After patiently answering a long stream of questions about everything from how or why he’d taken a particular photograph to arcane technical queries about the Zone system, someone asked Ansel Adams if digital imaging technology could ever match the exquisite beauty of his 10×8-inch black and white negatives.

After patiently answering a long stream of questions about everything from how or why he'd taken a particular photograph to arcane technical queries about the Zone system, someone asked Ansel Adams if digital imaging technology could ever match the exquisite beauty of his 10x8-inch black and white negatives.