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Standing Where History Stood

As you start to learn photography, it's hard to pick up a camera without hearing about Ansel Adams and his famous image of Snake River in front of the Grand Tetons. It's a lot like meeting a childhood hero to stand here and witness the scene in front of you. Part of me didn't know whether to photograph it, or to humbly stand before it, and marvel at the scene which his photograph could arguably have saved.

I recall meeting Annie Leibovitz in Seattle when she was touring for her book, Pilgrimage, and she discussed meeting Ansel and her thoughts on his work. She said (and I'm paraphrasing) that the best way to pay homage to his work would be to photograph it, and so here is my homage, standing where this part of photographic history stood.

I just wish I could have seen the entire river as he did ... :)

Jacob Lucas

Seattle, WA, USA