Capturing the splendor
Today, February 20th, is the birthday of celebrated nature photographer, Ansel Adams who was born in San Francisco in 1902. Adams is best known for his black and white landscape photographs of national parks, especially Yosemite and the Sierras. As a boy, he wanted to become a concert pianist but when he was 14, his parents gave him a Brownie Kodak camera. That summer he went to Yosemite and returned every year to photogragh it until he was 81. He became the photographer for the Sierra Club in 1922. Adams said, "A good photograph is knowing where to stand."