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Ansel Adams photographs on display, capture majesty of Western landscape

“Mount Williamson, The Sierra Nevada, from Manzanar, California, 1945,” a photograph by Ansel Adams, is part of “Ansel Adams: Masterworks” at the  Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Mass. (The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust)
“Mount Williamson, The Sierra Nevada, from Manzanar, California, 1945,” a photograph by Ansel Adams, is part of “Ansel Adams: Masterworks” at the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, Mass. (The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust)
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Beams of sunlight hit Mount Williamson in the Sierra Nevada, and low clouds float above the high peaks. Massive boulders — heavy, gray pieces from time — sit before the mountains. Ansel Adams knew how to photograph the big country. The photo taken in Manzanar, Calif., was just one of the famous artist’s studies from out West. West has come east this year. Forty-eight Adams compositions are on display at the Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield, ...


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