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.