Steve Kidd follows in Ansel Adams’ footsteps in Yosemite National Park
I first became interested in photography through my grandfather. He had a Hasselblad, and I remember being fascinated by the knobs and the fact that you had to look into the top to compose your picture. Not long after I received my own camera: a Brownie Starflash that I was immensely proud of. My grandfather also introduced me to the landscape photography of Ansel Adams, and I vividly remember seeing his ‘Clearing Storm’ image of Yosemite and being forever changed by its power.
Knowing that I could walk in Ansel’s footsteps is what drew me to Yosemite. I didn’t know what to expect when I made my first trip there but I was awestruck by its grandeur. You have to drive through an enormous rock arch as you enter, and the immensity of the
01 Setting Moon at Sunrise Nikon D800, Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8G ED, 8 secs, f/22, ISO200