National Maritime Museum
Good Friday was our day in London, we visited the National Maritime Museum (pictured above) and walked through Greenwich Market. Well our journey started at Crossharbour in the Docklands.. we parked there and then caught the DLR over to the Cutty Sark.
By luck because it was a Public Holiday so parking in Crossharbour was free and easy and it is only a couple of minutes on the DLR before you get to the Cutty Sark.
Greenwich does have Car Parks (albeit small ones), but we thought that being a public holiday parking would be a bother so hence our reason for using the DLR.
As we arrived in Greenwich, we were greeted with signs advertising the Ansel Adams Exhibition (which ends on the 28th April 2013) that was being held in the National Maritime Museum.
Ansel Adams is the most popular and arguably the most influential photographer in American history. Famous for dramatic and evocative landscapes, he produced iconic and beautiful images of American nature. The forests, mountains and coastlines of the US provided a rich environment for Adams’s pioneering photography, and this exhibition brings together his most powerful and striking pictures of water in all its forms, from awe-inspiring images of epic seascapes, dramatic rapids and geysers, to crashing waterfalls, placid ponds, raging rivers and beautiful ice-locked landscapes.
What I liked about his photography is the drama that he includes in his pictures. I could have easily walked away spending an entire fortune on his books and pictures. His photographs are inspirational and spectacular… when you think about it, all his photos were shot before the days of photo processing..
Ansel Adams, is renowned, along with others, for getting photography recognised as an art and he is also recognised as an environmental activist.
An exhibition well worth visiting, especially if you love Black and White Photography.
Thanks has to go to lignumdraco for the idea of keeping the above photograph within the spirit of Ansel Adams and his photography by posting the above picture in Black and White.. What a novel idea, many thanks and here is the black and white version. Hope you and yours had a great Easter xx