STATUS QUOtes — 20230505

“Platitudes? Yes, there are platitudes.
Platitudes are there because they are true.”

— Margaret Thatcher —



Today’s STATUS QUOtes


“My favorite thing is to go where I’ve never been.” — Diane Arbus

“Based on the experience of my life, which I have not exactly hit out of the park, I tend to agree with that thing about, If it’s not broke, don’t fix it. And would go even further to: Even if it is broke, leave it alone, you’ll probably make it worse.” — George Saunders

“To say, well done to any bit of good work is to take hold of the powers which have made the effort and strengthen them beyond our knowledge.” — Phillips Brooks

“I saw a subliminal advertising executive today, but only for a second.” — Steven Wright



“I love quotations because it is a joy to find thoughts one might have, beautifully expressed with much authority by someone recognized wiser than oneself.”
— Marlene Dietrich —

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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

** – Photograph Notes – **


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 originally published this post

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