Thanks again Scott,
I emailed Jeff and he got back to me this am.Answered several questions etc,,Incredible knowing how busy with the gallerys and shooting and etc,,,,,I can see why you want to own one of those pieces.Your buying more than simply an image!We loved Ansel for the very reason that he was an incredible person too!Jeffs being out there keeps us hopeful:)
As far as the color subject is concerned im still positive that many of Jeffs images are not done justice by how the film can render a scene.Even Ansel expressed frustration with color film to work a scene to what he saw that day-thus,black and white was it!!!Which I also am a huge fan,but one thing for sure color film has come thank God alot further than it was in the golden era of mine:)
Yes I was fresh out of college climbing and photographing in Yosemite when I met Ansel photographing El Cap with group in tow.We chatted briefly and when he learned of my plan to hike up the mist trail the next day he invited me along.Next thing you know,he has me carrying that giant 8 x 10 camera/tripod of his all the way to Nevada Falls and to the springboard where Monolith was taken years before!That was my intro to the man.Half mtn goat/half man!Huge giving heart!
One of my personal favourites I asked Jeff about was Moonstruck taken in Big Sur.Wow!!!Did you know that was a 3 hour exposure under full moon?I personally love those technical-creative and compositionally sound thought out image.That is a wonderfully great piece!Maybe Jeff will give us a discount if we buy together:)Smiling,,,,,Thanks for sharing Jeffs work!
ps,,The late great Galen Rowell is someone you"d enjoy too!