Alan on May 20th, 2009

Ansel Adams met his future wife through his love of music, and although people told him to stick with his music career, he obviously didn’t end up doing that. In 1927, he hiked down to the diving board, which is a part of Half Dome. He took along a camera and 12 negative glass plates. […]

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Alan on May 18th, 2009

Yosemite National Park is full of untouched beauty and so many natural wonders, that it is often a site visited by many photographers and artists looking for inspiration or wanting to try their hand at capturing the true beauty of the location. Ansel Adams Yosemite photography is some of the most popular that you will […]

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Alan on January 29th, 2009

The goal in building the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park was to protect it from fire, which is a problem in many national parks around the country. Therefore, the wood-like façade was made of poured concrete and stained to appear to be redwood timber. The hotel is among one of the most beautiful and […]

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Alan on January 28th, 2009

While rustic accommodations have always been prevalent in the national parks around the United States, many people prefer a more luxurious option for accommodations, which created a need for hotels such as the Ahwahnee Hotel at Yosemite, which was conceptualized in the 1920s by Stephen Mather, who was the director of the National Park Service […]

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