Ansel Adams inspired many. He is rebel and a trend setter during his time. He rejected Pictorialism which was the photographic style at the time. He sets an example of pushing the art and craft of photography forward by not being reactionary to new styles and photographic technologies. I think if Ansel got his hands on Photoshop, he'd be like a kid in a candy store.
Here's his quote..
"I eagerly await new concepts and processes. I believe that the electronic image will be the next major advance. Such systems will have their own inherent and inescapable structural characteristics, and the artist and functional practitioner will again strive to comprehend and control them."
For the record, I shoot film more than digital.