Ansel Adams (1902-1984) American photographer and environmentalist. His black-and-white landscape photographs of the American West, especially Yosemite National Park, have been widely reproduced. He developed 'previsualisation' and the 'Zone' system to ensure exposure at specific densities in B&W outdoor photography
[close-up of robust pine cone, smaller end up, nested between narrow eucalyptus leaves] Ansel Adams Pine Cone and Eucalyptus Leaves, San Francisco, California 1932 ca. 1936 1933 INTIMATE NATURE: ANSEL ADAMS AND THE CLOSE VIEW The photographs in Intimate Nature: Ansel Adams and the Close View represent an under recognized and rarely examined aspect of Ansel Adams's half-century-long career: his study of the intimate details of nature through the close view of his camera.