Ansel Adams is easily my favorite photographer. His work is awe inspiring and simply breathtaking. What he could do with a camera is something I could only dream of doing. Especially when you consider that his most notable works were taken in the 20's, 30's, and 40's.
For some examples of his work go to his website here:
For more information on his 60 year career go see his page here:
Ansel Adams on Wikipedia
And to close the day here is one of my favorite quotes from him: