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    A good book to read...

    Learning from the master...

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    Re: A good book to read...

    An excellent book to read and I've been at the exact spot where Adam's set up his camera for the shot in the book, of Half Dome.

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    Re: A good book to read...

    You immediately got the concept of my shot. Did you take some shots while you were there, Chris?

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    Re: A good book to read...

    I did but lost everything to a naughty little waterspout a long while back...However, that aside, I did have the opportunity to meet Ansel Adams back when I was in high school, and that, my friend is a memory I will always cherish.

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    Re: A good book to read...

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisC View Post
    I did but lost everything to a naughty little waterspout a long while back...However, that aside, I did have the opportunity to meet Ansel Adams back when I was in high school, and that, my friend is a memory I will always cherish.
    Wow, that is really awesome! You're one lucky photography guy.

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    Re: A good book to read...

    He had a studio/workshop in Yosemite. Dumb luck that we met on a trailhead coming down from the backside of Half-Dome. A friend I was with was an avid rock climber and was scoping out a climb...I was just along for the hike.
    While I spent a goodly amount of time chatting with Adams and asking a million questions about the large cameras he was packing as the largest camera I'd ever seen was a 4x5 Speed Graphic (at least I was able to talk somewhat intelligently), I only knew his name because of my photography teacher in high school. I still remember at the time thinking how impressed he would be when he found out I'd met his idol. It wasn't until years later, I realized how fortunate I'd really been. I was still in high school at that time and didn't realize that in an equivilency, I was standing and chatting with John F. Kennedy. I still get goose bumps.

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    Re: A good book to read...

    Thanks for sharing, Chris. I'm really inspired by your story. You don't get that opportunity most of the time. Wow... Ansel Adams in person, just wow.

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