Ansel Adams took this photograph on the side of the highway, after glancing out the window while driving. It has since become one of his most famous pieces. We invite you to use it as inspiration in your own writing today. First, think of a moment when you were out in the world and caught by surprise by what you saw. Maybe it was a beautifully unexpected vista on a hike, or an intricate flower blooming in a crack in the sidewalk, or a scene like Adams experienced while out on the road. Take some time to reflect on the moments that a landscape can leave us unexpectedly in awe.
We have 2 prompts to help you get started. As always, you can use one, both, or write whatever else comes. Just set a timer for 12 minutes and keep your pen or pencil moving.
In the rearview mirror… / When we looked up…
Writing in community is powerful. We are grateful to our longtime partner Write Around Portland for the writing prompts and inspiration. You can revisit past Sunday posts and look for continuing weekly posts through the summer. This is our last piece connected with Ansel Adams in our Time. Thank you for writing with us through this exhibition! @writearoundpdx @portlandartmuseum #RespectWritingCommunity #WriteAroundPAM