• The Story Behind Ansel Adams' Iconic ‘Moonrise, Hernandez'

    11 days ago - By Peta Pixel

    The Ansel Adams Gallery made this 4-minute video about Ansel Adams' Moonrise, Hernandez , a photo the gallery calls Adams' “most famous and iconic image.” Sales director Brittany Moorefield shares the story behind the photo while presenting an ultra-rare mural-sized print from the early 1970s.
    Adams shot the photo while returning to Santa Fe from northern New Mexico on November 1st, 1941.
    “I observed a fantastic scene as we approached the village Hernandez,” Adams says. “The moon was about two days before full, and the buildings and crosses were illuminated by a gentle, diffuse sunlight...
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