Photography: Animal Silhouettes or People

As readers of JBRish know, photography is one of my hobbies and it is very interesting to me to find that there are so many subsets of photography for specialists.

Did you ever try to take a good picture of food? It is harder than you might think. Look at a couple of recipe websites and notice how interesting and wonderful most people manage to make the ingredients and finish serving appear.

Besides food photography, there are the more popular categories of landscape, portraiture, travel, etc. Of course there are some very unique categories as well such as astrophotography, medical photography and street photography just to name a few.

Then there are those photographers who are just very creative in what they do. I have often come across an interesting photograph and wondered: “Why didn’t I think of that?” And then again, even if I had, there is a world of difference between thinking of something and the doing. The photograph below is an example.

The only information I could gather is that this photograph was taken to support animal adoption. Some consider it an example of optical illusions. I just think it is pretty darn clever.

Have you seen any interesting photographs that were extremely creative? If so, why not provide that information in a comment for all readers to appreciate?



NOTE – I don’t have the information for appropriate attribution. If anyone can provide the correct data, please leave it in a comment and I will certainly update the post.

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes


“When the wine goes in, strange things come out.” — Friedrich Schiller

“I feel that there is reason lurking in you somewhere, so we will patiently grope round for it.” — Arthur Conan Doyle

“Don’t waste time learning the tricks of the trade. Instead, learn the trade.” — James Charlton

“My mother could make anybody feel guilty – she used to get letters of apology from people she didn’t even know.” — Joan Rivers originally published this post

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PL8ATUDES – May 27, 2017


We continue our series of personalized (vanity) license plates in Arizona. To maintain individual privacy, we try to show as little information about particular cars as possible as long as we can reveal the license plate.

NOTE – License plate photos may have been archived for quite some time. The years indicated on the registration stickers DO NOT necessarily reflect the current status of any given plate!

We hope you enjoy these PL8ATUDES!



Does not think that


Is a baby-ish word! originally published this post

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes


“Don’t try to be different. Just be good. To be good is different enough.” — Arthur Freed

“Love is when you don’t have to be with another person to touch their heart!” — Torquato Tasso

“Man can climb to the highest summits, but he cannot dwell there long.” — George Bernard Shaw

“I started wearing glasses, and people started saying I looked smart and I’m like, huh?… I didn’t go to Harvard; I went to Lens Crafters.” — Kyle Grooms originally published this post

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Today’s STATUS QUOtes


“Words are alive; cut them and they bleed.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

“You always say ‘I’ll quit when I start to slide,’ and then one morning you wake up and realize you done slid.” — Sugar Ray Robinson

“The happiness of the bee and the dolphin is to exist. For man it is to know that and to wonder at it. “ — Jacques Yves Cousteau

“If you don’t think too good, don’t think too much.” — Ted Williams originally published this post

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Temporarily Holding New Posts

Hello JBRish readers… My main computer has crashed and is out of commission. It will take a while for me to get back up and running, but I certainly will.

Watch this website for more STATUS QUOtes, Pickleball information and other informative and humorous posts.

I hope to bring more interesting and exciting information to JBRish readers soon!

Until then, you can check out previous posts listed under Categories on the right-hand side bar.



SignEdge: Hikers Pride or Lament?

What does down must come up
What does down must come up – Bumper sticker spotted at the North Rim

Perhaps this a lament heard from a number of hikers, while others may look at it as a source of pride or accomplishment. I have heard from many that an endeavor such as hiking Rim-to-Rim at the Grand Canyon is a mixture of punishment and reward.

Photography Copyright by Jeffrey B. Ross, ALL Rights Reserved. originally published this post

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Lakes of Yosemite 2/4 (Mirror) – Year of Yosemite (YOY) – Day 300

Mirror Lake

North Dome reflected in Mirror Lake

Another one of the popular Yosemite lakes is Mirror Lake. One look at the picture above leads one to realize where it got that name. North Dome is reflected in the lake and provides an excellent subject for those who enjoy scenic photography.

Mirror Lake is located diagonally acaross and roughly half way between Half Dome and North Dome. It is a nice hike around the lake and if visitors hike upward, they can have amazing views of both North Dome and Half Dome

Do you have a question about our visit to Yosemite? Ask it in the comment section. originally published this post
*All photographs Copyright by Jeffrey B. Ross with all rights reserved.

See previous Year of Yosemite (YOY) posts HERE. If you want to read the introduction to the YOY series, CLICK HERE.


Meta Data – Day 300 YOY – Year of Yosemite

File Name: 0137.NEF
Capture time: 11:00:02 AM
Capture date: June 5, 2016
Exposure: 1/60 sec @ f/13
Focal Length: 18mm
ISO 100
Nikon D3300


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Today’s STATUS QUOtes


“Stop looking for happiness in the same place you lost it!” — Unknown

“People who think money can do anything may very well be suspected of doing anything for money.” — Mary Pettibone Poole

”If you want your life to be a magnificent story, then begin by realizing that you are the author.” — Houlahan

“The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small.” — Woody Allen originally published this post

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Tin Man Lee’s photographic wildlife celebration of Mother’s Day

One of my favorite wildlife photographers, Tin Man Lee, has created a moving and beautiful tribute to mothers in honor of their special day. Although it is a year old, the message and pictures are timeless.

I hope you enjoy this brief video as much as I did.

A celebration of Mother's Day 2016 with wildlife photography from Tin Man Lee on Vimeo.

You can visit Tin Man Lee’s website HERE

Happy Mother’s Day to all moms!