Bierstadt was here

4 thoughts on “Bierstadt was here”

  1. Living near the Texas Gulf Coast where when it rains we watch the water pile up because it doesn’t know which way is down makes it easy to fall in love with mountains. My first memories of mountains are from the images created by Ansel Adams and Albert Bierstadt. I’ve got an urge to get in the car and head Northwest.

    1. I’ve had “mountain fever” all my life. Growing up in central Oklahoma gives one an extraordinary appreciation of vertical landscapes. And no one has captured their grandeur better than Adams and Bierstadt. If you’re interested in present-day RMNP photos, you might enjoy Erik Stensland’s work. He’s my current favorite, but I’m biased because I know so many of the places he photographs (and I failed so miserably when I tried to photograph them myself). There are interesting notes with each of Stensland’s photos about the location, circumstances, and camera used.

... and that's my two cents