"O’Keeffe is supremely happy and painting, as usual, supremely swell things. When she goes out riding with a blue shirt, black vest and black hat, she scampers around against the thunder clouds—I tell you, it’s something."
—Ansel Adams in letter to Alfred Stieglitz, September 23, 1937
With a 35mm camera, Ansel Adams captured a smiling, flirtatious O’Keeffe with Ghost Ranch’s head wrangler, Orville Cox, standing on the rim of Canyon de Chelly. Against a dramatic sky, her face is framed by her wide brimmed hat and wrap, beneath which can be glimpsed a silver cuff bracelet, one of her few pieces of jewelry.