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duluthiscool 3:52am, 2 February 2010
I love browsing through the National Archives... and now... they are part of Flickr... including numerous images by Ansel Adams...

www.flickr.com/photos/usnationalarchives/sets/72157623296...

Cool.
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K. Praslowicz 9 years ago
I feel that the Adams set goes to show how important good editing is for great photography. When I see a bulk of his work in such a state of loose editing and not up to his typical printing standards, I'm left somewhat underwhelmed.
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duluthiscool 9 years ago
yea. i agree.

i just purchased one of the really crappy ones for my son... he is having a birthday soon...
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Hambone Lewinski 9 years ago
Interesting you should mention that, Kip. We went to the San Jose art museum like two weeks ago and they had an exhibit of early Adams prints there (unrelated: they also had Jesus as a Dinosaur).

Aside from the frustrating loss of contrast from yellowing acid-based paper, I noticed just how unrefined his early stuff was. They actually had images of his that he revisited years later and are quite well known, but were some of his earliest negatives. It was crazy to see the treatment that he gave the same negatives after 15 more years of darkroom experience under his belt.

The guy really was a master in the darkroom.

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enchanted afternoon [deleted] 9 years ago
Cool. Thanks for posting that Rich!
I've been meaning to take a peak at his oeuvre for quite some time now.
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JulesAmeel PRO 9 years ago
www.flickr.com/photos/nationaalarchief/

I've been really happy with all the photos from the Netherlands national archive.

especially this guy

farm4.static.flickr.com/3340/3236806056_a0d1236ef3.jpg
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^ that shot is amazing
Amanda~Christine 9 years ago
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JulesAmeel PRO 9 years ago
This man invented chloroform:

farm4.static.flickr.com/3090/3102027867_9a03e70f4c_o.jpg

and looks creepily excited about it...
parsimonious peace [deleted] 9 years ago
He probably sodomized the photographer after with it, that's why.
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K. Praslowicz 9 years ago
J-Sauce, ever seen the Ansel Adams work from the Japanese Internment camps?

memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/anseladams/index.html

That site is interesting as the gallert pairs each of his prints against a straight scan of the negative.
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JulesAmeel PRO 9 years ago
ooo!
I hope im j sauce! and i did enjoy that very much.
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