Ansel Adams (1902-1984) American photographer and environmentalist. His black-and-white landscape photographs of the American West, especially Yosemite National Park, have been widely reproduced. He developed 'previsualisation' and the 'Zone' system to ensure exposure at specific densities in B&W outdoor photography
I am a fan of Ansel Adams. His photography of northern California is astonishing. I enjoy looking at landscape photography, especially in black and white form. The shades show the texture of the water and mountains behind.
Jean-Bernard Cabana offers up a blog called the World Surrounding Me and I happened upon this article: Trees- Study in Black and White Contrast vs. Ansel Adams trees ... I often times wonder how many of todays modern photographers have ever used film. It truly gives you an appreciation of the works of great masters such as Ansel Adams.
l have a set of books by Ansell Adams The Camera, The Negative, and The Print, the he was the one that worked out how to get that perfect B&W image by using what he called the Grey Scale and you cannot do it with a digital camera.