Ansel Easton Adams was an 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, and in books. Wikipedia
Ansel Adams: Master of the Landscape
“It is my intention to present – through the medium of photography – intuitive observations of the natural world which may have meaning to the spectators.”
ANSEL ADAMS 1902 - 1984 Redwoods, "Avenue of the Giants" Date: ca. 1938
Ansel Adams of course. These trees are the oldest living thing on earth.
Mt. Williamson, Sierra Nevada, from Manzanar photo by Ansel Adams, California 1944