Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day 2010

The care of the Earth is our most ancient and most worthy, and after all our most pleasing responsibility. To cherish what remains of it and to foster its renewal is our only hope.

- Wendell Berry

Today is a day to reflect on ways we can live on this planet more sustainably. Find Earth Day information, activities, and the many ways you can take action in your area at

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Top Nature Photographs to be Featured in Earth Day Auction

Discovery News online reports.....

The "top 40 nature photographs of all time," as selected by the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP), will be auctioned by Christie's International on April 22nd in honor of Earth Day.

Proceeds will be divided among the following environmental organizations: Conservation International, Oceana, Natural Resources Defense Council, and the Central Park Conservancy.

The collection spans over 100 years of photography and features iconic images of nature in the 20th and 21st centuries. The photographers include National Geographic Magazine Editor-in-Chief Chris Johns, Pulitzer Prize-winning landscape photographer Jack Dykinga, and underwater documentarian Brian Skerry.
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Visit to bid on items in the silent auction, including signed prints of some of the Top 40 images. You can also check out the complete gallery of 40 photographs at this Flickr page.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Yosemite Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day in Yosemite
The weekend of April 17-19 and....Earth Day: Thursday, April 22, 2010.

Where better to celebrate Earth Day than in Yosemite? Expect to enjoy activities such as sampling food from our sustainable and organic salad bar and browsing vendor tables to discover products that can help you to protect the environment. You could also make a fun souvenir, enjoy a theatrical performance or find out what Park Partners are doing to keep the Park “green” on a guided tour around Yosemite Valley. Whatever your interest you will find plenty of exciting activities to inspire you to make every day Earth Day!

Yosemite´s Earth Day Events span four days this year. Events are free and throughout the park. We look forward to seeing you there!

Earth Day 2010: "Stand Up for What You Stand On" Schedule of Events is posted on the DNC Parks and Resorts at Yosemite website.

For more information on Earth Day events contact Emily Jacobs.

Above image is by Charles Cramer. To see more of his work please visit our online gallery.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Black & White Digital Printmaking Workshop with Rich Seiling

Just a few spaces left in Rich Seiling's Black-and-White Digital Printmaking Workshop in June.

Black-and-white photography provides a deeply expressive means for personal communication. Using the vocabulary of tone, density, contrast, boldness, and subtlety to render light and physical subjects onto a print, black and white provides photographers with a language that is unique to this medium. Rich is an outstanding photographer and printmaker in his own right and an excellent teacher. You can view some video tutorials on his blog to see some examples of his teaching style.

Rich Seiling is the President of West Coast Imaging, a speciality lab that caters to the needs of fine art photographers...those who use photography as a means of personal expression. WCI offers services that produce prints of the finest quality for display in galleries and museums, and offer their services to anyone who demands this standard of excellence.

This workshop is designed to unlock your potential to express yourself through black-and-white prints made with digital tools. For more information, please visit our website.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Spring Events at The Ansel Adams Gallery

Happy Easter

Happy Spring!

It's a great time to visit Yosemite...

Redbud are blooming in the Merced River Canyon along Highway 140. The beautiful pink violet buds mixed with the fresh green leaves of the buckeyes and oaks are exciting and very photogenic.

Water Works -Upcoming exhibit for Penny Otwell, reception on Thursday April 15 from 4:00 to 6:00. Refreshments will be provided. Come meet Penny and see her lively exhibit of new paintings.

This year we are offering two Waterfalls of Yosemite photography workshops with our talented and enthusiastic instructor Mike Osborne. Please see our website for more information. You don't want to miss this opportunity to explore and photograph the waterfalls of Yosemite Valley with the man who wrote the book - Granite, Water, and Light.

If you are not able to be in Yosemite, we hope you enjoy the glorious spring season wherever you are.