Nationality & Life Dates:
Moonrise, Hernandez, New Mexico
Gelatin silver print
15 1/4 x 19 5/8 inches
Purchase in honor of Mrs. C. Peter Siegenthaler, President of the Members Guild, 1974-1975
On View - Wieland Pavilion, Second Level, Cousins Special Exhibition Galleries, Gallery 211
Adams, who was known for his technical skill, timed the exposure of this image perfectly to capture the juxtaposition of the moon with the brightly lit crosses of the foreground. Taken in late afternoon, Adams found a fleeting moment of exquisite lighting. He intended this work to be his contribution to the war effort as he was looking to portray a heroic image to remind Americans what was at stake at home.