WINTER SUNRISE, SIERRA NEVADA FROM LONE PINE

Information about Winter Sunrise, Sierra Nevada from Lone Pine

Location: Sierra Nevada
GPS Coordinates:
36.578, -118.292
Original Photograph Negative
: 1944
Artist: Ansel Adams

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On four successive mornings Adams tried to take this photograph from the east side of the Sierra. On the fifth day it was still dark and bitterly cold when he set up his camera on the new platform on top of his car and retreated to the warm interior. As dawn drew near, he returned to the camera to await the sun’s first rays on the meadow. “I finally encountered the bright, glistening sunrise with light clouds streaming from the southeast and casting swift moving shadows on the meadow and dark rolling hills.” At the last possible moment, the horse turn to offer a profile view. Many years later he wrote “Sometimes I think I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter!