I was suddenly arrested in the long, crunching path of the ridge by an exceedingly pointed awareness of the light.
The moment I paused, the full impact of the mood was upon me.
I saw more clearly than I’d ever seen before, the minute detail of the grasses, the small flotsam of the forest, the motion of the high clouds streaming above the peaks.
I dreamed that for a moment…
time stood quietly and the vision became but the shadow of an infinitely greater world, and I had within the grasp of consciousness a transcendental experience.
Ansel Adams: A Documentary Film 2002
Photo and creation by Rosa Bellino, used with her permission.