It’s the end of the month and time to turn the page on my Ansel Adams calendar. Here is February’s choice: The Golden Gate before the bridge, 1932. I am struck by how much of his technique we all do. Of course, he might have learned some of this from his predecessors but he certainly popularized the technique. I am talking about: darkening the sky to a degree that is not possible in reality, a strong vignette, dodging the center to draw the eye there, and burning the cloud on the right, perhaps more than was present in reality. I also follow with a photo I edited in 2009, using most of these techniques. And I show a screen shot of the adjustments made in Photoshop to get this version. I don’t have the original color RAW, the black and white edit is from an edited color version.