Henry W

Lives in United States 32-43N 117-14W, United States
Works as a Permanent state of Semi-Retirement
Has a website at www.hw-photos.com
Joined on Oct 17, 2003
About me:

Travel to great places and record what I see.

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Easily the most thought provoking article I have seen here in a long time.

In the late 50s I worked as a bike repairman in Yosemite Valley. I was a college junior but heavily into photography. My boss gave me an extra hour on my lunch breaks so I could chase down Ansel's workshops. I listened intensely.
Later in San Diego after 10 years as a commercial photographer I opened "Industrial Photo Supply". I carried Ansel's favorite film, an Agfa 120 film.
One day Ansel came in. He asked about the price of film and I told him. He asked if he could get a discount. I asked him the price of an 11x14 print of my favorite shot, "Winter Sunrise Lone Pine". He replied $150 but no discount available. I sold him the film without a discount but didn't have the money for the print.
Years later the print sold for nearly $20,000.
Oh well!
He was the best in his day, an innovator, my hero and a great inspiration.
I am much better off for having rubbed shoulders with him.

Link | Posted on Jun 26, 2016 at 01:54 UTC as 34th comment

There are no bad cameras -- Just bad photographers.

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2016 at 16:24 UTC as 52nd comment
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