Robert Adams, 76, makes stunning, subtle photos that contain a message. For decades he focused on the high plains country of eastern Colorado, often concentrating on new tract homes that distressingly altered the landscape. By 1997 he felt he had done as much as he could in Colorado and decided to move to the west coast of Oregon, where he and his wife had often vacationed. Upon relocating, he says, “I felt as if somebody had turned off the electrical current. I felt little impulse to photograph, and it was restful.” Then Adams got accustomed to the difference in light—“marine light as opposed to high-altitude, dry, southwestern light, what weather reports call ‘severe clear’”—and found his new subject matter: clear-cut forests and the ocean.