Gelatin silver print
Image: 19.4 x 24.2 cm (7 5/8 x 9 1/2 in.); Matted: 40.6 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 in.)
Bequest of Nancy R. Ranney 1988.144
© Center for Creative Photography, Arizona Board of Regents / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
During one of the last trips he made with his Guggenheim fellowship, Weston, his assistant, Charis Wilson, and her brother Leon spent four days in Death Valley photographing clouds. In this composition the low horizon line allowed the cloud formations to counterbalance the distant, angular mountain range. Even with an 8-by-10-inch view camera, not usually associated with quick exposures, Weston was able to capture the fleeting, sometimes ominous shapes as they passed overhead.
The information about this object, including provenance, may not be currently accurate. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.
All images and data available through Open Access can be downloaded for free. For images not available through Open Access, a detail image, or any image with a color bar, request a digital file from Image Services.