Printed in the 1970’s, this scarce print possesses luminous, delicate tones. Signed in pencil mount recto; Carmel stamp mount verso. While Ansel Adams is widely known for his grand views of Yosemite and the American West, the majority of his life was spent along the coast—between his childhood home on the San Francisco Headlands and his later home in the Carmel Highlands. This particular seascape stands out among the many others he made on the California Coast: it is a study of light and the specular qualities of stream, sea and clouds. While Adams moved into his Carmel home in 1962, this photograph was made the same year just north of San Francisco in the Marin Headlands, during one of his trips up the coast—this time to Timber Cove, where he would make several more well-known images.