work.

Ling Liang

Ansel Adams was one of the greatest landscape photographers. He was born in San Francisco in 1902 and is known as the "master of light". His extraordinary photographs have moved viewers and influenced others. Now, today some of his photo is in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Arts. His photo fills up 6 rooms in the museum and each room has its own name. There are Beginnings, Crux, Learning, Motive, Responsibility, and Reconsideration. Each room has its own meaning and each room has its own kind of photos.

In the room of Beginnings, there was a photo that really stands out. The name of the painting is Lake George. This photo was one of the only photos that have color in it. It is a picture of a blue lake with green mountains in the back. Another picture in this room that kind of stand out is the photo Crowd. In this picture, it has 3 Asians wearing hats. This room didn't show much talent and it is all over the place. That means he doesn't really know what pictures he taking. This room shows how he was when he was a beginner.

The next room is the Crux room. This room shows some improvement. It has a picture in this room call Flower And Rock. This picture shows a white flower between two big rocks. This picture shows some improvement from the previous room. Also another picture in this room, call Santa Elena Cammon, show improvement also. This picture has a big mountain. These photos in this room have more feelings then the room Beginnings.

The next room we have is the room Learning. In this room, it shows that Ansel Adams is starting to learn how to be a better photographer. In this room it has some photo of the harder picture to take, such as swamps and canyons. Some of the photos, which I think is good, are the photo Pool and Rocks. The photo pool is a picture of a swamp with some plants. The other photo, Rocks, is a picture of a whitish rock. This room shows a lot of improvement.

Follow by the room Learning, we have the room Motive. In the room motive we have photos like plants and weather. It has a photo call Thundercloud and it is a picture with dark clouds on top of some hills. This is one of the weather photos. A plant photo in this room is the Saguaro and it is a picture of a dessert plant. This room have more advance photo and harder to capture photo. Weather is one of the hardest to capture because it always changes and it is hard to get it how you want.

The second to the last room, we have the room Responsibility. This room has photo similar to the motive room but it focus more on landscape then plants. In this room there is a photo call Grass and it is just a big field. Another photo in this room is the Yosemite Valley. This picture is a mountain with clouds on the top.

The last room, my most favorite room, is the Reconsideration. In this room all of the pictures are all skillfully done and show that Ansel Adams has improve a lot. It shows what he learn through out the years. In this room it have a photo, that I really like, on a moon glowing on top of a village. It was very well captured. Another good photo is the Mount McKinley and Wonder Lake. This photo has a very good view on some snowcovered mountain and a lake.

Through out his career, he learned a lot and became one of the best landscape photographers. Even though he didn't get any lessons on photography, he was a good photographer. He has talent and he learns from his mistake. Every photographer has its own way of taking pictures, that what make him or her different from other people. Even though landscape is the hardest things to photograph, Ansel Adams still photographs landscape because he is talented in that and you could learn more as a photographer. He never stops what he wants to do for any reason like in the WWII. Even though all the other photographer went and take picture of the war, Ansel Adams did not. He did what he wanted to do and not what other was doing. This is why he is one of the best photographer.

Diana Lu

Last Tuesday, our biology class went to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Arts to visit a few rooms on Ansel Adams growth as an artist throughout his career. There were actually seven rooms of his photographs/paintings, but we were to look closely at the beginning six rooms. The first room was titled Beginning. It was a few photographs and more paintings. Unlike other artist or photographers he drew/took pictures of plants and the nature. To me this room did seem like he was a beginner. Although it was pretty it didn't show you too much details. The next room was Crux. It started showing more with the leave in water, trees, or natural disasters. In this room you could see that he is shifting from paintings to mare photographs on the nature. The third room was Learning. These pictures show you a view of things that Ansel Adams probably saw. The next one is Motive which has seems really interesting. I had to look closely to see what he was actually trying to show us. The last two we did it on is Responsibility and Reconsideration. These tyro rooms showed me a lot. Most the pictures are very abstract. They are all very detailed. If you compared the fast two rooms to the first two rooms you could see exactly how much he grew as an artist.

The first room Beginning is his simple, just starting out room. He had his own paintings in their and some portraits of trees or the ocean. The paintings were really simple and had all the details but it was plain. It just shows you what everyone would see when they glance at that object. The portraits were the same too. In the second room Crux, he didn't do any more paintings but he did photographs of landscape. It shows you how he is turning his career from paintings to all photos. It also captures really intense moments. He took a picture of a thunderstorm. It is called "Thunderstorm over the Great Plains near Cimarron New Mexico". It had the thunderstorm with some clouds over the ocean. And, he had some with like leaves or grass in the water. It's just like sticking out.

The third room, Learning, sort of tells you how is beginning to grow and learn how to capture more than one scene at once. I really enjoyed "Wanda Lake, near Muir Pass". It was like a picture of the water acting as the mountains mirror. It is really interesting to look at. Motive, the fourth room, was, to me similar to the Learning. It was like he was trying to get a picture of something not to big, but next to it have a larger thing. So it's like looking at two things in one picture.

Responsibility showed me how he took all of what he learned earlier to put it into a better picture. "Grass" is one of Ansel's photographs; it shows the grass and wind blowing the grass. He probably had to pick the exact moment to take the picture. 'you can't just take a camera and take a picture and have it turn out showing you exactly what happened. The last room we had to look at was Reconsideration. It seems almost the same as Responsibility. There were a couple of pictures like "Grass". "Lower" is one because it showed a waterfall with water splashing up with trees on side. It was better than "Grass" because there were a lot more details. He took the picture of what he wanted to take plus a little more. He didn't have to take the trees but he did.

This exhibit to me, honestly, was boring. They were all black and white pictures. It added no kind of color into the room. We went into another room and it had "The Furry Room" by Einan and Jamex de la Torre. It had a lot more color and objects. But, it really didn't have anything to do with biology. All the photographs in the Ansel Adams exhibit seem to have some kind of marine biome in it. Several were set in a different biome like in Reconsideration there was one called "Moonrise" which had the rainforest biome in it. But mainly to me it is the marine biome, from the first room to the last. It seemed to have water or the ocean in most of them. In the beginning there was one called "Two Shells". It had a picture of two shells and that is from the marine biome. The last one had "Lower" which had a waterfall. This field trip showed me how one person could grow from being simple to unique. Plus, his career took place when there was a war. He was the different one because while everyone was taking pictures of the war he took pictures of landscape and was criticized for it. So it tells me how he really focused and put his mind into what he wanted to do and did it no matter what anyone said. And, he mixed it into the different biomes in the world.

Yan Jun Lu

Adams, Ansel Easton (1902-1984), he is an American photographer. All of his photographs is black and white. Adam's painstaking control of tonality and detail made him unequalled as a technical master of the black and white print. His art is very good and very beautiful. He spent much of his life to those photographing. In 1935 Adams published making a photograph, the first of a series of technical manuals. Here has six room of his work they are: Beginning, Crux, Learning, Motive, Responsibility, Reconsideration. Each representing a moment in his life as an artist.

The first room we called the Beginning. I saw many of the paintings and photographs that Ansel Adam's good work. He was doing a good job on those photos. I like this one name called " The Sea Rape Splits Maine". It looks like a ocean, it has wave too, the wave is very strong. that is a beautiful photo.

Then we move to the room named Crux. This room has many of photographs is about the grass. I think this photo is from the Grassland. This photo can make me to think how beautiful is the Grassland. In this room I like the photo called " Thunderstorm Over The Great" It like the sky was so dark, is going to rain. this photo make me to feel very upset, because this photo is very dark, just like the people was very unhappy.

Next one is Learning, this one has a lots photo is like a mountain. The most one that I like is the name called "Ckcial Cirdno" this one is looks like the Grate wall. There has a mountain and has a long wall too So I think that is a grate wall.

I enter the room called Motive, this the my favorite room. Because there has a photo is very beautiful, I like that so much. It's call "Locust Tree In Snow," I think is the snow on the tree, the whole tree is white. just looks like a Christmas tree. It is very beautiful.

Next we move to Responsibility. here I will view photograph that Adams made from a sense of his responsibility to his Nation. In this room I like the photo called " Grass" cause can make me to feel soft. The grass is green, when you sit on the grass you well feel very soft. That feeling is very good.

The Last on is Reconsideration. This room every photograph looks like a mountain. This photograph is very different than the another, it is " Nevada Fall." This one is looks like the mountain was falling. It was very dangerous. It can make us feel scare.

After I go through Ansel Adams revisits his direction as an artist I can know how hard dose he finish those photograph. All of those photo is his hard work. Also I can know how much he like photo. So I think he is a very good photographer

Cherry Mendoza

Ansel Adams spent his time on taking-black and white photographs of landscapes. He didn't went through lessons in photography, but he took photos that were as wonderful as a professional photographer. He captured the beauty of nature. Capturing each and every hidden beauty of nature. Showing how nature looks like without men-built city's and spots that destroy the meaning of a landscape. In this essay of mine, I will be talking about the pieces of art that was done by Ansel Adams. The photographs were placed is rooms that were called: Beginnings, Crux, Learning, Motive, Responsibility, and Reconsideration. Black and white as they were taken, yet it cannot be fully describe as it is unique; creative, and truly shows how nature looks like.

The room which was called Beginning showed pictures like "Still Life," "Silver Ball," and "The Sea" These photographs showed the beginning of it all. 'The Sea" was a picture that showed uncontrollable waves crashing into rocks, splashing everywhere.

The Crux that contained black and white photos called "Rocks and Grass, Moraine Lake, Sequoia National Park, CA," a lake with rocks, trees, and a reflection of a mountain, "Flowers, and Rock; San Joaquin Sierra," flowers growing between rocks; and "Aspens Dawn, Dolores River Canyon, Colorado," a surrounding of tall trees. This room shows-a lot of nature containingtall trees, lakes that areas still as a mirror that reflects the objects at the end of the lake, and the way the landscape is shaped.

The Learning room had pieces called; "Mount Whitney," a picture of a mountain with a dark side and a rocky surface, "Pinchot Pass, Mount Wynne, Kings River Canyon," a mountain standing alone with fog creeping behind them, "Summit of Mt. Resplendent Canadian Rockies," a mountain covered with snow, and "Peak on Glacier Ridge," another rocky mountain: Needless to say, this room portrays a lot of huge mountains.

Motive was a room that did not have only one specific type of object to take a picture of. The photo is called, "Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park; Montana," a long view of a lake and a mountain, "Oaktree, Snow Storm, Yosemite," a tree being viewed at different seasons; and Dead oak tree, sierra-feothills above shelling," a lifeless tree. In this room, there were pieces of art that were the same. The only difference between them were that they were taken at different tines or different seasons.

The room called Responsibility had photos called, "Old Faithful Geyser, Yellow Stone National Park, Wyoming," Water bursting out of a crack "Grass (sequence) Yosemite Valley," dry grass being blown by the wind, and "Surf Sequence," waves viewed dawn below at different times from above: This was another room that had pieces of art that were in groups of three that were much alike from each other but the only thing that dims between them were the time that-it was taken or the position it was-taken Reconsideration was the last room. Photos included, "Stump, Trinidad Head, NA," a picture of a big dead sin a beach all alone; 'Tower Yosemite Falk Yosemite Valley, CA," a waterfall, and "Aspens, N. New Mexico," a blossom tree with tall trees around it. This room captured a lot of nature. There were objects that were alone but it looked interesting.

Even though landscapes were the hardest thugs to photograph, Ansel Adams, challenged his self and took the responsibility to take photos of landscapes that can show people the true beauty and importance of nature. People have been destroying a lot of nature's landscape by clearing everything out and building things above it for us to use, and they spend so-much time on building this up town places-thatthey don't even have the time to stop and admire nature. I wasn't sure what motivated Ansel Adams to take photo of landscapes; but if I were in his position, the thing that would've motivated me to take photo of landscapes would be the value and beauty of nature. I think the black and white photos of Ansel Adams portrays the image of how nature is. It captures a lot of life that makes you step and look at the very detailed photos. The pieces of art are-black and white, yet it is somehow it shows a lot. The photos doesn't need colors to be vivid, it's already standing strong as it is: The landscapes that he focused were very side, yet it's so full of life and beauty. It truly brings out the name of nature.

Diana Merino

Ansel Adams was born in 1902 and he passed away in the year of 1984. He was an American photographer who took black and white pictures, so he was famous for that. He would take pictures of all kinds of different Biomes. Some of the pictures that he had taken wore in Yosemite National park, California coast, and other places. It looks like heexpressed his feelings by taking the pictures and showing them to people, so people could see the environment.

Ansel became a famous photographer because he helped found the photography
department of the museum of Modern Art in New York city in 1940, and because he help put the first academic department to teach photography, at the California school of fine arts in San Francisco. And in the year of 1943 he took photographs that documented the conditions of Japanese Americans. Those are some of the reasons why he became famous to some people.

The pictures that he took show how life is because he took pictures of trees, beaches, lakes and other stuff that there are in our environment. We saw different kinds of pictureslike in the first room that we had to go call beginning we saw some of his work that hehad done. Some of them are call Drift Wood, he took that photo in Maine and in it you could see a peace dry wood that had fallen, so it was just half of it. There was another one call still life (the lili) which had a big white floor. It was IA a green cup on top of a table all by it self.

After that we when to another room and we saw more pictures that he had taken, this room was called crux. Some of the pictures that he had taken wore grass and pool which was one of my favorite because on it you could see a black lake with thin sticks popping out of it. Their was another one where their was aman wearing a feather suit and he was dancing. That picture was called eagledance, I think that he name that picture like that because there was a mandancing and he was wearing feathers like an eagle.
When we when to the room call learning I saw a lot of pictures of mountains and there was one that it had a mountain made out of ice and on the bottom it was dirt. That painting was call peak on glacier. There was another one that was called Rock face and trees that painting was kind nice because it was almost like the one call grass and pool. But this one was different because the whole back ground was black and the sticks wore line up. Like little yellow worms. In the room motive there was a nice picture called tree winter evening , that photograph had green trees and mountains on the back with snow. The snow was really white.

On the last two rooms they had the pictures that I liked the most, because on the room called responsibility they had one that it was a beach but at the same time it looked like a desert with for on it. It looked like that because it was taken from a top of a mountain and they wore looking down that's why it looked kind of wear if you don't see it close. On the room reconsideration they had a picture called lower Yosemite fall and that picture had a big water fall ,and it looked like if smoke was coming out of it.

The one that I like the most of all was called early morning that photograph had a riverwith clear water, you could even see through it there were a lot of rocks and little trees. In the middle of the river their is a big gray rock and a bid fat tree. It looked like if it was in fall because the leafs of the trees were yellow, red, and orange. They were falling and were being carry down the river.

After we had seen all his photographs I picture all those places and how good it would be to visit all of those places breathing pure air. It looks like Ansel Adams takes those pictures to show our clean environment and how it really looks in those places. Most of his pictures wore nice because they didn't had the same thing he takes pictures of all different weather and how the view looks. I like looking at art work and photos that people be taking and his wore very nice compare to others. I hope all the people that seeshis photos enjoys looking at them, like I did.

Nancy Nguyen

Ansel Easton Adams (1902-1984) was an American Photographer. He was known for his black and white photographs of landscapes of the west. What motivated him to be a photographer is that he convinced him family to take a trip to the Yosemite National Park, which he took photographs for the very first time. I think that is what made him so interested in photography. Since he didn't even take classes, he became a great photographer just be taking pictures and being so devoted to it. By looking at his exhibit, it seems like I could tell how his life was and how his photograph relates to him.

The first room, "Beginning", shows some paintings that Ansel Adam must have seen when he was in his teenage years. One of the photographs was called, "Lake George". The photo was a picture of mountains that looked blue and green with blue shades. In this room I saw a lot of different kinds of photos. There was one that had a lily in a cup and it was wrapped around some black thing. Then there was one that had water that looked like it was black. People seem very interested in photography at that period of time.

The second room was, "Crux", these were the photos that he first took that kind of shows that he's an artist. One of the photos that was in this that I liked was called, "Flowers and Rocks". I like this photo because the flowers look so perfect and still. It just looks so nice in between the rocks. Just by looking at it, it seems like there was no wind, no weather at all. That's the most interesting part of the photo.

The third room, "Learning", Ansel Adams tries to make photographs that showed the world and what he saw in landscapes. This room had more photos of desert like areas. There was only one that wasn't desert like and that photo is called, "Merced Peak". This is a photo of a mountain with snow on it. There was one very attractive photo in this room and that is called, "Rocks, Baker Beach". This is a photo of rocks that look like metal and it looks like the rocks have been melted and deformed shapes. I was wondering how he got the picture to look like that.

The fourth room, "Motive", had more weather like photos. This is when Ansel Adams tried to capture vistas and landscapes in his photos. There was one with grasslands, trees, snowy day, and one with a mountain with a lot of clouds.

The fifth room, "Responsibility", you'll see changes in Ansel Adams. This room there was a lot of pictures of water. There was one picture that looked the same in the other three or four. It was a picture of water splashing up.

The sixth room, "Reconsideration", is where Ansel Adam revisits his direction as an artist. The pictures that I saw in this room, looked more detailed. There were things up close. Like for example there was a picture of a log up close. There were a lot of detail in that photo. You can see all the cracks and everything.

When I think of all the photos in each room, there are different types of land area. When I was looking at each photo it seem like there was a mood to it. Like for example, the photo, "Trees", the mood seem peaceful because it was a snowy day and there were no people around. The snow also looked like it was never stepped on. It seemed like there was different rooms for different biomes. Like there was a room that had a lot of desert like areas. Then in another room there are more pictures of grassland. What I think got Ansel Adams motivated to become a photographer was that he liked looking at landscapes and catching the right moment to take the photo. One thing that is kind of interesting is that, I only saw one picture where there was an animal in it.

Patricia Nolan

Ansel Adams Easton born in 1902 and passed in 1984. He was an American photographer known for all the popular black and white pictures. During the beautiful life that he lived his spent most of his time in all national parks as a professional photographer for the Sierra Club.

During the journey that we took we went across the most beautiful painting the only part that made it very interesting is that we got to guess what it looks like and then see if we were right. At the begging of the journey we saw a painting that was from a man name Paul Strand an American that had a picture that look like a piece of wood twisted all up this man was born in 1890 -1979. This really caught my attention because most of all the pictures were pictures of trees for wood so I really knew that tress were important.

The other picture was a picture of a lady against this tree letting her thoughts become one with the ocean. I think that the reason that he took that picture is because he wants everybody to know how much better it feels when you are so depressed and upset that when you are by yourself that the most weird things could happen in just a matter of time. I also that he took that picture to show everyone how beautiful the ocean is and how it feels from when the sun comes up and go back down.

The crux of our tour we say a picture of a dead tree stomp, which was tooken n Sierra Nevada in 1946. But I that that it was a tree just born ready to become tree. I think the reason why he took this picture is to show everyone how a tree it's different from humans because they die real people and is re born like real people. He also was trying to show us how in the many different places all the tress are destroyed and cut down so stop wasting paper because if you don't the tress will look like they do know destroyed.

On our tour in learning we saw so pictures that was in Mount brewer 1935 which had a picture of mountains falling into the ground. I think the only time that you are going to see so mountains falling into the ground is when there is a earthquake our something very powerful our destructive So this picture prbly was telling about he many expolsive that have a accured and he wants us to see how powerful thing are and how to live your life the best was because you can lose it in a little amount of time.

On our tour in motive we saw a picture that was token in Sierra Nevada metamorphic rocks that was token in 1943. It was a picture of a real dry place and it hade a lot of rocks not so many tress but lost of rocks. The place looked like the desert. The sky was kind of pink and orange and real dry. He might was trying to tell us how beautiful the world looks when it is peaceful quiet.

On our tour in responsibilities as a picture of something that was covered in 1942. When I read about what it really was it was tress water and a road that used to be a bridge but that's but it must have been destroyed our broken down for then to change it to that. I think the reason that he took that picture was because were ever that town or city is they had to brake something down for them to survive the tress was for the weather the water was for thirst and the road was for transportation.

Our tour in reconsideration this was a part of his life where we revisits his direction of an artist. Which we saw picture of the Nevada fall behind torn up to build a national park.

This picture really caught my attention because the picture made me think of everything we have know used to be something else back then which made me feel thankful for the things that we are surrounded by today.

David Nguyen

When Ansel Adams grew up, the world was not like it is today because of the development over the times that have past. One thing was that his photographs were in black and white and now it went on to color, but Ansel Adams was known for his black and white photographs. He was a man born in the early 1900's where a lot of things were not even invented and in use today. He had many types of photographs that they had to be organized by rooms in which is now located at the museum of modern arts. There are six different rooms. The beginning, crux, learning, motive, responsibility, and reconsideration. Each room has a different meaning to his life.

Ansel Adams described his photographs in many ways. He took photographs of landscapes because it has many reasons to describe even though the landscapes are very hard to describe. There are different reasons like they had many features, the colors and the pictures just look good. There are many things that you can think of and it is probably one of the reasons that he picked out his landscape to photograph and describe. One of his motive in taking his pictures is probably displaying them and making us think what its about. Maybe that is a way we appreciate him and his pictures. Landscapes were probably the hardest things to photograph back then because of the colors but he just thought that taking the picture was probably a good idea to find new creations with black and white photographs. It turned out to be a good idea after all.

Even though Ansel Adams did not take lessons in photography, he became such a great photographer by practicing a lot with his images and his views he thought were good enough to be taken. He really used up his time into photography because he took so many different creations of the park or other landscapes. He made the picture like its art and that is really impressing that he made a masterpiece art from just photographs. The way he took the pictures was also fascinating the angles that he used to take the pictures. He did everything a great photographer should do. He just needed the timing and the skills to learn it. He is very smart.

I think that Ansel Adams was a nature type if guys because all of his photographs were of nature. He probably loved the rocks and the views of the outdoors in his perspective ways. The outdoors is interesting because of many different thing that are out there and that some of the things could of amazed him in many ways like how the rocks form or how the mountains rise so high. He probably had his ideas through his interest in these type of things. He had taken so many pictures of the outdoors because he knew that there were many images in his mind that he knew that he had to take them. All of his pictures of different features has a lot of different information and that it was left out for the people and what they think about it. That is what makes his art so special.

I think what motivated Ansel Adams to become a great photographer and succeed is his astounding view of earth and what it is like. Not only did he take the pictures as art, he was also influenced by the way it was created. I don't think anybody motivated him but just supports his work. He motivated himself to doing the thing he loved to do. It was like learning from the pictures he takes. He influenced himself into having the ability to take beautiful landscape art. Beautiful photographs are easy to take but those pictures can not compare to what Ansel Adams take about the outside of nature. His motivation came from what he wanted and loved to do.

During World War 11, the famous photographers took the pictures of the war in their sense of responsibility. The sense of responsibility that Ansel Adams had to his love of the outdoors took the pictures of famous places such as the Yosemite National Park where he became known as the man who took those famous photographs in black and white. This was one difficult task that he did and he accomplished it in a very successful way. He did everything in his sense of his responsibility to take the photographs. He had accomplish his interest and a lifelong accomplishment was all in times work.

Towards the end of his career, Ansel Adams reinterpreting his earlier works by having a museum of the art he made and having people described them. He knew that he had taken enough photographs that he decided to just look back at his earlier work. He knew that he had to do something else with the photographs towards the end of his career so he let the public see it. So throughout his life he dedicated his whole life into pictures and sharing and expressing them. He has impressed a lot of people in his work and will always be known as the man who took the pictures in black and white. Ansel Adams was dedicated into making the photographs more improving. Ansel Adams was truly a dedicated man to his work.

Nancy Nguyen

Ansel Easton Adams (1902-1984) was an American Photographer. He was known for his black and white photographs of landscapes of the west. What motivated him to be a photographer is that he convinced him family to take a trip to the Yosemite National Park, which he took photographs for the very first time. I think that is what made him so interested in photography. Since he didn't even take classes, he became a great photographer just be taking pictures and being so devoted to it. By looking at his exhibit, it seems like I could tell how his life was and how his photographs relate to him.

When Ansel Adams was growing up, he probably saw photographs of plants and such. Probably not pictures of landscapes. The world seems like it doesn't really look at art. Ansel Adams probably had a thing for photography and he liked to look at land. Some of the photos in the second room, "Crux", that he first took photos seem so still and kind of dull. In the third room, "Learning", his photographs are more of desert like places, with a lot of rocks. In the room, "Motive°, there are many photos of grassy areas, with a lot of trees. In the room, "Responsibility", there are more photos of water. In the room, "Reconsideration", there are photos of snow, large cliffs, flowers, and an animal eating grass.

When I think of all the photos in each room, there are different types of land area. Like in one room there are mostly desert like pictures. Then in another room there are more pictures of grassland. One thing that is kind of interesting is that, I only saw one picture where there was an animal in it.

Cristal Romero

Ansel Adams was a man of great talent. He was a photographer and a conservationist. He was born in San Francisco. He was 82 years old when he died. Ansel accomplished a lot in his lifetime. When Ansel was 13 years old, he was taken out of school. That year his father bought him a season pass to the Panama-Pacific Exposition, and Ansel went almost everyday. And private tutors provided further instructions. A year later, Ansel's family had a family trip to Yosemite, California. At age 23, Ansel took up piano, and he bought a grand piano. His first acknowledged photograph was when he was 25 years old. In 1940, he taught at Yosemite workshop, the U.S. Camera Photographic Forum, and in Yosemite with Edward Weston. Later in 1953, he collaborated with Dorothea Lange on a Life commission for a photo essay on the Mormus in Utah. When Ansel was 60 years old, he moved to Carmel, California, where 2 years later he was instrumental in the foundation of the Friends of Photography.

Ansel Adams was a commercial photographer for 30 years. He has made visionary photos of western landscapes that was inspired by his boyhood trip to Yosemite with his family. He won three Guggenheim grants to photograph the national parks, which was during 1944 and 1958. Founding the f/64 group with Edward Weston in 1932, he developed zone exposure to get maximum tonal range from black-and-white film. He served on the Sierra Club Board from 1934 until 1971.

Ansel met the former President Gerald Ford. Ansel's friend arranged for Ansel to meet with President Ford, and to give the president his views on the national parks. Ansel sent the president one of his famous photos. The president loved it and hung it over his fireplace in his private office. He showed it to Ansel when they met. Ansel had been distressed about what he felt was mismanagement. Eventually, President Ford announced that he would be submitting to Congress the "Bicentennial Land Heritage Act," a 10 year, $1.5 billion commitment to double the present acreage for national parks, recreation areas and wildlife sanctuaries.

Ansel Adams received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor, from President Carter. Ansel's retrospective show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York was another great moment for him. To commemorate that event TIME Magazine featured Ansel on the cover, the first and last time a photographer's picture has been on the cover.

Ansel Adams thought that President Reagan was not very open minded, because her refers to Reagan as a stone wall. Ansel never got to try again and make Reagan come around to his passionate point of view on the environment. He died nine months later, at the age of 82.

David Ross

Ansel Adams was a very famous photographer of the 19th century. His work is amazing to gaze at. I had the privilege to do so at SFMOMA (San Francisco museum of modern art). Every couple of months, the SFMOMA changes the art exhibits, so I was very lucky to catch this exhibit because it won't for long. When I first went to the museum, I expected the Ansel Adams exhibit was going to be very boring. I also didn't expect to see pictures. Since I didn't know anything about Ansel Adams and I never heard of him until that day, I though that his art was going to consist of crazy paintings that everyone felt difference about. But when I arrived in the exhibit, I was surprised to see black and white pictures. Each of the pictures was categorized in sections. The sections were called Context (also called beginning), Crux, Learning, Motive, Reconsideration, Responsibility, and Further Possibilities. The categories represented the phases Ansel Adams when through. The different phases showed the types of landscape he was interested in at the time. The pictures that Ansel Adams weren't ordinary either. Each one was different and had its special characteristic. Like Bishops Pass, King River Canyon, 1936. That picture had rocks on the ground and a rocky mountain in it. The picture showed that Ansel Adams knew what he was doing when he got a camera in his hands. In all my life I had never seen any pictures with so much detail and expertise. His photographs are truly inspiring. Out of all the wonderful photographs, I'd have to say that my absolute favorite picture was Old Faithful. That was a picture of the famous geyser, Old Faithful exploding. I've heard of this landmark and I have seen pictures of it exploding too. But this picture of Old Faithful surpassed them. He took a picture of it exploding just at the perfect moment. And waiting for the right moment is half the battle for any photographer. Patience is everything when you want a good picture. I know this from experience. Once I was on vacation and I wanted to take a picture of shooting star at nighttime in the middle of Death Valley. I kept waiting and waiting for about an hour looking up in the sky, eager to see a shooting star. Well after that hour of looking up in the sky by the fire, I decided to put away the camera. And about 5 minutes after I put it away in my bag, every yelled to me it's a shooting star. When I realized this and looked up, I only got a glimpse it, and it disappeared like it had never happened. I regret putting the camera away even to this day. That's when I knew that photograph was not right for me. Ansel Adams wouldn't have made the same mistake I did though. He would have seized the opportunity and taken the picture. That's why his work is simply remarkable and people recognize him for his great accomplishments at SFMOMA.

Sam Tang

As Ansel Adams grew up he took more and more pictures, becoming more and more Talented as he continued with his work. Ansel Adams is a photographer who has become quite popular. He has his own set in the museums filling up six different rooms with spectacular photographs. The pictures he took were mainly consisting of the environments around him and biomes he would see as he traveled. Some different types of pictures that he has taken had pictures of trees, streets, lakes, skies, and mountains. While Adams was growing up he played the piano, but later in life he chose to photographs instead. When he applied to schools he would get denied, so his parents had to teach him themselves. So his profession became to be a photographer. Now he is a well known photographer.

The first room was called the "Beginning." There where pictures. But the pictures were not of the environment or biomes. It was paintings and even a sculpture. The pictures did not say his names. There were pictures of waves crashing onto rocks, and a picture called "The Dancing Trees." The trees were not actually dancing but their branches were wrapped around another tree, which made it look like the trees were dancing.

The next room was called "Crux." In that room is where Ansel Adams started tailing the pictures of his surroundings. He took pictures of his surroundings and named them Aspens Dawn, Grasses and Pool, Lake and Cliffs, and the Santa Elena. From that room my favorite was the Lake and Cliffs. There was a edge of a cliff with jagged rocks on the sides, and water on the bottom.

The room after that is called "Learning." That room has many pictures of mountains. There were ones with trees in a mountain, called Vernal Falls, waves splashing against a rock called Helmet Rock, a lake with a mountain's reflection called Wanda Lake. My favorite from the room was the Bishop's Pass. That picture was a mountain that looked like a fort. That's also why I think he names it a bishop's pass.

The room after that is called the "Motive." That room is mainly pictures of some trees and skies. There were some trees covered in snow called the Locust Tree. There were 2 other tree photos of a tree with a hole in the middle called Wood Detail and another was the Two Dead Trees, where it was two scary, dead looking trees in an empty sky. That last one was my favorite. Another photo from that room was the Thunder Cloud, where there was a big dark thunder cloud over some big mountains.

The responsibility room was one of my favorite rooms. While other photographers took pictures of the World War II, Adams didn't. Instead for his sense of responsibility he took pictures of famous places, peaceful places. The best picture was called the Broad St. New York. It was a picture of Broad street in New York. The street was empty without a single person in sight. There was no one not even a piece of trash. I think he took that because that is what happened in New York during the World War II. There were other pictures of famous places like the Old Faithful Geyser, it was a peaceful picture, a picture with only the geysers blasting up water. And a picture of the Yosemite Valley with a thunderstorm background called the Yosemite Valley.

The last room is called "Reconsideration." That room lead him back to his earlier photographs in which he took pictures of trees, like in the beginning of his career. There, in the room he even had pictures of some Indians, instead of biomes that he took in the middle of his career. There was a picture called Cypress Fog where there is a tree trunk that forms into a bridge. Another picture is called Aspens where it is a edge of a forest and a can see into it but there is nothing but trees. Another is the ML McKinley, where it is a mountain with a reflection of it caused by a lake. And the Indians picture called Buffalo Dance.

Ansel Adams was a great photographer. He close to do landscape pictures because of his lave for nature. The love he had for the environment and his surroundings lead him to take pictures of landscapes, even though it is the hardest thing to capture into the camera. That was also what had motivated him to become an photographer. He also thought that becoming a landscape photographer would be a better profession then being a professional pianist. So he chose the photographer profession. He strived to be a good photographer, traveling around the world to practice. And he kept on taking pictures until that day when people would notice his work. To help get people's attention about his work he joined the Sierra Club. That's when people found about his work. Now on this year he would had been 100 years old and at a museum called the San Francisco Museum Of Modern Arts is where some of his work was posted up for people to see, on the year of his 104th birthday.

Bich Ha Tran

I had a good opportunity to visit San Francisco Museum of Arts, Ansel Adams. Ansel Adams is also a name of an American photographer. He took a lot black and white photographs that consist of both the vast scale and the intimate detail of a landscape. Those photographs are displayed in six rooms. Each room represents a moment in his life as an artist. There are Beginning Room, Crux Room, learning Room, Motive Room, Responsibility Room, and Reconsideration Room.

In the beginning room, there is a photograph of "Decoration of over mantel" which has a picture of a lady's sitting and thinking at the tree. In front of the lady is a river. Then I saw the "Magnolia Cunningham" with a big flower in black and white. The next one that I saw was "still life" photograph. There is the lily flower. I think those photographs took from Tropical Rainforest or Temperate Rainforest. From the "Decoration of over mantel", I feel that Ansel Adams also wanted to use this picture to say that he began his job with thinking at a quiet place.

In the Crux Room, I saw the "Eagle Dance", the picture about Vatino American Dancing. Then I saw the "Thunderstorm" shows the sight of a valley when the thunder appeared and the clouds on the overhead. The next one was the " Clouds, King River". There axe many clouds on the sky, and the range of mountain in the photograph. I think we can find those photographs in all different biomes that we have learned. Those photographs show the main idea of his photographs is the landscape with its environment.

In the Learning Room, there is photograph name "Vernal Fall". There is a high mountain with the stream. Then I saw the "Pinchot Pass" with mountain, rocky land, trees, and clouds. The last one was the "Mount Lyell" with show the headwater of Tuolumine River. I guess Tundra is a biome that they have. We can learn the name of the river mountain from those photographs.

In the Motive Room, there is a photograph name "Trees" which consists of the trees without leaves and even have snow on it, snow land, and fog. Then the "Thunder clouds" photograph has a running river, mountain, and clouds when the thunder appears. The last one was the "Dad Trees" which includes the trees without branches and leaves, fences around, and snow. Temperate forest and Tundra are two biomes that I think they have. Those photographs show vistas when the thunder appears, when the tree fall branches and leaves.

In the Responsibility Room, I saw the "Old Faithful Geyser" photograph. The wave hit strongly on the rock and made the water plash out, look like the big cloud. I think this photograph was from Ocean. Then I saw the "Yosemite Valley" that shows the picture of the valley with many trees around it. I think this one came Tropical Rainforest or Tundra. The next one was the "Broad Street" with a street in New York with many tall tower buildings. Those photographs tell us that Ansel Adams concerned on the environment and the people's life in the city. He took those photographs to show how beautiful nature and developed city.

In the Reconsideration Room, I saw the "Moon rise" photograph that has houses, and bushes near by. The moon gradually comes up. Behind the house is wide grassland. Then the "Winter sunrise" consists of bushes, grassland, horse, and fog. The mountain lit up when the sunrise. I guess those photograph were from Savanna or grassland biomes. The last one was the "Tailside" which have different kind of leaves, small flowers, and water on the leaves. I think it is a temperate forest. Ansel Adams reconsidered the sights when the moon and sun rise, and after the fog has gone.

Ansel Adams is a famous photographer. He contributed a valuable treasure of photographs from different places, which show how beautiful nature is! I `m interested in many photographs. They help me understand more about plants and environment in different landscape that I'm going to study in class. The world is very spectacular. We have to preserve and make it be more and more beautiful.

Helen Tran

Ansel Easton Adams, an American photographer who had an exhibit of most of his well-known black and white landscape photographs at San Francisco Museum of Modern Arts. I have seen most of his art piece; his arts have impact me with a feeling of being amazed by his photographs. He went all over Yosemite National Park, the California coast, and other wilderness areas of the American West taking pictures. He had 6 different rooms, each room filled with his arts piece and each room has it own theme. There are a Beginnings, Crux, Learning, Motive, Responsibility, and Reconsideration. The room I have like is mostly the Responsibility room. Even though I did not have that much time to look at each piece of photograph in there but from seeing just a piece of photograph there I have liked it. I love the photographs of the waterfalls it is so pretty. The theme Responsibility did not hit me right when I saw the picture or even after I went in the room, but with time I have looked at the picture I have like the waterfall pictures surrounded with fogs/clouds and cliffs with brushes and trees.

Many artists have their own medium/source that they are comfortable with to use, being artistic and able to express their creativity. As for Ansel Adams the medium/source that best help him show his creativity side is by taking landscape photographs. Landscape photographing is the hardest thing to photograph but yet it is the best experience to do so. Having the photographs turning out like his, is quite interesting that he actually been to so many places taking them beautiful photos. Each photo that he has taken obviously has something to be express by him. One of the photos I like from the Beginning room was "The Sea Cape Split Maine," a picture of an ocean. Like the Ocean biome but it was unlike him to have a color art piece since he was known to be taking black and white photographs. The ocean was in greenish blue and it has yellowish sand. It was pretty from my perspective. Till today I am still confuse if that piece was a painting or a photo because I'll have to say I don't seem to recall ever in my life seeing the ocean water that greenish blue but it was still pretty.

After the Beginning room was the Crux, a room full with photographs that shows how Adams starting to taken seriously as an artist. A piece that I like in that room was the "Mount Whitney from the West, Sierra Nevada." Mountains, hills, in black and white but yet still able to show the different shades in it was the part I am interested in. I have no idea how that relates to the them Crux but I believe that the mountains represents him having up and down feelings about being an artist but yet he somehow love what he is doing. If he didn't he would not have taken so many photographs he did. I am not sure it that is right or not but I do believe so, since I also like this other photograph that made me lead to that thinking. " Flower and Rock, San Joaquin Sierra," a picture having flowers in between the cracks of the ground. It is like the Savannah/Grassland biome even thought it doesn't have much grass or plants but it just made me have that feeling. This art piece made me believe that he has to pick between two things or at least made me think of something like so that similar have happened to me. He is like the flower in between cracks and cannot really do anything about it. Having to pick between to do so or not being stuck in the middle.

Later comes the Learning room showing stage that he have taken a greater risk in taking Landscape photos. He has moved up from taking mostly on ground photos like the Mountains, Oceans, grassland/savannah, to canyons, rocky view, etc. Showing people of what he have learned from taking landscape photos. A photograph I like from this particular room was the "Peak on Glacier Ridge," having rocky peaks with glaciers on it's edge. It is so pretty; I would like to do the same thing some day. Most of his photographs that he has taken show many good outcomes making me wanting to go and see for myself. After the Learning room comes the Motive room. This room doesn't really show me much of how it relates to his theme but yet I have to say that even though some of it is confusing to understand I still have to say that it is an amazing job for what he have done. Like the "Wood Details, Ended Stump with Knothole," it is just a big close up to a hole in the big tree it is still having something to reach out that I haven't get. Adams have a motive to be reach out but I don't seem to understand. Another photo is one of my favorite was the "Heaven's Peak." This photographs shows a shadowy snow mountain with clouds and prairie. I believe it is a Tundra biome since it looks cold and has snow on its peak.

Finally, is one of my favorite room, Responsibility room. The time I have got to this room my time was almost over for the day so I had to rush through looking at the photos. From what I have saw though, it was my favorite, like the photograph " Yosemite Valley, Thunderstorm," a picture with a beautiful waterfall surrounded by the cliffs, trees, brushes, and clouds/fogs. In my opinion it have showed Adams responsibility in achieving more and more as an artist and improving to be better. Last but not least comes the Reconsideration room, and a photo that I have spent my last minutes in looking at was the " El Capitan Fall, Yosemite Valley." Another pretty photograph in my perspective, another waterfall photo with cliffs, and trees, surrounded with mists, I do believe it is one of the forest biome.

Overall Ansel Adams is a talented artist even though he did not take any lessons in photography and having all the photos that he have taken turned out to be beautiful was amazing. He lived during the WWII and he could of taken pictures of the war and etc but he didn't. Unlike the other photographers, who spent most of their time taking pictures of the war, Ansel followed his inner sense and taken photos that he believed was art. He responded to his sense of responsibility by not taking more depressing pictures of the war instead he took photographs of more peaceful and relaxing yet being able to express what he wants to say by taking Landscaping photographs. Therefore, Ansel Adams might have not spent as much time as he did at the end with his career but it still interesting of how he didn't take any photography class and still have photographs so interesting. In many thing you don't really have to be taking a class to be able do good in something, there are many things out there in the world that we don't have to learn in order to do good in, so maybe for Ansel Adams he didn't have to do so because he must of be one of those people who was born to be interested in photography and do good in it.

Jonathan Valesquez

Ansel Adams is the one the first one to make a real photo of the park. Ansel Adams took his first picture in 1935 that were his first picture was one of the first pictures that he took. He helped found the photography department of the Museum of Modern art in New York City in 1940, In the Museum hi has a bunch of pictures that hi took. He has different rooms in each room there's different pictures. In each room he has different pictures an some of them are the same but different angles, so if you go check for your self you are going to see that they are so interesting because they all have cool thing's. Is like the projects that we did in my class, so I would call some of them grassland and some of them are Forest. But is so amazing how he did that he took the same pictures and some of them are the same, but they are taken in different angles. So when you go for your self you'll see that you could learn for your self that the pictures are cool. And there are different rooms, in each room there are different pictures.

In the first room was the beginning room, that room it had some pictures that they are cool like for example this name that I'm going to give you is called Marsden harlley. The picture of that was a flower in top of the table and the picture was in the Beginning room it was a nice picture. Arthur dove had a picture of the park Yosemite Park an that picture was like only mountains and it had a sun around it and it had like grass a every where, that was like the grassland. Another was John Marin his picture was a just grass and mountains that was all but it was pretty hard to see the pictures because some of them were dark so you couldn't see that clear. The next room was the different but some of the pictures were the same. One of the pictures were North Dame from glacier point right there was only mountains trees and the sun. And that picture look like grassland it was pretty cool another picture was meadows from the Y.P grassland and water Tuolumne. And it was pretty much about water and grass, and that was all I saw there and another one was flowers and rock that picture was taken in San Joaquin. And that room was almost about grassland in some of them you could see that there was only bug's or insects but that was all that room was cool and you should take a look for your self.

The learning room was more different because it had more different pictures. The picture that had snow on in was the Rock face and trees in the winter and it had some mountains but that was all. And some other picture was the, Half dome Cotton trees that was taken in the Yosemite valley, I did like that picture it was cool it just had mountains, trees and, it had some dark cloud and it was one of my favorites I don't know how to say it but it was cool. Another pictures was called Mountain Robson, that picture was taken in the Yosemite Park and it mostly had mountains and it had snow, but pretty much it was all of that stuff and that room I like too but it didn't have that much fun in the pictures.

The next room was the Motive room. Well pretty much it had the same pictures and different pictures. One of the pictures is the black Giant, and that picture was mostly about mountains and some dark clouds and that was all. An another picture was a tree in the winter greening and there was only mountains, snow and it had some fog on it was all around it so that's all it had. And the picture that I like it was two trees that were death and they were together and they were dry and the sky was dark. And that's all that's all I have to say about this room, is pretty amazing what photographers do with nature they take pictures of some stuff that they could think of is like drawing, but is taking pictures.

And the last picture was about Responsibility and that was the room that did have some interest pictures that I did think of when I was looking for my project and it had some pictures of it but I did learn stuff from it. So one of the pictures was Yosemite Valley it was about mountains, trees, and dark clouds and white so it was like mixed all together. One of the other was Old Faithful geyer, yellow stone. And it had some mountains and clouds and some grass all over the place and it was tight because it had some different thing that I did like. So that was the last room of the Museum and going there was cool because I never went there so it was cool.

So know that you know that the Museum of arts. So know that I told you dome of the pictures that I saw and kind of describe you some of the pictures. The Museum of arts has interesting things and the pictures that I like. So if you go check it out for you're self you'll see that is so cool and it feels so normal. So that's how some of the artist make their art just by taking pictures and they pretty smart just by doing that and they think how to do it and they had took pictures of the same things but some of them were different angel. So go check it out for your self and you'll like it. Thank you for reading this paper.

Michael Vo

Ansel Adams, a man I didn't know anything about until that day I went to the field trip. "Another field trip," I thought to myself like many other trips I didn't really care. Taking the bus to the SFMOMO was the best part, being away from school and all. Then I found out about Awl Adams, a photographer. Something I wouldn't be into but something interested me. Walking into the SFMOMO, I thought, "same oh same oh", because I've been here before. I dreaded coming to the field trip because I had to do a lot of work, not much time to do anything. I walk with my buddies: Peter and Robert. We look and nothing interesting.

Photography is like same thing over and over. But when I came into a room with a picture of a sunset. Sunset, I've seen it many times, nothing interesting I thought but something lured me to it. As I look, I wrote the description down from writing down the description I kept of looking at the picture. The more I look the more the picture wasn't a picture but more of a feeling which is wry mysterious. The picture had a fade of black to white for a sky, which included a moon hovering over mountains and houses. But as I looked more carefully the houses were not houses but a commentary, "freaky", I thought to myself. I looked around and around the places nothing else interesting then when I hit the "Learning Room".

The learning room had all Asel Adams pictures some I haven't seen in the other rooms. I looked at all his picture and saw mystifying pictures that made me think. I don't usually think, I'm lazy; I actually hate thinking. But these pictures made me think but not more than the picture of the sunset over the commentary. I then search for the commentary picture and saw things closer and closer learning about it. Then I accidentally hit the play button and it showed an old man talking. That old man was Asel Adams, the photographer; at first it wasn't really interesting then until he told the interviewer how he did it. From hearing his style and ability to catch a picture like the sunset picture was so interesting that it got me interesting in photography. Interested as in thinking about the pictures not a profession point. But overall his pictures that he took were very interesting.

Right now, I don't really know what to type about so I typed about what happen if this is wrong well too bad. But if this is what I suppose to write about than here it is, Asel Adams pictures are very moving and interesting. For the types of people like me it's really a big thing to get us interested in something like this so I believe Asel Adams has some short of skill that makes everyone into the photography area of art.

Christina Wagner-Jones

Ansel Adams born on February 20,1902 in San Francisco California. He grew up in a house that set by the sand duns of the Golden Gate. He was a genius and an only child. He was around for the great earthquake and fire in 1906 which might have caused him to suffer from dyslexia and hyperactive. He wasn't fitting in in any of the schools that his father put him in so his father and aunt tutored him and earns him a "legitimizing diploma" from Mrs. Kate Wilkins Private School. When he was growing up the world or SF seemed pretty hectic to me. My grandma told me about that earthquake and fire and from what I know it made people scared for a while. So I'm going to have to say that his life was confusing because he was pretty young at first. It seems to me that when he grew up in a place where there was plenty landscape. There wasn't much around except landscape to photograph so instead of looking at it as just a piece of land he turned it into something o so beautiful. Although I don't feel the same way about landscapes however I can understand. He was basically in love with the environment and with just black and white pictures it allowed you to look at the picture and put your own meaning and color to it. But with color pictures you have to look deep inside to understand what the picture is all about.

He taught himself to play the piano when he was twelve years old and he played for a twelve years and then gave it up for photographapy. "Colored and modulated by the great earth gesture," said Mr. Adams. By playing the piano it gave him great self-esteem; it also made him realize his talents in writing and teaches on photography. Bender coming into his life and meeting other photographers also had a major impact on it. However Adams claims that he was not influenced my anyone but I think the people around him had a major impact on him. Instead of photographing things such as bombing or soldiers hurt he simply photographed what he was good at and it was landscape. He took pictures of things such as the places where they took place at or how the people and things around him were responding to such chaos. Toward the end of Mr. Adams career he started to get a lot of recognition from people. They described his paintings as things such as, America wild life. His black and white photographs captured the beauty of civilization, of nature. He created his own form of art, which turned out to be something wonderful that will go on for centuries.

By doing this essay on Ansel Adams I found out a lot of interesting things about him. I thought that Ansel Adams was the name of exhibit but come to find out its the name of a wonderful talented man. He was a very interesting man. I did some research on him and it said, and it said that at first the world did not know how to act towards his art when he first started. It said the world was scared of it because it was so unique. Like me I looked at it like he must've been really bored. But once I sat down and researched him I began to understand. In the future Mr. Hrtzog you should assign the essay before taking the field trip because it'll help your students understand a lot better believe me.

Christina Wagner-Jones Rewrite

When we went to the Ansel Adams exhibit I thought man he must have been bored to sit up here and take pictures of this mess. But once I concentrated I realized that it was the

beauty of it all that caught his eye. Just like the mom called the "Beginning" in that room it was like he stared with small things such as small plants and flowers.

However when I entered the room called "Crux" it was like wow he beginning to really get the hang of it. There were photographs of very relaxed places with nice surroundings. He named his photographs things such as, "Rocks & Grass, Thunderstorm Over the Great Plains, and Aspens Dawn." Just by sitting here wondering why he named these

photographs these names I came to the conclusion that he enjoyed the nature. This particular room is telling me that he was in a kind of relaxation stage. He wanted quiet time to himself; he wanted to be icesolated from any and all distractions/ people.

The next room that I entered was the "learning" room it was like a dark gloomy confusing time for him. "Rocks, Baker, Pool, Wanda Lake" gave me the impression that he was kind of stuck in something I don't know what but that's what I got out of it.

Because all of these photographs in this room had something to do with water, dark skies, and rocks and I mean lots of it. They weren't just little bits of it but it was lots and lots of it stocked on top of each other or miles and miles of it. I think Mr. Adams went through a lot of things throughout his life that's why he went into photographing landscape because they could express what he was feeling better than a normal picture.

There also was a room called "Motive" in this room he had photographs by the names of, "In Joshua, Grand Canyon, and The Black Giant" I think these are some of the places that had a big impact on his life. Meaning those places that he photographed were the places that motivated him to do what he was doing. Those places had a major influence on him so he felt that he should pay dues to them by taking pictures and naming them after the place or person.

This a room that I like a lot because around the time that we took the trip I was feeling like I had to take responsibility for things in my life. So I choose the following photographs: Clearing, Glacial Boulders, and Base of Bridge. This particular room let me know that he was really into his job/photos but was into something and had to learn to take responsibility for things that was going on in his life.

The last but defiantly not least is the room called "Reconsideration," I think during this period of time in his life he went through a lot of withdrall. You can tell by the names of his pictures and what they was "Buffalo dance, Lower Yosemite, and Trailside" these pictures let you know that he had to find himself for real. I'm not really sure of what's going on in all of these photographs however this is my opinion.

Ansel Adams born on February 20,1902 in San Francisco California. He grew up in a house that set by the sand dunes of the Golden Gate. He was a genius and an only child. He was around for the great earthquake and fire in 1906 which might have caused him to suffer from dyslexia and hyperactive. He wasn't fitting in any of the schools that his father put him in so his father and aunt tutored him and earns him a "legitimizing diploma" from Mrs. Kate Wilkins Private School. When he was growing up the world or SF seemed pretty hectic to me. My grandma told me about that earthquake and fire and from what I know it made people scared for a while. So I'm going to have to say that his life was confusing because he was pretty young at first. It seems to me that when he grew up in a place where there was plenty landscape. There wasn't much around except landscape to photograph so instead of looking at it as just a piece of land he turned it into something o so beautiful. Although I don't feel the same way about landscapes however I can understand. He was basically in love with the environment and with just black and white pictures it allowed you to look at the picture and put your own meaning and color to it. But with color pictures you have to look deep inside to understand what the picture is all about.

He taught himself to play the piano when he was twelve years old and he played for a twelve years and then gave it up for photographer. "Colored and modulated by the great earth gesture" said Mr. Adams. By playing the piano it gave him great self-esteem; it also made him realize his talents in writing and teaches on photography. Bender coming into his life and meeting other photographers also had a major impact on it. However Adams claims that he was not influenced my anyone but I think the people around him had a major impact on him. Instead of photographing things such as bombing or soldiers hurt he simply photographed what he was good at and it was landscape. He took pictures of things such as the places where they took place at or how the people and things around him was responding to such chaos. Toward the end of Mr. Adams career he started to get a lot of recognition from people. They described his paintings as things such as, America wild life. His black and white photographs captured the beauty of civilization, of nature. He created his own form of art, which turned out to be something wonderful that will go on for centuries.

By doing this essay on Ansel Adams I found out a lot of interesting things about him. I thought that Ansel Adams was the name of exhibit but come to find out its the name of a wonderful talented man. He was a very interesting man. I did some research on him and it said, and it said that at first the world did not know how to act towards his art when he first started. It said the world was scared of it because it was so unique. Like me I looked at it like he must've been really bored. But once I sat down a researched him I began to understand. In the future Mr. Hartzog you should assign the essay before taking the field trip because it'll help your students understand a lot better believe me.

Kenny Wong

On 10/09/01 our family went to a trip. We went to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Arts to see a photographer called Ansel Adams. He was famous for taking photos that is black and white. He never learned how to become a photographer, but then in his pictures we could see how good is his picture on the room. We have seen six rooms of his photographs, each rooms show different time of his life and how he become a good photographer.

The first room is call "Beginning". It is paintings and photographs that he seen in his teenage year. Those paintings may have influenced him. Some of the paintings is very simple, mostly pictures of oceans or water. What you see during his young age is very important because you remember it easily and it will influence you, as you get older.
The second room is call "Crux". This room shows some earlier picture that Ansel had take and how he do with pictures. You can seethe painting have include him, the majority of the pictures have to do with water. Many of his pictures have plants, that is layout in the water. I think this room is the very first stage of his photographer life, so you can see he is a beginner. He never know the skills that can take picture, But he just feel how to do better on his own feeling.

The third room is call the "Learning". This room shows more of Ansel's learning stuff. The setting of these pictures is on mountains and out pine tundra. These pictures show that he is getting input to another level, it seem like he know more about photographing. He gains his experiences by taking more about pictures, he not only gain experiences but also find the way that how he wants to take the picture.

The fourth room is call the "Motive". The setting of this room is some snow mountains. These pictures are basically the same as his others. He is moving slowly from mountains to more specific to snow mountains. He doesn't seem to change a lot about his environment. Some elements that he includes in most of his pictures are trees, cloudy sky, and a background.

The fifth room is call the "Responsibility". This time the setting change a lot. His pictures are from a dry hot desert to a lush green rain forest. Although he changes his setting to different places, but things in the picture is what makes you know that he took these pictures. Now he seems to have a more feeling in the picture, because of the background maybe he want to show more of his emotion and feeling on the pictures, so he make the background more darker.

The sixth and last room is call the Reconsideration. He had finally find out what he wanted to do. You can tell by the biome he uses in the pictures. He know what he wanted to take and stays on his topic and taken some really good photographs. He learns all that by not giving up his idea of being a photographer. Also he know what to include in the photos to make them good.

Peter Wong

On Tuesday October 9, 01. The whole family X went on a field trip to the San Francisco museum of modern art. That place have art that was made by Ansel Adams when he was still alive. On this month he turn 100. They showed his picture which they call art to people in memorial of him. he started to take picture when he was not that old. Most of the picture he took was not like other peoples. He went around the world taking pictures We ride the bus to downtown and got off. We started to walk. We split up into two groups. The first group went to the museum first. The second group went to eat lunch and walk around. When it is our turn our turn to go in. We have to leave behind our bags and everything else. Then we went into a room and she gave us a briefing of what is going to happen.

When you walk by the first room there is a wall filled wit crosses and all have different designs. This room is call the Beginning there was four frames of the same. All four have pictures of a room but different. The wall across it there was all big frame with colorful lines. Most of the people thinks it have something to do with DNA.

This room was called the Crux room with pictures of people There is a picture people moving. That picture was taking by Dorothea Lange. There is many others like that where people is pack up and was ready to move out. The other one is a water fall from Yosemite. On the other side of the wall most of the picture look like it is from the rain forest.

The third roost is called the Learning the picture in this room is from the desert mountains. There is many picture on mountains most of them is in different shapes. Something of them I never even thought that the shapes can do this. There is one that have a lake. The lake is close by because you still can see some rock like in the background. The other have a tree wit snow on it. I think that might be the same place but it is in winter.

This room is called Motive has a lot of rock types and it is probably. These picture is taken near Arizona because it have a picture of the Grand Canyon. On the other side of the wall there is some pictures of the sky and clouds. there is also some trees.

In this room Responsibility it have pictures of a water fall that is called the Thunderstorm That waterfall was in Yosemite Valley. I think it was call the thunderstorm because it make sounds like a storm.

The last room was called Reconsideration. Mt. McKinley, where it is a mountain with a reflection of it caused by a lake. This is that last room of his pictures. He took some pictures of Indians and tress. There is one tree which was call Cypress Fog.

At last we leave that place. We got our stuff and left. We have seen some great pictures of the land, the biomes, and the nature of all this. He took many great pictures but those were his best. I think it was a good idea to go see those picture take he took. He picture change the way people look at nature. Ansel Adams was a great photographer I think what he do for him self to get to what he wanted was to keep trying. Ansel Adams had something for taking pictures, but he is different he don't take picture of people he take picture of nature and I think that is why people like his work so much. Today as he turn 100 his work would be shown to everyone.

Angel Xie

On October 9, 2001, all of our l Ox family teachers and students went to visit "San Francisco Museum of Modern Art". Most of the arts are draw from Adams, Ansel Easton that we saw on this museum. Ansel Adams also name of an American Photographer. He spent his whole life in Arts. Know of his black-and-white photographs is a honor thing in his life. He was a specialized in taking Landscape painting. He took part in his first photography workshop at Yosemite in 1940. Also from 1955 to 1981 he held annual photography workshop.

In San Francisco Museum of Modern Arts we had visit six rooms. Each room had a name to represent. The first room is call "beginning" in this room, I choose 3 painting, and I think this is the most that I like in this room. "Two shells" is a name in that painting; it is a black and white painting. It draws two shells in the table. "Still life "is an oil panel, it draws the lily flower on a table. "Magnolia Cunningham," is a big flower it looks like a sun flower. All of this room's art (painting are focus on our life, because the author (Ansel Adams) beginning time want to get understand of what is art.

Crux is the second room we go to visit. The picture that I see has" Grass and Pool", when you see the first time you will just see a black paper with some white straight lines, but after I saw the title, then I know those white lines are the grass. This picture is representing the glass land or ocean. "Clouds, king river" are draws many mountain and the sky with many gray clouds. I represent the Biome of temperate Forests. "Leaves and pool" it took really same with the "gross and Pools" that painting, because it with black background, and the leaves shadow looks not really clearly. This picture represents in temperate Forests, because this is the one biome have most rain, and this painting looks it take in after raining. I think "crux" this name represents all of that room's painting author already know what is art.

"Learning" is a room we go now. I think this theme represents this room is an author start to painting, start to build his goal to come true. "Mount Whitney" this painting is draw with a large mountain. This painting is represents in Grassland. "Mount Robson" is a mountain cover with ice; I think it is in Arctic Tundra, because this is the coldest biome. The next painting is "Heimet Rocks, lands end S.F" It draws a very large rock stay in the beach and beside it is ocean there. This picture is taking near the ocean.

"Motive" this room has many landscape painting. I think Motive means the author already achieve of his purpose/ goal to draw or take these picture. "Heaven's peak" the view of this picture is taken in Arctic Tundra, it draws a mountain cover with ice and sky looks cloudy. "Metamorphic Rocks" is two huge rocks stand together in grassland with no trees and water. This picture represents in grassland. "Oak tree, snowstorm Yosemite" the oak tree cover with snow, I think it takes in Arctic Tundra.

"Responsibility" the theme for this room, I think it means the author thinks he is a responsible to draw a beautiful painting. This "old faithful" painting are draw with a wave in the ocean. "Yosemite Valley" I think is a biome of Temperate Forests. This picture is including a lot of valleys and resses. "Broad Street" is a street in New York with many tall buildings, I don't think it represented in any biome. Because there is no biome have streets.

The last room we go to visit is called "reconsideration" this room with many different kinds of pictures. There is the one call "Cypress and fog" it is a large wood like a tree; I think this biome is savannah. "Trailside" draws many different types of flower and grass. It is on Tropical Rain Forest. "Buffalo Dace" is a last picture I saw on this Museum, it draws five mans with no dressing in the desert.

My conclusion is I think those six theme on each of the room axe represents the steps of the author's painting, because these painting looks like easy to the hard leave in painting. This Museum show all of Ansel Adams's painting to us, all so tells us how is his process in his artist world.

Calvin Yao

Ansel Adams, a great American photographer who was born on February 20, 1902, at 114 Maple Street, San Francisco. Also, he was the only child of his parents Olive and Charles. He became a commercial photographer for thirty years, and he made photos of western landscapes that were inspired by his trip to Yosemite when he was about fourteen years old. He won three Guggenheim grants to photograph the national parks from 1944 to 1958. Ansel Adams spent much of his life photographing in the national parks, and he served as an official photographer for the Sierra Club ( a conservation organization ) from 1934 to 1971. By founding the f/64 group with Edward Weston in 1932, he developed zone exposure to get maximum tonal range from blackand-white film.

It was during World War II in the time when Ansel Adams grew up. Life was hard in that time, and he picked to become a photographer which he wanted to take photographs of landscapes. However, landscapes are the hardest things to photograph, but he picked to do it because he personally liked it and he wanted to test his own ability, also most importantly, he was inspired by his trip to Yosemite where he saw the beautiful landscapes. Also, this trip is one of the reasons that motivated him to become a photographer. When he was young, he did not take any lessons about photography, but however, he still did become a great photographer because of hard practices, and communications with his friends which he learnt more and more about photography. Ansel Adams was interested in two possible career choices, music and photography.

After viewing the wonderful work of a new friend, photographer Paul Strand, he decided to pick photography as his career choice. During World War II, the worlds' famous photographers, in their sense of responsibility to their nations, took photographs of the war. Ansel Adams was no different, in 1943, he took photographs that documented the conditions of Japanese Americans being held in the internment camps during World War II.

The exhibit, Ansel Adams at 100, displayed most of Adams' development and achievements as a photographer. There are six rooms in the exhibit that each shows and represents a moment in his life. The first room is named Beginning, which there are several photographs and paintings that Ansel Adams may very well have seen while he was young. The next room is named Crux, inside that room there are some photographs that Adams focused on, such as the Sierra Nevada, Golden Canyon, Death Valley and landscapes in Yosemite National Park. After that, there is the third room named Learning. There you will be able to see photographs which Ansel Adams tries to show people what he saw in the landscapes. Examples of that includes the Yosemite Valley, Mount Clarence King, Summit of Mount Resplendent and Wanda Lake. Moving on you will enter the room of Motive, where you will be able to see examples of Adams tried to capture in his photographs the landscapes that made Sierra Nevada Mountain Range so popular. Inside that room, you can also see the photographs of Sierra Foot Hills and Carson City. The fifth room is named Responsibility, where you can see photographs that Adams took during World War II. Last comes the room of Reconsideration, where you can see photographs of the upper and lower Yosemite Fall.

Ansel Adams died in April 22, 1984 because of heart failure caused by cancer. Looking back to his life, he really made great accomplishments and achievements not only for himself, but also his home country and the entire world. With Ansel Adams' skills and achievements, our photography during today moved another step forward.

Peter Yee

Ansel Adams, one of the worlds most famous photographer. Ansel Adam is known for the way he does photography. He is famous for his black, and white pictures. Ansel Adams born in San Francisco, California 1902. Ansel is a photographer, which loves traveling all over the world just for a click of his camera, which gives him a picture when the film is blown up. Ansel Adams born with a family, which was very wealthy, had money. His family basically had the money to buy stuff whenever Ansel needed. When Ansel was a young man he had an interest in playing a piano. Ansel Adams also trains to become a piano player that plays the piano during a concert, but that didn't happen. IN 1916 Ansel had a trip to the Yosemite National Park, There he got interested in taking pictures of the National Park. He loved the scene so much he felt that photography was in his blood at first site. IN 1930 when Ansel was 28 years of age his photography styles change. He had developed more types of skills to take pictures. The better his skills were the higher the level he went at doing what he loves. There as he developed the feeling of being a photographer, Ansel Adams truly became one.

There were times which Ansel's pictures didn't quite look right. That made Ansel depress forcing him to stress out on taking better pictures. Later on Ansel found out that his pictures weren't bad, but instead they were good. They were pictures from the way he acted. Ansel also invented a picture method called the zone system. The zone system is a light source, which forms in 10 zones making the images black, and white. There was one thing about Ansel Adams is that he produces pictures that would never seem old. IN 1932 Adams discovered a group called the f164 which was a group of people that looked at close up photos. From 1940 all the way to the 1970's Ansel had gotten very famous. He found many museums that can carry his work or art by snapping images at National Parks all across the world. IN 1989 a museum in San Francisco was opened which carried some of Ansel's pictures. Back while Ansel was growing up wars were happening, and people were dying because of the concentration camps in the East. Also segregation was very effective back then while Ansel was growing up.

On our trip t the Museum of Modern Art also known as M.O.M.A we visited Ansel Adams six galleries of photos he took. IN each gallery there were displays of his photos he had taken while he was still alive. The six galleries of his work are called Beginning, Crux, Learning, Motive, Responsibility and Reconsideration. We first start off with the Beginning room. IN that room I saw a painting called Still Life. Still Life was a picture that looked like a flower, but it was a chunk of a tree. The other dancing trees were trees that were crossing each other. I think that it's fascinating that when a tree is crossing one another they are dancing. The Beginning gallery probably represents Ansel's work when he first started doing photography.

Next room we visited is the Crux. The word Crux means the most important parts. Meaning that the gallery in which Ansel started to take his work seriously. HE probably started thinking he is good at taking pictures, Like when his pictures started getting famous. In the Crux gallery I saw some very good work. There was a picture, which amazed me the most. The painting is named Dead tree Stomp. That picture was a picture of a tree stump that was cracked open. To me looking at that picture tells me that when you get old you die by cracking. In humans it's like breaking down slowly. It's like being killed by someone. The Crux section also had a painting called Eagle dance. In the picture is a man, which had feathers attach to his butt. The man looked like an African that was moving like an eagle, In that picture the man must have been doing some kind of ritual. The Cruz section I think expresses the things Ansel loved which was probably the winter, birds and dances. You can see that in that section he loved to see things that happened live. Like moving Avalanches, Eagles dancers, and a Tree stump cracking slowly.

After the Crux room we go to the room called the Learning room. Here in this room I learned about the ways Ansel took pictures. Ansel Adams took pictures, which had tremendous views in the object, which he is looking at. In this section called the Learning. The types of pictures he took were mainly different types of land, which was made by nature. Ansel has a painting named Peak on Glacier Ridge. It's not a glacier, but it was a white clear rock. Another painting is called the rock face and trees, which are white in color because of the winter snow. The Biome, which I think the Learning section is trying to show, is the Artic Tundra. Which has snow there, and lots of trees. I think that as you do more study in photography you learn something. That something you learn is called visualization, which is using your mind to picture something without looking at something else for ideas. Ansel must have learned a lot after he had more experience in photography.

Now we are half way through all six of Ansel Adams gallery. We are now looking at the Motive Gallery. The Motive gallery has some of Ansel most creative pieces of work. Here in this gallery you see very beautiful snap shots of Ansel's work. There is a painting, which is called Tree Detail. The picture features a stump, which looks like it's from a dead tree. The stump seems white in color but you can't really tell because Ansel Adams is famous for his Black, and white pictures. Another picture would be the Wood Detail picture. IN that picture it's a house, which is built, with wood. The house seems like someone lives in it whether its animals or us humans that live in it. There is a picture called Locust tree in snow. The picture is of an object, but it just seems like the wintertime. I think that the Motive gallery is about things he can describe in his mind as a clear picture.

The second to the last gallery is called the Responsibility room. In this room there is a picture called Grass Sequence? The grass sequence shows a field with lots of grass. The grass is green during the spring, and dries during the fall. The picture of the field looks like an old fashion setting back in the 1980's. In the Responsibility room another picture is a picture of the Yosemite Valley. The picture shows an open mountain range. The picture looks very dark, seems like the picture was either taken in the early morning or late in the afternoon. It's sort of hard to tell because there's no date of when this picture was taken. One more picture from the room I thought was cool is the Yellow Valley thunderstorm. There's a storm happening in that picture. The skies are clear, but very dark. The room I think represents him by Ansel having his own knowledge, and power.

At last were done with the five rooms we are now left with the last room. The room is called the Reconsideration room. This room seems to be meaning that once you have adapted to one hobby you can make room for another hobby also. Ansel's meaning is that his pictures represent a sudden change in them. There's a picture, which is called Mount McKinley. The painting has a picture of a mountain range, which is very icy. The next picture is a Clear view of mountains. In the early morning picture it shows how trees look when it's bright, and clean. That's the last of the rooms. Now we go to our wrap up.

Ansel Adam's is a famous photographer. He is famous for his black, and white pictures. The Museum of Modern Arts is a place, which holds pieces of great artwork. Ansel was great enough to be one of the few people who had his work posted in a Museum. Ansel was born in 1902 died in 1982. He left behind decades of fascinating art from what he had accomplished as a person. His photos are considered some of the worlds best art work. So if you want to visit a great exhibit of Ansel's pictures you should visit The Museum of Modern Art which is located in Downtown San Francisco, California.

Derell Young

We visited the Ansel Adams museum, it was very interesting the way he put all the rooms together and showed us his magnificent art work. 1 didn't like some of the pictures but he does have an eye for trees and waterfalls basically he takes a lot of outdoor pictures. Other photographers take pictures of everyday life stuff . I like how Ansel Adams took pictures off stuff he wanted to see not trying to impress someone's else eye.

In the beginning room it had more interesting pictures the pictures in this room gave you a hint off the type of pictures he like to take. I picked three pictures Decoration for Overmantle it was a man on the beach, the second one 1 choose was Lake George it was a clean lake with great blue shading, the last one was the Dancing Trees which had branches twirling and twisting. I felt that these were some hard pieces that really took time to draw and I liked them.

The second room was the Crux which is the determining point room the reason they call it that I don't get, The pictures I choose were Aspens Down, Grass and Water and North Dome all these pictures look like he was in a grassland when he took them.

The fourth room was the motive and In this room the motive of most of the pictures were down. The names of the three I picked makes you understand what I mean Tenya Lake, Turo Dead and Snag never Scotia. The Tenya Lake was dry and cloudy, the Turo Dead was a old tree with no branches, the Snag never Scotia was an old building.

The last room I got to was the Responsibility room which he took during the WW2. My choices were Yosemite Valley, Surf Sequence and Old Faithful all these (pictures our positive photos which he probably took to take his mind off the Violence from the war.

Basically what I was saying in this essay Is Ansel Adams was a good man who loved out doors and really loved nature and he went around the world taking pictures of things that he admired not trying to catch the viewers eye but make them feel they know a little bit about him by looking at hi work.

Danny Yu

Ansel Adams lived from 1902-1984; he grew up taking black and white photographs of Yosemite National Park, California coast. The world back then when Ansel Adam was growing up were like a forest because there were a lot of landscape and trees, flowers and tree branches. Ansel Adam seem like he have a good childhood because he like to take picture of trees and back then there were a lot of trees. He love to go to National Parks to take pictures an as he grew older he would spend his time taking pictures of trees and he became a photographer

In the museum, they categorized his photographs. There is a room call the beginning room; it shows photograph of his life starting as a child into adulthood. Then the Crux room is a photograph of the artist. Then the Learning room shows photographs of landscapes and next to it is the Motive room, it is the Sierra Nevada Range Vistas and landscape. Next is the Responsibility room, those photographs change him forever and finally the Reconsideration room, it is him as an artist. He took photographs of landscapes because he wants to show people how landscape is in black and white, the beautiful and nice landscape and what it was like. He also took photographs of landscape because he loves landscape.

Ansel Adam was motivated to become a photographer because of the world and landscape. He loves nature and he love to take pictures of the trees and woods. His photographs were so pretty and nice, it shows that he can be a photographer and he enjoys what he is doing. He did not take lessons in photography and he became a great black and white photographer. In each room that I went to, the photographs that he took was so nice and good, it don't even show that he didn't take any lessons. You should see some of the photographs that he took.

In the beginning room, there was a photograph of Driftwood Maine it is about some woods that look like a dragon. There was another photograph name the crowd it is a photograph of three Asians that were all wearing hats. He took the picture in the responsibility room; it was a photograph taken during World War II. The picture changes him into a painter. The reconsideration room is paintings that make him think about his likes and he took that picture during his earlier career. He spent less time taking pictures and more time going over his earlier paintings. There is painting name the stump it is a picture of a tree stumps. Another painting is the moonrise it is at night and a moon over the village. There is also the Mount McKinley painting where there is a White Mountain and a lake.

After looking at the paintings in the museums, I learned so much about Ansel Adam. I learned that he loved taking pictures of landscape because those were mainly what the paintings were about and that he started his photographer career very young. After looking at his photographs, I learned more about landscape and nature. The photographs make landscape and nature look so beautiful and nice. I still can't believe that he never took any lesson on how to take picture because his photographs look so nice and it's descriptive.

Danny Yu: Rewrite

Ansel Adams lived from 1902-1984; he grew up taking black and white photographs of Yosemite National Park, California coast. The world back then when Ansel Adam was growing up were like a forest because there were a lot of landscape and trees, flowers and tree branches. Ansel Adam seem like he have a good childhood because he like to take picture of trees and back then there were a lot of trees. He love to go to National Parks to take pictures an as he grew older he would spend his time taking pictures of trees and he became a photographer

In the museum, they categorized his photographs. There is a room call the beginning room; it shows photograph of his life starting as a child into adulthood. Then the Crux room is a photograph of the artist. Then the Learning room shows photographs of landscapes and next to it is the Motive room, it is the Sierra Nevada Range Vistas and landscape. Next is the Responsibility room, those photographs change him forever and finally the Reconsideration room, it is him as an artist. He took photographs of landscapes because he wants to show people how landscape is in black and white, the beautiful and nice landscape and what it was like. He also took photographs of landscape because he loves landscape.

Ansel Adam was motivated to become a photographer because of the world and landscape. He loves nature and he love to take pictures of the trees and woods. His photographs were so pretty and nice, it shows that he can be a photographer and he enjoys what he is doing. He did not take lessons in photography and he became a great black and white photographer. In each room that I went to, the photographs that he took was so nice and good, it don't even show that he didn't take any lessons. You should see some of the photographs that he took.

In the beginning room, there was a photograph of Driftwood Maine it is about some woods that look like a dragon. There was another photograph name the crowd it is a photograph of three Asians that were all wearing hats. There is also another photograph named the Lake George it's a lake that have blue water with a mountain on it.

In the Crux, there is a photograph of Thunderstorm over The Great Plain it is during nighttime where there is a desert that is full of sand. There is another photograph name The back of Half Dome it is a big mountain. Another photograph is the Santa Elena Canyon it is almost the other picture were there is a big mountain but it's surrounded by couple of mountains.

The learning room has a photograph Pinchot Pass it is a volcano that is surrounded by tree. Another photograph is the Pool Tuolumne it's an open field that have a lot of weeds and grass. Another photograph is the Merced Peak it is a mountain that has snow on it.

The motive room has a photograph Cedar Tree it is a have a lot of branches but no leafs on it. Another photograph is the Saguaro it is a desert plant. Another photograph is the Thundercloud it is a dark cloud on top of some hills.

The responsibility room has a photograph Glacial Befilders it is a huge rock rolling down a hill. Another photograph is the Yosemite Valley it is a mountain with clouds on it and another photograph name the Grass it is a big field with grass. He took the picture in the responsibility room; it was a photograph taken during World War II. The picture changes him into a painter.

The reconsideration room is paintings that make him think about his likes and he took that picture during his earlier career. He spent less time taking pictures and more time going over his earlier paintings. There is painting name the stump it is a picture of a tree stumps. Another painting is the moonrise it is at night and a moon over the village. There is also the Mount McKinley painting where there is a White Mountain and a lake.

After looking at the paintings in the museums, I learned so much about Ansel Adam. I learned that he loved taking pictures of landscape because those were mainly what the paintings were about and that he started his photographer career very young. After looking at his photographs, I learned more about landscape and nature. The photographs make landscape and nature look so beautiful and nice. I still can't believe that he never took any lesson on how to take picture because his photographs look so nice and it's descriptive.

Pei Xian Yu

Adams, Ansel Easton (1902-1984), he is an American photographer. All of his photographs is black and white. Adam's painstaking control of tonality and detail made him unequalled as a technical master of the black and white print. His art is very good and very beautiful. He like to take a photograph of the a landscape or maybe he like to take the photograph about the biome, like the California coast and the wilderness area of the American west, there all is the beautiful place. He spent much of his life to those photographing. In 1935 Adams published making a photograph, the first of a series of technical manuals. Here has six room of his work they are: Beginning, Crux, Learning, Motive, Responsibility, Reconsideration. Each representing a moment in his life as an artist.

The first room we called the Beginning. I saw many of the paintings and photographs that Ansel Adam's good work. I like the photographs name " The Sea Cape Split Maine" It look like the sky color, the billow was so strong. It looks like in a very dangerous state. The wave looks like the fireworks when it collide with the rock. It was a beautiful paintings.

Then we move to the room named Crux. This room has many of photographs is about the grass. I think Adam was make from the Grassland. In this section I like the photograph called "Rock and Grass." There has some grass and rock near by the pond. The tree was the find like the tree I saw at China name, Willow tree. This Photograph can make me to feel I was standing in the Grassland.

Next one is Learning, in this section I saw a lot of photograph that showed the world what Adams saw in the landscape. many of the photograph was looks like a mountain. The most one is the "Rock Face Antre." This one was looks like the mountain, but that was not a green mountain. I just saw the color was ark, it also looks like a hole. This photograph like showing the person who was unhappy.

I enter the room called Motive, this the my favorite room. this photograph is called " Locust Tree In Snow," It was snowing on the tree, so the whole tree is white. Just like the Christmas tree, cause we put some light on the Christmas tree, so when you turn it on it'll look like this photograph.

Next we move to Responsibility. here I will view photograph that Adams made from a sense of his responsibility to his Nation. In this room I like the photograph called " Grass." We saw the grass in this photograph is not green. It was different then we saw in fact. The grass is not green. But this photograph is like a grassland.

The Last on is Reconsideration. This room every photograph looks like a mountain. This photograph is very different than the another, it is " Nevada Fall." This one is looks like the mountain was falling. It was very dangerous. It can make us feel scare.

After I go over all the room, I can know how hard did Adams made those photograph. Also I can know how much he love photographing.