Saturday, February 12, 2011

Too much yak

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I dislike as much as anyone any implication that the Zone System is an esoteric end in itself. To begin with, I did not 'invent' it. It is a simple codification of sensitometry.... There is far too much 'yak' in photography. Too many people talk and write; too few make photographs of personal and enduring quality. (emphasis mine)

Ansel Adams, 1982


Lumen said...

Yeah... good and inspiring words of the great master ánd you!
Lets make real personal good pictures.
Nice tones of B&W in this one.
"so Ansel" ;-)

J. M. Golding said...

A wondAnd a erful commentary on tools (whether physical objects or ideas) and what they're for! And the textures in this photo are just beautiful - it's as time is frozen into deeper and deeper layers.