i take particular delight at "ansel adams being able to tell stories"
i mean, when i look at this, i feel the sense of a bear lurking in the mountains, waiting for goldilocks to kidnap her.
landscapes have always been just pretty pretty scenes. it's waiting for the right light to express the grandeur, the sense of what you feel when you're there.
if you don't get it, then you never will.
using a tree, a mountain, a lake to tell a story?