Minarets, Evening Clouds, California by Ansel Adams (c. 1937)

The photograph titled “Minarets, Evening Clouds, California” is a work by Ansel Adams, dating from approximately 1937. In this black and white image, majestic peaks known as the Minarets, part of the Ritter Range in the Sierra Nevada, stand sharply against the sky. The evening clouds are prominent and dramatic, taking on various shapes and textures that suggest movement. They swirl above the rugged mountains, which are partly covered by snow and ice, underscoring the wilderness and natural beauty characteristic of Adams’ work. The contrast between the dark, jagged peaks and the luminous, dynamic sky creates a powerful and evocative scene that captures the grandeur of this Californian landscape.

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