"Hand of Man" vs. "Hand of God" Photographs

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Famed black-and-white landscape photographer Ansel Adams did not like to take photographs that showed "the hand of man," that is, photographs that included man-made objects or objects arranged my man. He enjoyed taking "hand of god" photographs.

In my landscape photography and on my landscape photography workshops, I like to to take both types of pictures. "Hand of God" pictures can be awe-inspiring, while "hand of man" pictures can be fun. They can also tell a story.

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How do you feel about "hand of man" vs. "hand of god" photographs? I'd like to hear your thoughts?

I took these images yesterday and today here in the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in Colorado. I'm here working on an awesome new on-line educational landscape photography project. Shoot me an email to get on the info list . . . and stay tuned!

Top image: Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 14mm lens. Nik Silver Efex Pro - the best way to make a black-and-white image. Info on on my Save on Plug-ins page.

Bottom image: Canon 5D Mark III, Canon 24-105mm IS lens.

Explore the light,
Rick

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