Elliot McGucken Fine Art Photography: Purchase Prints !  Contact: 310-806-3647 goldennumberratio@gmail.com  

Best Cameras & Lenses Gear Guide: Nikon D850/D810, Sony A7RIII/A7RII, & More! Philosophy for Epic Photography!


Dr. E's Golden Ratio books are available at amazon.com

The Golden Ratio in Ansel Adams' Fine Art

Untitled photo

MyModernMet reports:

Images Reveal How Perfectly Ansel Adams’ Photos Align With the Golden Ratio

"Ansel Adams is one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century, and photographer Elliot McGucken may have discovered a reason why. While viewing some of Adams' public domain work, McGucken realized the presence of the golden ratio in the compositions. This aesthetically pleasing principle, used by architects such as Le Corbusier and present in nature, works to help create harmony that is visually appealing. “Great artists such as Ansel Adams exalted their art with the golden ratio—the very same ratio present in the bones of our fingers and facial features,” McGucken explains. “Whether Ansel used the golden harmonies consciously or unconsciously may remain a mystery forever.”

By breaking his landscapes and portraits into golden proportions, unconsciously or not, Adams creates balance in his photography. It's something that certainly draws the viewer into his work, aiding in its classic beauty. “With the power of conscious mathematics, the human can capture and exalt nature beyond natural state, as the master photographer Ansel Adams did by imposing his sense of the golden harmonies, by which he himself was created, upon nature.”

McGucken has overlaid many of Adams' public domain photographs with the golden spiral. For more about the golden ratio and art, McGucken has also published a free Kindle book. Look at the balance and harmony created with the golden ratio." ..." --from MyModernMet reports:Images Reveal How Perfectly Ansel Adams’ Photos Align With the Golden Ratio

Enjoy Dr. E's facebook group devoted to the Golden Ratio in art, design, and composition! 

Enjoy Dr. E's books on the glorious golden ratio! 

The Golden Number Ratio Principle: Why the Fibonacci Numbers Exalt Beauty and How to Create PHI Compositions in Art, Design, & Photography!

Golden Ratio Compositions & Secret Sacred Geometry for Photography, Fine Art, & Landscape Photographers !

Ansel Adams Tetons Snake River, Grand Teton National Park Golden Ratio Rectangle Spiral 4K: Wyoming

Powered by SmugMug Owner Log In