A good photograph is knowing where to stand.

A good photograph is knowing where to stand.

Pursuing his photography career, Adams received assistance from Albert Bender the art patron from San Francisco who told Adams that he would help him circulate a portfolio of his work. One of the last images needed to complete the project was of the Half Dome, a sheer granite summit in Yosemite that extends 5000 feet above the valley. The image, Monolith, the Face of Half Dome, became one of his best-known works to date.

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