Millions of men have lived to fight, build palaces and boundaries, shape destinies and societies but the compelling force of all times has been the force of originality and creation profoundly affecting the roots of human spirit.
Yosemite Valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space.
Not everybody trusts paintings but people believe photographs.
The negative is comparable to the composer's score and the print to its performance. Each performance differs in subtle ways.
There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.
You don't take a photograph, you make it.
Myths and creeds are heroic struggles to comprehend the truth in the world.
Some photographers take reality...and impose the domination of their own thought and spirit. Others come before reality more tenderly and a photograph to them is an instrument of love and revelation.
Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.
Photography, as a powerful medium of expression and communications, offers an infinite variety of perception, interpretation and execution.
Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer - and often the supreme disappointment.
When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
Simply look with perceptive eyes at the world about you, and trust to your own reactions and convictions. Ask yourself: Does this subject move me to feel, think and dream? Can I visualize a print - my own personal statement of what I feel and want to convey - from the subject before me?
Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready to have somebody click the shutter.
A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words.