Ansel Easton Adams (February 20, 1902 – April 22, 1984) Hand-Signed Photo Lithograph of Nevada Fall, Yosemite National Park, California, c. 1947, "Ansel Adams" on the verso, 5 x 7, b/w, a stunning Ansel Adams image, by the American photographer and environmentalist. His black and white landscape photographs of the American West, especially Yosemite National Park, have been widely reproduced on calendars, posters, books, and the internet. He shot many photos in black and white to clarify the beauty of natural elements and to create intensity and drama in them. The volume of water cascading over the fall meant that it was producing billowing clouds of mist that rolled down the canyon for over half a mile. He took the longer trail to get to his chosen viewing spot as he feared that the shorter Mist Trail that passed by Vernal Fall would wet his equipment. Adams still arrived hours before he knew that the conditions would be right for the photograph he wanted with the sun in the right position. He spent the time moving around the area looking for the best location, anticipating where the rainbow would form from noting the angle of his own shadow. With the luxury of so much time available, he was able to set himself up in the perfect position with his camera and tripod so that branches and vegetation was ideally lined up in relation to the cliffs and waterfall behind. In particular he notes that "I had a particularly hard time with the small tree in the upper left corner of the image." A feature that many observers would have hardly noticed if at all, such was his perfectionism. And now this beautiful hand-signed Ansel Adams is available to you and is in fine condition.