I agree that this one probably does not belong in this forum but understand why Jason put it here and hope the mods agree......I like it and I do not visit non AV
Ansel Adams, no doubt, for his mastery of black and white. Very well known and not a surprising choice. Moonrise over Hernandez is my favourite of his.
Less well known, Frank Sutcliffe, another master, a real old master of black and white, fantastic early images.
And a surprise one, a long-time friend of mine who I only recently discovered to be a contributor to this site, who is extremely well known outside the aviation field, literally in his field, Chris Mattison. Yes. I know Jason excluded friends, but thought others might be interested in seeing what one of our own can do outside aviation.
Stephen Dalton for his high speed work
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