Gotta love big black and white silver gelatin prints. This is a really tough negative to print.
I love the moon in photographs. You can get it two days before the full moon as a moonrise and two days after the full moon as a moon set. Seems it's always bigger in your imagination than in the photograph.
Taken on Halloween, 1941 with his 8X10 camera off the side of the road. I could have bought one for 250.00 in 1774 at his Yosemite workship. I've got the poster instead. Makes a nice Christmas present.
Ansel Adams `Moonrise' print sold for $360K in NYC NEW YORK - A 1948 print of Ansel Adams' iconic photograph "Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico" has sold for $360,000 at an auction in New York City. Swann Auction Galleries said the rare print was bought Tuesday by a U.S. collector who wanted to remain anonymous. Its pre-sale estimate was $350,000 to $450,000. Made in a range of subtle grays, the signed print shows a nighttime moon over a cloud-fringed mountain range with a graveyard in the foreground. A later print of "Moonrise" sold at the same auction for $48,000, just over its high estimate of $45,000. The sale prices include a buyer's premium of 20 percent.