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Fine Print Offer from The Ansel Adams Gallery

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Winter, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California 2008

I am happy to let you know about a new Fine Print offer just announced by The Ansel Adams Gallery.  I have been honored to be the first artist for this exciting new series among the elite group of photographers represented by the Gallery.  Two of my recent images are being offered at an exceptional discount of 25% for a limited time.  The sale began this morning and will end at 6PM on Sunday, June 12th.

The two images, never printed previously, will be hand printed by me using archival inks on my high quality inkjet printer, then mounted and over-matted using archival materials.  The prints will be signed and numbered with print details included on the label attached on the back of the print.  For more details on my printing process, see Fine Art Print Information on my web site.

Valley Oak and fog, Ahwahnee, California 2010

I hope you will check for further details on Gallery’s site, pass it on to your friends, on Facebook, Twitter or on your blog.  Below you can see the images, and read the story of making each photograph.

The Ansel Adams Gallery has represented my fine art photographs since 1983, after Ansel viewed my prints himself. I am especially excited because I knew Ansel personally and his mentorship greatly inspired my career in landscape photography.

Special Fine Print Offers from The Ansel Adams Gallery

Regards,  William Neill

Hosta Leaves, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada 2011

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III__EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM__1/15 sec at f / 16__ISO 400

Last week, I was in the Toronto area with my family for a wedding.  I brought along my camera and a few lenses in case I found inspiration.  Staying at our  family’s home,  I took a short walk about their property on a drizzly day.  I am not sure if these plants are hosta, or maybe veratrum, but I know I loved the patterns.  Does anyone know the common and/or latin name?

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Enjoy, and let me know your comments about my latest image!


Raising the bar…

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III__EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM__2.0 sec at f / 32__ISO 100

Life is full of lessons.  When I went to Yosemite Valley a few weeks ago, as with every spring for 33 years, I tried to create a new dogwood images.  I always gravitate to the same tree where I have made my best dogwood images.  I call it my Home Tree.  I tried a few frames of this tree again, but realized that my past images were better.  So I moved on.  Upriver, near Pohono Bridge, I worked along the river bank, looking for a “dogwood and river rapids” image.  Here is one I made in 1988, but this season at this same location, the dogwood were too sparse:  Dogwoods on the Merced River, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California 1988.  Again, I tried a few frames anyway then headed upstream to another location where I have rarely photographed.  Unfortunately, I was running short on time since I needed to meet up with my 9 year old son Ravi’s Yosemite field trip group.  The first composition I tried was the one below.  The branches were graceful and full of blossoms.  The wind was light and there was little movement in the branches.  The water was high so the river was mostly dark with a few curving breaks of whitewater.  I am pleased with the image, but it is not up there with my best.

Finally, I spotted a dogwood tree next to the river that had a broken branch dangling in the rapid water.  The blossoms danced to the movement of the river like so many dancing fairies.  My first instinct was to use a fast shutter speed, so that the dogwood would be sharp.  Even if I could freeze the action of the tree, the river rapids would look stiff and unnatural.  So I turned my aperture down to f/32 to see what kind of impressionistic effect I could capture by allowing the blossoms to dance their dance and for the river to blur softly in the background.  Since only parts of the whole branches were being shaken by the strongly flowing river, this image has an intriguing blend of sharpness and softness.  I feel that the BW treatment adds to the delicate effect.

Lesson:  I find it important to visit locations where I feel at home.  In this case, it was my dogwood Home Tree, and in general, the stretch of dogwood trees below Pohono Bridge.  But in order to continue my own creative growth, and to raise the bar on my work, I needs to push myself to seek new views, new angles.  Each time I hope to better my best!

Let me know your thoughts about these two images.

Cheers,   Bill

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III__EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM__1/3 sec at f / 32__ISO 200

This month’s Featured Print / Holiday Offer

Thursday, December 10th, 2009
Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III__EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM__1/90 sec at f / 16

Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III__EF70-200mm f/2.8L USM__1/90 sec at f / 16

Half Dome after winter storm, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California 2008

This month’s Featured Print is “Half Dome after winter storm, Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California 2008” shown to the right.

The Special Edition photograph is an archival inkjet print, sized to 9″ x 6″ on Premium Satin Paper, matted and mounted to 11″x14″ on archival museum board. The print will be initialed by me, not signed. The series will be unlimited in quantity and numbered sequentially on the label.

With each collectible Special Edition released, you can build a fine art portfolio of my photographs at a very reasonable cost: $40 plus shipping and CA tax if applicable.


Buy my Featured Prints here…


Meditations in Monochrome-Deluxe Edition

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009
Meditations in Monochrome

Meditations in Monochrome

We have just launched a hardbound, Deluxe Edition of my Meditations in Monochrome portfolio. The book comes packaged with a Special Edition print, or two if you wish. This will make a great holiday gift, so we are taking orders now!

If you wish to receive the Deluxe Edition by Christmas, please order before December 10, preferably sooner.

To see the ten images available with this Edition, and sample page spreads, click here:

Meditations in Monochrome– Deluxe Edition

See two of the page spreads included here!  Enjoy.