Ansel Adams Wilderness revisited in new National Geographic book
posted Friday, April 25, 2014 at 12:44 PM EST
Ansel Adams was not only a pioneering landscape photographer, but a conservationist as well, playing a big role in convincing the federal government to create the Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks. After his death, a section of the central California wilderness was renamed in his honor.
Photographer Peter Essick, who has worked for National Geographic for 25 years, embarked on a project to photograph that area, following in the footsteps that Adams laid decades before. Essick's photos were just published in a new Nat Geo book, appropriately titled The Ansel Adams Wilderness.
The landscapes, as Adams would have done, are presented in black-and-white, though they were shot with a digital camera—no specific model is mentioned, though. Either way, the photos are stark and attention-grabbing. Modern process or otherwise, the landscape is pretty powerful.
National Geographic has graciously shared some of Essick's photos from the collection for your viewing pleasure. To see more, buy the book or head to Essick’s website, and check out a quick interview he did recently with Mother Nature Network.