I have always been a fan of Ansel Adams. His landscape photography is truly awe inspiring. Whilst I know I’m certainly no Ansel Adams, this photograph is inspired by him. The photograph was taken close to where I live. I loved the shadows in the rock formation and with an red filter, the contrast gives the image a beautiful tonal quality that looks fantastic in print. Of course, Adams used his famous zone system when shooting pictures. This system was a highly technical way of working that Adams perfected and championed through the 1930s. I don’t think I have the patience to follow this technique in its entiriety.
‘I hope that my work will encourage self expression in others and stimulate the search for beauty and creative excitement in the great world around us’ – Ansel Adams