Monthly Archives: October 2012

Hope is like a road in the country

“Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence.”  Lyn Yutang Rocky Woods, Medfield, Massachusetts Advertisements

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decisions, decisions

Great minds discuss ideas.  Average minds discuss events.  Small minds discuss people. Eleanor Roosevelt I often think of this quote.  These are the words my own mother used to say to me when I was growing up.  Then she would … Continue reading

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A walk in the woods

It all came together on Friday afternoon.  I visited a town forest known as Rocky Woods in Medfield, Massachusetts, someplace I haven’t been to in decades.  It was late in the afternoon, so the sun was low and warm in … Continue reading

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much less certain now

  Have you ever stood at a spot, looked ahead and wondered? Has the clarity of the moment been obscured by the uncertainty ahead? Have you ever tried to put into pictures what you struggle to put into words? Nikon … Continue reading

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My NEX Camera?? Part II

Continuing with the test drive of the NEX 5N and two Sony lenses started earlier this week… A reminder, all of these images are SOOC (straight out of camera) with no editing or cropping unless noted. The 18-55 lens is … Continue reading

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Falling Quickly

I’ve been working hard at creating HDR images that are natural, subtle… images which show the tonal variations from one end of the dynamic range scale to the other without appearing over-processed, over-cooked. I’ve suspended that quest temporarily to bring … Continue reading

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My NEX Camera??

SLRs and DSLRs have been my camera of choice for well over a decade.  My trusty Nikon D90 has delivered faithfully with excellent image quality and never a problem, and it’s been around my neck for so long, it’s become … Continue reading

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solitude

This is the third image (of a three-part series) from my son, Joseph.  Taken with a keen eye and an Olympus E-M5. I love to be alone.  I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude. David Henry … Continue reading

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Weekend De-inspiration

On occasion, Ed and I post on the weekend and try to bring something that will inspire.  That’s not the goal today. In playing around with the time-lapse movie functionality of the new Nikon D600, I decided to simply set … Continue reading

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Colors at the end of a season

We spent a few days in Mystic, CT last week and I was struck by the number of flower beds and boxes that still had color, although some of the blossoms and growth were past their prime. But these chrysanthemums … Continue reading

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Autumn Leaf

This is another from Joseph.  The image (Olympus E-M5) stood on it’s own in color, but the addition of some contrast and then the conversation to black and white made it, in my opinion, shine.  It’s a reminder of why, … Continue reading

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HDR, in living color

This three image HDR merge was taken a few weeks ago when the foliage was just beginning to turn.  The setting sun created a very high contrast scene but three exposures merged into one helped to even out the brights … Continue reading

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Through another’s eyes

“He’s got the talent, I’ve got the gear.”  I used to jokingly say that about my own son, Joseph, who often captured exceptional images using the most basic of cameras, including his cellphone.  I was impressed with his eye and … Continue reading

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The season of change

This is the most colorful season in New England, the time of year when shorter days signal trees to stop making food and live off what they’ve stored.  The green chlorophyll fades from the leaves and yellows, oranges and reds … Continue reading

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Reflections of a Patriot

In Boston’s Beacon Hill area, centuries old homes and streets beckon memories of the patriots.  It’s a place where any photographer can get blissfully lost. Taken with a Sony A77 and 16-50/f2.8 lens.  A touch of contrast and vignetting added … Continue reading

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Finding my way

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes”. Marcel Proust April, 2011, Cutler Park, Needham, Massachusetts, one of my solo walks, through the woods, around the lake, finding my way. Nikon D90, … Continue reading

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Burning red

  The field was yellow and green.  Mostly. I’m listening right now to Taylor Swift.  OK, first let me get this off my chest: I like to listen to Taylor Swift.  Yes, I’m a grown man.  But her lyrics sometimes … Continue reading

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Never fear shadows… or shopping

“Never fear shadows. They simply mean there is a light shining somewhere nearby.” February, 2010, Freeport, Maine, a weekend away from the routines and the stresses of everyday life. Outlet heaven, shopping for hours, feet getting sore. Thank goodness for … Continue reading

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Nicole, naturally

Some time ago, I posted the below image.  I’m a fan of black & white portraits and I thought this one was particularly interesting.  But ultimately, it didn’t capture the spirit, the essence of the subject.  So, it was interesting… … Continue reading

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Dreams and memories

“We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they’re called memories. Some take us forward, they’re called dreams.”  Jeremy Irons Nikon D90, f/5.6, 1/400 sec.  Edited in Nik Color Efex Pro 3 and PSP X4.

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