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Oct 11, 2021 15:21:36   #
rockdog Loc: Berkeley, Ca.
 
This may be the best 60 minutes of your day!

https://www.opb.org/television/programs/oregon-experience/article/the-river-they-saw/?fbclid=IwAR0DLcBzlQ4DARBd18SMKE7M_708sCmfVWWdyw-m-7iS6PkurYM3zE29a-Q

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Oct 11, 2021 15:42:55   #
FL Streetrodder
 
Interesting video and story. Reminded me of an early photographer in New York state who took over 3,000 photos of the Adirondack region over a 20 year period in the late 1800's. The link below might interest you.

https://www.chapmanmuseum.org/research/stoddard/

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Oct 11, 2021 17:01:07   #
copladocus
 
All my life the only name I heard in relation to old landscape work and Yosemite in particular was of course Ansel Adams. Watkins predated him by decades first doing work in Yosemite and then in the Columbia River gorge. While Watkins claims the title of the original artist, Adams due to the improved technologies, certainly claims more viewable photos. Thanks for posting this nice history lesson.

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Oct 11, 2021 17:13:21   #
rockdog Loc: Berkeley, Ca.
 
FL Streetrodder wrote:
Interesting video and story. Reminded me of an early photographer in New York state who took over 3,000 photos of the Adirondack region over a 20 year period in the late 1800's. The link below might interest you.

https://www.chapmanmuseum.org/research/stoddard/


The history of these early landscape photographers is very interesting, thanks for the link.

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Oct 11, 2021 17:21:40   #
rockdog Loc: Berkeley, Ca.
 
copladocus wrote:
All my life the only name I heard in relation to old landscape work and Yosemite in particular was of course Ansel Adams. Watkins predated him by decades first doing work in Yosemite and then in the Columbia River gorge. While Watkins claims the title of the original artist, Adams due to the improved technologies, certainly claims more viewable photos. Thanks for posting this nice history lesson.


These early large format, wet plate landscape photographers were fascinating. There is a great description of the process here. When you tripped the shutter...you had to mean it!

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