??? I don't exactly get your (New Inspiration) point here. New Inspiration Point is the present east end Tunnel View, where EVERYONE takes pictures – and with good reason. Old Inspiration Point is along the historic carriage road from Wowona about a 1000' higher, accessible by trail. It is vastly overgrown now and no longer offers the stunning, easily accessed views of the New.
Originally Posted by andrew.roos
Yosemite and the High Sierra (1994) is one of my favorite plate books and I consider its glossy renditions to be much finer and truer than the much ballyhooed 2001 Ansel Adams at 100 (also Szarkowski), whose plates are quite uncharacteristically warm toned, something Adams seem not to personally favor. As a note of historical accuracy (AA's autobiography), Adams was known to be very insistent that the images of his GSP's be as true as possible in book form, and pioneered quality duotone photographic reproduction. Indeed, Szarkowski is difficult, but I think his prose may be appreciated better in the narrative context of the Rick Burns AA PBS documentary.
I feel nothing but sorrow for anyone who cannot gain some kind of inspiration from the photographic reproductions in Yosemite and the High Sierra, new or old, no matter their own personal style or interest.
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