"When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence."
Ansel Adams.A few more words of wisdom from Ansel Adams...
"In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration."
"There are worlds of experience beyond the world of the aggressive man, beyond history, and beyond science. The moods and qualities of nature and the revelations of great art are equally difficult to define; we can grasp them only in the depths of our perceptive spirit."
"A good photograph is knowing where to stand."
"A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed."
"...always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space."
"A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words."
"To photograph truthfully and effectively is to see beneath the surfaces and record the qualities of nature and humanity which live or are latent in all things."
"There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer."
"A photograph is usually looked at - seldom looked into."
"I tried to keep both arts alive, but the camera won. I found that while the camera does not express the soul, perhaps a photograph can!"
"Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointment."
"The only things in my life that compatibly exists with this grand universe are the creative works of the human spirit."