A Quiet Day in The Mariposa Grove by Mike Reeves For April’s post I wanted to show an image I took under what could be called making the best of a bad situation. In April 2012 I had been enjoying lunch along the river when I unfortunately cracked a tooth on what I was eating. […]


 Misty Sunrise from Tunnel View by Kirk Keeler From time to time, I will do some pre-planning to be in the right place at the right time to capture a natural phenomenon, such as a full moon rising behind a certain peak like Half Dome or Cathedral Peak.  Using software, such as The Photographer’s Ephemeris, or […]

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A Yosemite Year – A Photographer’s Almanac April 2014

by The Ansel Adams Gallery April 23, 2014

I’ve heard some say this winter season has been a disappointment. Photography-wise. Where are the dramatic snowy valley scenes, the snow “cones” and frazil ice, the water in horsetail falls? It may be a good thing that Yosemite still feels new to me even after three years. I still don’t know what to expect. The […]


A Unique Offer in Fine Art Photography – Charles Cramer

by The Ansel Adams Gallery April 7, 2014

A Unique Offer in Fine Art Photography – Charles Cramer Above: Intertwined Trees and Dogwood, Great Smoky Mountains by Charles Cramer. All rights reserved. For the first time in 2014, the Ansel Adams Gallery is thrilled to offer its collectors, friends and fellow art lovers, a chance to participate in a unique opportunity. From time to […]


Trees in Snowstorm, Cooks Meadow by Kirk Keeler Snow in Yosemite Valley has been infrequent the last two winters.  I moved to Yosemite in March of 2010, during a snowstorm.  The following March (2011), the inhabitants of the park experienced what has affectionately become known as ‘Snowmageddon’; a series of snowstorms that dropped several feet […]

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‘Best of best’ of Ansel Adams’ photos on display

by Associated Press March 17, 2014

  LOS ANGELES — During the last years of his life, Ansel Adams pored over the tens of thousands of negatives he’d carefully stored since his teens, setting aside 70 he determined would stand as his greatest works of art. Adams offered to personally print, sign and sell sets of 25 photographs from them — […]


I love to hear Yosemite Valley sing.  It can be a subtle aria – a muffled wind through the trees, a cascade chortling down the cliffs or the background thrum of rain as it harmonically raps on the surface of the Merced River.  But March usually introduces a crescendo.  As spring unfolds, the falls begin […]

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Alan Ross Photography Price Increase

by The Ansel Adams Gallery February 26, 2014

Free of any photographer’s bias, but composed with genuine calculation, Alan Ross produces unique and stirring images from across natural and manmade world.  Starting with his days working as Ansel Adams’ chief assistant, to his solo exhibitions that draw crowds of their own today, Mr. Ross has developed a style of image making that emphasizes […]


High up on the trail – above where the conifers start to cling to their purchase, and the cliffs begin to bend toward the sky – the low winter sun avoids any and all obstructions, a warming respite from the fervent chill lingering around Yosemite’s floor.   Down below, the recent flurries have colluded in the […]

Moon Dome, North Dome by Penny Otwell

Yosemite Artwork, the Soul and Spirit of the Park

by Evan Russel, Curator for The Ansel Adams Gallery February 5, 2014

Yosemite is steeped in tradition, mythology, ceremony and adventure.  This is the soul and spirit of the park – the water sings it, the granite walls echo it, and the animals steward it.  And behind the semblance of rigid sentinels, it is in habitual flux, walking the trail between repose and renewal.  Each and every visitor encounters this spirit – […]