Two Days With Michael Adams

Ode to Ansel Adams

I’m currently up in Yosemite Valley with my wife spending two days interviewing Michael Adams, Ansel Adams’ son. The interviews are being done as part of a new video show called Photo Cycle that I’m working on with Robert Scoble and professional photographer Marc Silber. Rocky Barbanica who is executive producer of the new show is also up here with us.

In about an hour we are going to be given a guided tour up on a closed road to Glacier Point to shoot photographs from more of the places that Ansel Adams shot over the years. Yesterday we spent most of our time driving around Yosemite Valley to many of the most famous spots where Adams first shot some of the world’s most iconic images of nature.

Michael Adams is such a kind and generous man. When I have more time after I’m back I’ll do a much more detailed write up. He has so many amazing stories about his father Ansel and the beautiful photographs that Ansel provided the world with.

The photograph above was taken in the same meadow where Ansel Adams shot Moon and Half Dome, one of his most famous and spectacular images.

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  1. Noel says:

    Looking forward to your follow up and images!


  2. Sach says:

    While your there and time permitting – try scaling up half dome. I’m not sure if it’s opened right now but if it is its worth the effort. The stairway mad up of 2×4’s is scary and thrilling to say the least. Enjoy – Yosemite is one of my favorite places to visit.

  3. matt says:

    Thomas – this sounds like an amazing experience. I can’t wait to see your photos, the video, and your thoughts on what you learned from Michael. Hope you have a great time.

  4. says:

    I look forward to reading the write ups … btw, are the waterfalls still gushing around this time?

  5. I love Yosemite! I’ll be visiting it again next month, with some friends from work.

    Camping, hiking, fun!

    We’ll be climbing Half-Dome, from the back side.

    Many great photo opportunities, for sure.

  6. Good times in Yosemite with great people like Thomas and the gang. Unprecidented access (for us) to closed parts of the park made4 it that much more of a special trip. Alas, even though I appreciate the promotion to Executive Producer, I am the Senior Producer. Executive Producer is Ed Sussman-

  7. Alana Raso says:

    Beautiful every day of the year. For more about Michael Adams on Ansel Adams, here is an interesting article: