Monthly Archives: October 2011

Daily Photo Phix: Portrait of the Photographer

In Death Valley National Park, there’s a stretch known as Badwater Basin.  A week ago, I hiked across much of it. The Basin, also commonly referred to as the Salt Flats, is the lowest point in the Continental U.S., and … Continue reading

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Daily Photo Phix: Outside looking in

During a recent visit to the quaint downtown of Mystic CT, we passed by the Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream Café.  It was only 1pm, and the early autumn sun was coming through the plate glass window at enough of an … Continue reading

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Ask 2 Guys Photo: Which Superzoom?

We received the following email from a 2 Guys Photo reader: Hi Ed and Rey – I am taking a trip this winter and am not sure I want to lug my Canon T2i and lenses with me. So I’ve … Continue reading

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Daily Photo Phix: Red Rock Canyon

Just a short drive off the Strip in Vegas lies the beautiful Red Rock Canyon.  It’s a treasure trove of photo ops all accessible via a park loop road with numerous pull offs and easy hikes out into the dessert. … Continue reading

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Dustin Farrell’s incredible time lapse photography

A friend of ours, Mark D., brought to my attention this absolutely stunning three and 1/2 minute video of time lapse photography, created by Dustin Farrell of Arizona. On his home page on Vimeo, Farrell tell us “Every frame of … Continue reading

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Daily Photo Phix: Alone with his thoughts

Recently, Rey and I shared some photos of our visit to a nearby zoo.  As you would expect, those posts featured photos of various animals in their own worlds, keeping to themselves, and most likely, not even aware of us. … Continue reading

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Daily Photo Phix: Ghost Town

I’m just back from one week out West (United States).  A business trip for sure, but I was able to peel away for excursions to a number of photo-worthy destinations – – expect my forthcoming Daily Photo Phix’ to be … Continue reading

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Daily Photo Phix: The chapel at Tlaquepaque

Tlaquepaque is a lush and colorful village of shopping, dining, art and cultural experiences in Sedona, AZ.  Although it was begun in the 1970’s, it has the look and feel of a centuries old Mexican village. This is the chapel … Continue reading

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Daily Photo Phix: Dousing

Just for fun. We were on the Colorado River and our host, without warning, decided to toss a large bucket of water on this unsuspecting guest’s head.  I happened to be playing with my film compact camera (so, no EXIF … Continue reading

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Right under your nose

It’s happened to all of us at one time or another, and usually more than once – we get into a photographic funk; we’re tired of shooting the same things we’ve shot before, we can’t think of anything new to … Continue reading

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Daily Photo Phix: You say “Tomato, I say…”

Getting up close and personal with this “love apple”, one of my favorite sights and smells of summer, which has given way to my favorite sights and smells of fall: baked apples and cider, pie, crisp and more!  Can’t wait… … Continue reading

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Daily Photo Phix: Simple Enough

I need to constantly remind myself: you don’t need to be at the Grand Canyon, you don’t need the decisive moment on the street, you don’t need a stunning model… Sometimes it’s the simple things.  The play of morning light … Continue reading

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Daily Photo Phix: Art imitating life

Ok, I know you’ve been seeing a lot of B&W conversions of late, here on 2 Guys Photo, but I wanted to show you one more feature of Topaz B&W Effects. Using brushes, as opposed to layer masks, one can … Continue reading

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Terry Banet: Safari Photographer

With gratitude to 2 Guys Photo featured photographer, Ray Sachs, we’re pleased to introduce Terry Banet.  If you check out her site (see here), you’ll note that she is a talented and multi-faceted artist.  But what caught my eye when … Continue reading

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Daily Photo Phix: Summer’s End

There was something about the glow (accentuated in post, of course), the clouds, the small boats in the distance.  Suddenly, this subject appeared and I knew I had my shot.  I took a rapid series of images, with pleasing versions … Continue reading

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Daily Photo Phix: “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.”

I guess we all procrastinate at one time or another, and some of us more than most.  The quote in the title of this post is attributed to Napoleon Hill, (American author, 1883-1970), and I’m pretty sure he was talking … Continue reading

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Daily Photo Phix: Yosemite Valley Road

One of my favorite places on the good Earth.  Yosemite National Park.  The winter storm cleared for about three hours of sunlit bliss.  This sight was enough to prompt me to jump out of the car to grab the shot. … Continue reading

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Daily Photo Phix: Return to Monument Valley

Last Friday, I posted a Daily Photo Phix image that was processed using Topaz B&W Effects, which I indicated I had just purchased and was experimenting with.  Well, the process continues, and I must tell, you, I’m liking what I’m … Continue reading

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