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