My Personal Walden would have to be the White Mountains of New Hampshire. My reasoning for this is because ever since the first time I've been to NH I fell in love with the area and the beauty of the mountains.
My photographer is Ansel Adams
Adams lived his whole life in California
Adams' subject matter was landscapes and the American West
Adams did landscape photography and worked for himself.
I chose Ansel Adams because I share a common interest with him and that is conservation and nature. I also like Adams because his photographs show the sheer beauty and colossal size of the American West.
The photo's lighting is coming from behind a cloud which is also behind a mountain range and gives the image a dark and dreadful look to it.
The contrast of the photo is balanced but leans more towards the darker end of the spectrum.
The photo is slightly under exposed but it benefits from that to give a more dark look.
Yes the photograph is in focus.
Fast shutter speed to capture the clear clouds.
Looking slightly down into the valley towards the river but keeping the sky and the mountain range in the background.
Yes the photo is balanced
Adams wants you to take in everything in the photograph due to everything being in focus.
The photograph is horizontal and shows you the sheer size of everything from the winding river to the enormous mountain range that touches the sky.
Adams has the tip of the winding river in the foreground and the valley and mountain range in the background.
Yes the river takes you to edge of the valley and the mountain range and lets you take in everything in the photo.
I recreated this photo by converting to black and white and using the tree line to mimic the mountain range in the photo.