Explore Yosemite Valley with the Find Your Ansel App!
Ansel Adams began photographing Yosemite Valley when he was just fourteen years old, capturing the majestic landscape with his first camera, a Kodak Brownie. It was Yosemite Valley where Ansel got his first job in the park working as a summer caretaker in the visitor lodge. It was also in the Valley where he met his wife Virginia Best, who helped him launch his career and begin the family business that is today The Ansel Adams Gallery. Now, we’d like to share with you some of Ansel’s favorite photography locations in Yosemite Valley with Find Your Ansel. By using the app, we invite you to discover and photograph the very same places Ansel first made famous.
WIth Find Your Ansel, you can explore our interactive map to find places where Ansel photographed, make your own images there, and share them online with friends and family.
Here are 5 of our favorite Yosemite Valley locations you can explore with Find Your Ansel:
1. Yosemite Valley, Summer by Ansel Adams
2. Half Dome, Merced River, Winter by Ansel Adams
3. Nevada Fall, Rainbow by Ansel Adams
4. El Capitan, Clouds, Merced River by Ansel Adams
5. Fern Springs, Dusk by Ansel Adams
“Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space. I know of no sculpture, painting, or music that exceeds the compelling spiritual command of the soaring shape of the granite cliff and dome, of patina of light on rock and forest, and of the thunder and whispering of the falling, flowing waters.”