Photography Quote — 20170711


Today’s Photography Quote

“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”
– Karl Lagerfeld –
– Photograph ©Jeffrey B. Ross –

 
NOTE – In the Sonoran Desert there is a Monsoon season starting mid-June and ending in the early Fall. During this time, storms can develop quickly often without notice. During those times the sky turns dark and may produce severe lightning and thunder. This photograph was taken during one of those events when the sun was peeking through the clouds.

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Photo Meta Data

File Name: stormy_desert_sky
Capture time: 5:15 PM
Capture date: November 11, 2011
Exposure: 1/125 @ f5.5
Focal Length: 23.2mm
ISO: 200
Canon Powershot A590 IS

*Edited: Lightroom with text added in OS X Preview

 
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Kings Canyon, CA Photograph – John Muir Quote

 



“How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!” — John Muir

 

The image above was captured during a recent hiking vacation we took at Kings Canyon National Park, California. We were on top of the Buena Vista Peak. The day was cloudy and gray with very little sun. When we plan a hiking vacation and there is rain, we hike anyway because that was the plan. Unless there is a deluge or hazardous conditions, we hike.

While we were at one of the highest points of the Buena Vista Trail overlook, the sun began to peak through. This reminded me of the John Muir quote accompanying the photograph.

NOTE – On our hiking vacations, the emphasis is on hiking and not necessarily photography. I do try to capture the best photographs possible, but we normally don’t capture sunrises or sunsets purposefully. We generally take nature as we find it and make the best of it.

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Photo Meta Data

File Name: 000032_kings_cnyn_1704-wquote
Capture time: 4:22 PM
Capture date: June 12, 2017
Exposure: 1/60 sec at f/16
Focal Length: 25mm
ISO: 125
Camera: Nikon D3300

*Edited: Lightroom with text added in Photoshop

 

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STATUS QUOte – Photography – 20170418


Photography Quote

“I never have taken a picture I’ve intended. They’re always better or worse.”

– Diane Arbus –

Photograph Copyrighted by J. Ross
Photograph Copyright by Jeff Ross – ALL Rights Reserved [ as though someone would want this photo?! ]

Don’t try to adjust your computer. This (above) is the correct photograph. Please read on…

To underscore the Diane Arbus quote, I posted the picture above that was taken during our trip to Yosemite National Park. We were on our way back from a day of hikiing and photography at Hetch Hetchy under cloudy skies and some rain. We had hiked for much of the day and we were tired. The scene was of a rustic cabin behind a barbed wire fence just on the meadow side of a wooded area. It was very quaint and “pioneer looking.

Obviously this was not what I had intended and the photograph was so underexposed, I could not resurrect it in the form I hoped to have it. No excuses, but this camera was a new camera and I had only used it once before. You can read about it as part of my article: My Photographic Conundrum. Part 4 talks about the Nikon D3300 which is the camera used for the photograph above.

I just happen to be one of those people who doesn’t like to give up easily so I decided to see if I could resurrect it in some form or fashion and low and behold, the image below; not great, but salvageable.

NOTE – I am going to write a post about how I transformed this photo from wrecked to resurrected using Adobe Lightroom and Google Nik Collection.

Photograph Copyrighted by J. Ross
Photograph Copyright by Jeff Ross – ALL Rights Reserved

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Outside of Hetch Hetchy, Yosemite National Park, CA
(Edited with Lightroom and Nik Collection)

File Name: 0494.NEF
Capture time: 4:32:22 PM
Capture date: June 11, 2016
Exposure: 1/4000 sec @ f/22
Focal Length: 55mm
ISO 1600
Nikon D3300

 

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STATUS QUOte – Photography – 20170127


Photography Quote

Bird on Fountain at Casa de San Pedro Bed & Breakfast:, Hereford, Arizona - by J. Ross

 

 

“Photographers do this for a living, every single day — they point their lenses toward every single corner of our world and somehow make the mundane mesmerizing through their artistic eye. It’s all a matter of being aware of your surroundings and realizing that there are some really amazing and interesting things to look at, even if it may just be something so simple as a wall being covered up by paint.”
– Ward Jenkins –

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A Finch on Fountain at Casa de San Pedro Bed & Breakfast, Hereford, Arizona

File Name: 2395-2.CR2
Capture time: 4:33:57 PM
Capture date: June 9, 2015
Exposure: 1/100 sec @ f/6.5
Focal Length: 215mm
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS

 

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STATUS QUOte – Photography – 20161110


Photography Quote

Sometimes I do get to places just when God’s ready to have somebody click the shutter.

– Ansel Adams

Rainbow over Sonoran Desert

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Photograph Copyright by Jeff Ross – ALL Rights Reserved
Sonoran Desert Rainbow, North Phoenix, AZ
Canon A590IS, 1/60 sec @ f3.5, ISO 250, Focal Length 9.9mm

 

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STATUS QUOte – Photography – 20161022


Photography Quote

Like all photographers, I depend on serendipity… I pray for what might be referred to as the angel of chance.

– Sally Mann

Pink and white Bougainvillea  - by J. Ross
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Pink and white bougainvillea at the Desert Botanical Garden (near herb garden) against an orange wall.

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April 25, 2014 – Early Afternoon
Canon PowerShot SX50 HS
1/30 sec @ f4.5
ISO 100
Focal Length 14 mm

 

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STATUS QUOte – Photography – 20161010


Photography Quote

When your mouth drops open, click the shutter.

– Harold Feinstein

Sprague Lake, RMNP, CO - by J. Ross

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Sprague Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO – Sept. 13, 2016 – 9:06 AM
Nikon D3300, 1/60 sec @ f18, ISO 140, Focal Length 27 mm

 

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STATUS QUOte – Photography – 20160926 & Video


Photography Quote

“You have to milk the cow quite a lot and get plenty of milk to make a little cheese.”

– Henri Cartier-Bresson


The above quote appears in the video below at the 10:32 mark. The brief video about Cartier-Bresson is quite interesting and presents photographs that are both “famous” and others that are rather mundane. I wonder how this body of work would hold up when examined by the current photography critics? Watch the video to see for yourself.


 

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STATUS QUOte – Photography – 20160920

I read many blogs each day related to the field of photography. One of the posts a couple of weeks ago caught my eye because of a subtitle which I thought would make a good quote. The photograph below is one I particularly like which Mr. Gibson included with his writing (see link below).


Photography Quote

Luck favours those who go out exploring with their cameras.

– Andrew S Gibson


What I Learned About Landscape Photography in Northern Spain by Andrew S Gibson is a very interesting essay about capturing unique photographs with a personal vision. If you are interested in landscape photography, I think you will gain some insights into finding that special shot that others might have missed.

B&W Landscape Courtesy of Andrew S. Gibson - Copyright with All Rights Reserved

Photograph Courtesy of Andrew S. Gibson from the blog post linked above. See other beautiful photographs at that link.

 

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