The raw fie is the score, the printable file is the interpretation

Started Jul 29, 2010 | Discussions thread
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Robin Casady Forum Pro • Posts: 12,898
Re: The raw fie is the score, the printable file is the interpretation

CamasJC wrote:

So ...Ansel Adams didn't think his most famous image was 'finished' straight out of the camera...

Well that is true, but doesn't mean the negatives aren't valuable. I wont argue that they are worth $200 million. I have no idea what they are worth.

A sketch (meant as a study for a painting) by a famous painter can still be very valuable. A maquette made by a famous sculpture was just intended as a study or a model for a larger sculpture. If the artist is sufficiently famous, a maquette can be very valuable.

These negatives are large glass plates from 1919 to 1930. Often, prints were made from large glass plates by contact print. If that is how Adams originally printed these negatives, he may not have done much interpretation in the printing process. I don't know enough Adams history to know.

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