Monthly Archives: February 2013

T A L L trees

Sequoia National Park.  Taken with a Fujifilm X-E1 and converted in Silver Efex Pro.  Hard to tell, but these are some big trees. This brings to a close our February in Black & White theme (a first for 2 Guys … Continue reading

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“Nature’s own black and white” by Elizabeth Liddell

“Greetings from Scotland! I’ve recently found your blog, reading with interest your articles on the NEX 6 and lenses for it. Great work! I noticed the theme for February is black and white; I hope I’m not too late to … Continue reading

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the long longing

“There comes… a longing never to travel again except on foot.” Wendell Berry, Remembering

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“San Francisco Trolley” by Billie Warren-King

“I took this in San Francisco a couple of weeks ago. It was a gorgeous day and we walked from the Fairy Building to pier 39 and headed up to Ghirardelli Square where this beautiful trolley car was sitting empty … Continue reading

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“Worms in a Cup” by Jonne Naarala

2 Guys Photo follower, Jonne Naarala sent us this beautiful image.  Jonne writes: Hi Ed and Rey! I just recently found your great web site and now I am reading it in daily basis. I love your approach to photography. … Continue reading

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“The Harbor at Valdez”, by Rodney Daly

“This harbor scene is in Valdez, Alaska. I went there hoping to kayak or take a cruise out to the glaciers. But a rainy, stormy day prevented me from doing so. The good news is the rainy, stormy day gave … Continue reading

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Elfin Forest

  Photo taken in the Elfin Forest, just outside San Diego, California. 20 second exposure at f18 and -1.67EV.  ISO 200.  Fujifilm X-E1.  Cokin variable neutral density filter allowed for the long exposure time.  Conversion in Nik Software Silver Efex … Continue reading

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“Every choice you make has an end result.”

Life is a series of choices.  What to read, what to wear, eat and say.  Where to go and with whom to associate.  How to conduct oneself and what to believe in.  What is a priority.  Whether to give or … Continue reading

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“Inner Harbor From Commerce Place at Night” by Frank Villafane

In reference to the title, Frank Villafane (2 Guys featured photog) asks: “‘nuff said?” No sir…  

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Weekend inspiration: The Vivian Maier Documentary

By now, most photogs have heard of Vivian Maier. She’s the woman whose surprising street photography was discovered in 2007, and whom Rey wrote about in 2011 here. It’s worth a quick side trip to that post for some background, … Continue reading

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Outpost

Taken at the height of the blizzard last Friday night, you can see in this photo a small garden of perennials around the base of the post, stairs and the walkway to the front door, a driveway, sidewalk and of … Continue reading

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“By a window” by Prentis Drew

Prentis Drew, 2 Guys Photo Featured Photographer, sent us this image.   According to Prentis: “The ladles hang in our kitchen by a window with venetian blinds.  At a certain time of year the sun hits them just so.  I just … Continue reading

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“The Gate at Fanore Beach”, by Eamonn Grealish

Eamonn Grealish is a young lad from Galway, Ireland, with a growing interest in photography, whom I met a few years ago on his first visit to the States.  Soon after, we began an ongoing conversation about our shared hobby.  … Continue reading

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“At the Corner” by Frank Villafane

2 Guys Photo Featured Photographer, Frank Villafane, sent us this gem.  According to Frank: “This was a handheld shot I took when we left Commerce Place at 1 South Street.” Editor’s note: Handheld?  Seriously?  

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“Life is a dream walking, death is going home.”

Chinese Proverb Taken the same evening, only minutes before this photo was taken. Sony NEX 6, f/3.5, 1/60s, ISO 500, edited in LR4

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Withheld

“They who give have all things; they who withhold have nothing.” Hindu Proverb Image taken in Sequoia National Park where the sequoias are justifiably the showcase.  But I was as impressed by the others – the firs, the conifers, and … Continue reading

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“Winter woods” by Rodney Daly

Rodney Daly, long time friend of 2 Guys, sent us this wonderful winter scene.  He tells us: “This shot was from a snow shoe I took up Mt. Cardigan near Canaan, NH on the south trail looking out and beyond … Continue reading

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Seeking the way

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” Lau Tzu Taken (Fujifilm X-E1) in San Diego harbor and converted in Silver Efex Pro from Nik Software. This sailor, a native New Englander, found warmer … Continue reading

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Knowing

The sun was already well below the horizon and the evening air was a deep chill, when I made a last second decision to take a sharp turn into a former farm, now a 365 acre conservation area, in a … Continue reading

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What happens in Vegas… ah, forget it…

Or, you could say it’s my favorite awful place on Earth. I like glitter and the visual bombardment.  Neon and flash.  It’s the strip, baby… and it beckons revelers into casinos, theaters, high end retail shops, restaurants and other financial … Continue reading

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