Monthly Archives: August 2012

Along the Ocean Path, Bar Harbor

The path runs along the coast in Bar Harbor for a short walk, providing views of Frenchman Bay on one side and stately homes on the other.  The clouds and setting sun required an ISO of 800 to get some … Continue reading

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ice cream sunday

  Two generations sat and watched.  Pistachio or chocolate chip, no matter. It was a perfect afternoon. Olympus EM-5.  Structure and contrast boosted in HDR Efex Pro for dramatic effect.

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A fascination with the tiger lily

There’s something about this fiery orange flower that always, and I mean always, makes me stop and gaze. I wrote about how I captured and edited an image of one of these lilies last year, here. So I decided to … Continue reading

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Prentis on the X100

2 Guys Photo follower and contributor, Prentis Drew, has been trying out the Fujifilm X100 of late.  The X100 is a favorite of one of the Guys (Rey) and a camera that the self same Guy has been recommending for … Continue reading

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A family classic

For as long as I, (and I’m betting most members of our family), can remember, whenever we left my parents’ home, they would come out to the front steps, weather permitting, to say good bye and wave as we drove … Continue reading

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Weekend Inspiration: Photos with Feeling

Every serious photographer has asked themselves the question, “What makes a good photo”, more than a few times. I’m often amazed when I share a photo online, whether it’s here in this blog or another online community, when one image … Continue reading

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Sax Seer

  Spotted this gentleman sitting outside Mike’s Pastry, the tasty tourist trap in Boston’s North End.  His music punctured the popping night crowd, bustling through humid 90+ degree weather even though the sun had long since set. This musician is … Continue reading

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Last flight out

Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.      Robert Frank This flight was headed into Boston’s Logan Airport, and against the cloudy white sky, … Continue reading

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The chaos consumed my path.  It’s Boston.  Not designed, merely settled.  New York and others learned and so city grids were born subsequent. It was within as well.  No order, patterns lacking.  Eyes darted, not seeing. My phone chimed… the … Continue reading

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Baby Barn Swallows

For the past ten or so years, numerous generations of this barn swallow family have been born and raised in this basket, which hangs over the entrance to Fort Independence, located on Boston’s Castle Island.  According to a volunteer, about … Continue reading

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Micro Four Thirds and Night Photography?

  2 Guys Photo reader, Rory, wrote in response to one of my m4/3 reviews: Hi there, I’m really liking these M4/3 cameras, never had a M4/3 cam before but thinking about the EPL3. Would you recommend it for night … Continue reading

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Weekend Inspiration: The 5 F’s of Street Photography with John Free

John Free is an active photographer with a very active Facebook account and numerous videos on YouTube. I came across this one a while back and felt that John’s advice on improving your photography on the street also had relevance … Continue reading

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Lost and found: Bass Harbor Lighthouse

If you’ve been following my earlier posts about our trip to Mt. Desert Island Maine, then you know that we ran into some very heavy fog along the way.  I was concerned that the lighthouse, (assuming we could find it … Continue reading

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Mayflower Beach

  Three shots merged in Nik HDR Efex Pro.  Selective contrast and structure adjustments.  Shot with an Olympus E-M5.

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Light and Fog

During our visit last week to Mt. Desert Island in Maine, we headed south one morning in an effort to find Bass Harbor Lighthouse. The further south we traveled, the deeper we were immersed into a heavy blanket of fog … Continue reading

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  Reminds me of Gringotts, he said.  I agreed. If you’re wondering about the post-processing wizardry, pay attention.  Turn dial on an Olympus m4/3 camera to art filter.  Select dramatic tone.  Press shutter button. Whew…

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The Bubbles, Acadia National Park, Maine

We spent five days on Mount Desert (pronounced “dessert”) Island off the mid-coast of Maine this past week.  Mt. Desert is home to many treasures, including Acadia National Park, Bass Harbor Lighthouse and the seaside resort community of Bar Harbor. … Continue reading

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  Photographed at the Christian Science complex in Boston, Massachusetts. Taken with the Olympus E-M5, 12-50 kit lens at ISO 200, f10, 1/500 second.  Processed in Nik Silver Efex Pro with a variety of selective adjustments made all over the … Continue reading

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Carpe diem

“You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” Rabindranath Tagore There is something in this tranquil and restful scene, that portrays opportunity and potential. Seize the day.

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city hardsell

  Three bracketed shots combined in Nik HDR Efex Pro, lot’s of selective saturation, contrast, structure and brightness adjustments and then a killer crop.  Olympus E-M5 and kit lens.

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