ANSEL ADAMSAnsel Adams was an American photographer who is best known for his black and white photographs of Western America. The category that hisphotographs best fall into is nature and landscape. Although not all of his photographs are landscape, they still have a taste of it and a definitefeeling of nature. Adams uses a large format camera for his photographs so that they create extremely sharp focused images which then allow him to blow themup to much larger sizes, also a lot of his pictures are in black and white. For example, this photograph is quite a close up shot and even though it isnt a landscape it still portrays and links the idea. Adams work has many different purposes. From a commerical side of printing his photographs in calendars and postcards to also selling original prints. His photography also helped to open National Parks. People could see that nature was changing through Adams photographs, it was becoming difficult to find nature without any man made features and so National Parks were opened to protect wildlife and nature. One thing that Ansel Adams does with his photographs is that he portrays meaning and gives us something to think about. This is another one of Adams photographs. This landscape photograph also has a theme of nature, however for me personally when i first looked at it it gave me the feeling of peace and relaxation. I could see this through the light underneath the dark sky, as though the grave yard and the sky had a connection of peacefulness. Looking at this picture several more times it also has a very eery feeling due to again the graveyard and the dark sky. Whichever way you look at this photograph it still has the idea of nature.