Tradition and Innovation: Recent Additions to the Photographs Collection (June 20 to October 8, 2000)
- The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), June 20 to October 8, 2000
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[Big Tree Felton (Redwood), Santa Cruz]
Carleton Watkins (American, 1829 - 1916)
Santa Cruz, California, United States (Place Created)
Albumen silver print
53.3 × 36.2 cm (21 × 14 1/4 in.)
Relationships between small and large, dark and light, and man and nature are all evident in this monumental portrait of a giant coastal redwood in Santa Cruz, California. Carleton Watkins, the photographer, composed this image with two diminutive figures at the base of the behemoth to illustrate the tree's grand scale. While the sun beams down across the left side of the photograph, a dark shadow fills the