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Paul Pless
07-27-2010, 02:08 PM
Outstanding!

link (http://www.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/07/27/ansel.adams.discovery/)

Uncle Duke
07-27-2010, 02:24 PM
Very cool !

brad9798
07-27-2010, 05:47 PM
Just read about that ... what an AWESOME find!!!!!

:)

Peerie Maa
07-27-2010, 05:55 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cY2GmYE_piE&feature=related

Steve Paskey
07-27-2010, 07:11 PM
I read that earlier today... a fabulous story.

But the 20-something kids who write headlines for CNN really should read the stories before they write. The headline on the linked story says that a guy bought Ansel Adams *photos* at a garage sale. Wrong: the items he bought for just $45 were glass plate negatives, which are MUCH more valuable than individual photos.

Ed Harrow
07-27-2010, 07:28 PM
I read that earlier today... a fabulous story.

...says that a guy bought Ansel Adams *photos* at a garage sale. Wrong: the items he bought for just $45 were glass plate negatives, which are MUCH more valuable than individual photos.

Talk about a moral conflict...

Steve Paskey
07-27-2010, 09:25 PM
Oh my, here we go ... Ansel Adams' heirs don't think the negatives were made by Adams, and they're consulting a lawyer about the possibility of suing the guy who's claiming that they were.

link: "Adams heirs skeptical about lost negatives claim" (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_ansel_adams_lost_work;_ylt=AljSZvYOcZGp1R7aZNqE UvKs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTNzbjkzZDF0BGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTAw NzI3L3VzX2Fuc2VsX2FkYW1zX2xvc3Rfd29yawRjY29kZQNtb3 N0cG9wdWxhcgRjcG9zAzgEcG9zAzUEcHQDaG9tZV9jb2tlBHNl YwN5bl9oZWFkbGluZV9saXN0BHNsawNhZGFtc2hlaXJzc2s-)


"It's an unfortunate fraud," said Bill Turnage, managing director of the Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust. "It's very distressing."

Garret
07-27-2010, 09:47 PM
I read that earlier today... a fabulous story.

But the 20-something kids who write headlines for CNN really should read the stories before they write. The headline on the linked story says that a guy bought Ansel Adams *photos* at a garage sale. Wrong: the items he bought for just $45 were glass plate negatives, which are MUCH more valuable than individual photos.

Not only that, they should learn some basic English (bold mine):


He bickered with the seller, finally negotiating down from $70 to $45 for the boxes. The owner said he bought them in the 1940s at a warehouse salvage in Los Angeles. He bickered the price down from $70 to $45.

skuthorp
07-28-2010, 09:05 AM
Oh my, here we go ... Ansel Adams' heirs don't think the negatives were made by Adams, and they're consulting a lawyer about the possibility of suing the guy who's claiming that they were.

link: "Adams heirs skeptical about lost negatives claim" (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_ansel_adams_lost_work;_ylt=AljSZvYOcZGp1R7aZNqE UvKs0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTNzbjkzZDF0BGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTAw NzI3L3VzX2Fuc2VsX2FkYW1zX2xvc3Rfd29yawRjY29kZQNtb3 N0cG9wdWxhcgRjcG9zAzgEcG9zAzUEcHQDaG9tZV9jb2tlBHNl YwN5bl9oZWFkbGluZV9saXN0BHNsawNhZGFtc2hlaXJzc2s-)

Yeah, some suck**** lawyer will front for that and the Trust will just want to prevent them from being published. But it should not be too difficult to prove, they may even find a fingerprint, providing Adams prints are stored somewhere.

Paul Pless
07-28-2010, 09:09 AM
cool photograph eh?

http://d.yimg.com/a/p/net/20100727/capt.b268ee7274bc5d25ce6477b5cc7ea1b6.jpeg?x=400&y=307&q=85&sig=GukCp8m9.usjnFJS5nrNpA--

S/V Laura Ellen
07-28-2010, 09:25 AM
From what I understand, the negative was only half of what comprised an Ansel Adams print. Ansel did a lot of manipulation of the image as he printed the image. Ansel worked very hard to get the image close to the way he "saw" the scene.
So, IMHO, a print from one of these glass plates would not result in an real Ansel Adams print.