Essay on Ansel Adams

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"Standing there, gaping at this monstrous and inhuman spectacle of rock and cloud and sky and space, I feel a ridiculous greed and possessiveness come over me. I want to know it all, possess it all, embrace the entire scene intimately, deeply, totally as a man desires a beautiful woman. An insane wish? Perhaps not-at least there’s nothing else, no one human, to dispute possession with me" (Abbey 6). People today seem to view our wondrous national parks as such a small part of our country. They do, in fact, only take up a small percentage of the total land in the United States, but they are so much more than just the amount of land they assume. Our national parks are the places that we have deemed superior than that of any other place in …show more content…
I know that this beauty in the parks exists, but I have never seen it, felt it, or experienced it. But when I see his pictures I realize how much beauty that our country and our national parks hold. These things have been created, shaped, and viewed, particularly by Ansel Adams, who has captured beauty that is now being viewed by everyone.

One of the greatest places in the Grand Canyon the Colorado River ever created was Glen Canyon. Glen Canyon was a place that I never knew existed, probably because today, it doesn’t, unless you travel under hundreds of feet of water. It was full of side canyons, waterfalls, fossils, and traces of humans that inhabited that area hundreds of years ago. While seeing the video Let The River Run: A Journey Into Glen Canyon, I felt that I was seeing a very humble and solemn place. It was a place that was private, undisturbed, and very secluded. Katie Lee said, while she was in Glen Canyon, "No one is in front of you, behind you, and maybe, just maybe, no one has ever been here before." I think that that is a wonderful and awe inspiring way to think. It makes you take a step back from life and realize that this is a place that was rarely seen by humans, and now humans may never see it again. Katie Lee also said, "I will take the canyon back with me." I am sure that she is glad that she did, as it is now under hundreds of feet of water. This satisfies the process of

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