Monthly Archives: December 2012

Long exposure with the Sony NEX 6

Mr. and Mrs. Clause have graced our hearth at this time of year for decades, the result of a ceramics class taken by Mrs. Ed when we were in our youth. I wanted to see how the NEX 6 handled … Continue reading

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The Personal Project Project

I’m drawn to the notion of convergence.  Of combining interests in a unique manner to help spark creativity, to ease your way out of a slump, to solve problems in new ways.  It’s common advice in photographic circles that developing … Continue reading

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“It’s a Major award!”

The 1983 film “A Christmas Story” has been a family favorite of ours for years.  It’s the story of 9 year old Ralphie and his family in the weeks before Christmas.   Well, on Christmas day, I was the happy recipient … Continue reading

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Happy Day of Nothing!

The Day of Nothing.  It’s a holiday in my house. It began several years ago when I decided to buy one of my daughters Season 1 of “Lost”.  Why?  Not sure… just an inspiration that hit me.  When I jumped … Continue reading

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‘Tis the season

We hope this day brings you joy in the comfort of friends and family, and that we not lose sight of what this day is all about. We’d also like to thank you for all your support and contributions to … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve

I’ve been told that maybe it’s “an Italian thing”, that Christmas Eve as a holiday full of fun and festivity always seemed to mean more to us as kids than Christmas day itself.  Perhaps it’s because as we enjoyed seeing … Continue reading

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Walk with love and reverence

“Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.”        Henry David Thoreau Sony NEX 6, LR 4.3

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Manhattan.  Shopping took precedence. Be cautious in your approach.

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Jack Hollingsworth: “iPhone photography is as good as a DSLR”

Yours truly has long been an advocate that the notion, “It’s not the hammer, it’s the carpenter”, applies to photography big time. I’ve gone months where the only shooting I’ve done was with my iPhone and was pleased with the … Continue reading

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They were too young to know

  Ed paused for the weblog equivalent of a moment of silence yesterday in honor of Friday’s devastating events. We typically like to keep the mood light and airy around here at 2 Guys Photo, but it’s been difficult containing … Continue reading

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A moment to remember the children…

…and the adults and all who suffered losses in the terrible tragedy on Friday. “I know we have 20 new saints, 20 new angels in heaven.” Monsignor Robert Weiss, Newtown CT.

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Weekend Inspiration: We’re really not that different after all!

Long time friend of and contributor to 2 Guys Photo, Rodney Daly, has become a blogger himself, with the recent introduction of TheDalyHug.  Rodney’s thoughtful musings and perspective, interspersed with his own photography, are quickly growing a healthy following.  I’ve … Continue reading

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Photo taken on the famous and ridiculously picturesque road to Milford Sound, New Zealand. I have “Paradise” by Coldplay playing in my head. When she was just a girl She expected the world But it flew away from her reach … Continue reading

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The 2 Guys Gadget Gift-Giving Guide

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year”… especially if you or someone on your shopping list is a photographer. The possibilities are endless, and frankly overwhelming. But fear not! The Guys are here, with our recommendations for the absolute … Continue reading

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Modest home

Any place else, you wouldn’t think much of this little fixer upper.  But settled under the snow topped peaks in New Zealand, you might just take notice.

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Something for everyone

YouTube is a vast repository of interesting, useful, comical, inane and brainless information.  This particular video, posted by Bart Zoni, caught my eye because of it’s title: Mirrorless Camera vs. DSLR.   Image Quality? Since I recently decided to go mirrorless … Continue reading

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Release the River!

Not a good day for Saruman and the Isengard home team. Just last week, I stood in the exact spot that served as the backdrop for this epic scene.  It was sheer bliss, though the burning Ent running by me … Continue reading

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Weekend Inspiration: The Lowly Fisheye

Sometimes the fisheye is the Rodney Dangerfield of photography.  Detractors will describe it as a one-trick pony, a special purpose lens, even as a gimmick.  The extremely wide angle of view throws distortion all over the place, making it exactly … Continue reading

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Patience: Betta late than never

This is Howie, my son’s pet Betta Fish, also known as a Siamese Fighting Fish. Howie can be rather skittish, and whenever I’ve tried to capture him digitally in the past, he’s always managed to swim rapidly to the far … Continue reading

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NZ Journal: It changes you

Thirty hours of traveling changes you.  Not once but twice disembarking and having to walk to another airport terminal.  The delays.  Small quarters.  Sitting for that long.  Lack of sleep.  It changes you. Driving on switchbacks and feeling the urge … Continue reading

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