Happy Birthday Ansel Adams! Born in 1902, this famous photographer is noted for his pictures of Yosemite.
Exercise 1: Try your hand at photography. Another art form, it may release your creativity in a new way, or inspire your writing. Explore nature with your camera and see the world through your camera lense. Then write about your photographs, using your senses, verbs, and think of how a story could develop in this setting.
Exercise 2: Have you ever been to Yosemite? Any memories there or at another national park? Write a personal narrative or a poem of your experiences at a park or with nature.
Read the book Ansel Adams: America’s Photographer by Beverly Gherman for inspiration and enjoyment. (A fabulous book!)