Monthly Archives: May 2013

A life well lived

“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’.” Erma Bombeck Sony NEX 6, Lightroom … Continue reading

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The Stare Revisited

Thank you for the helpful cropping suggestions on the image I posted last week (see here).  I’ve been playing around and ended up here.  Might actually prefer the color version this time. Thoughts?

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“Saturday in the Park”

You’re probably not old enough to remember a song by this name, recorded by the band Chicago in the 1970’s.  But it became a number one hit and an anthem of summer for an entire generation. And that’s what came … Continue reading

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To Paris with Prentis Drew and a Fujifilm X100

2 Guys Photo friend, Prentis Drew (more information here) and I were once chatting about the merits of carrying around a smaller but still capable camera instead of a full DSLR kit.  As our readers no doubt know, Ed and … Continue reading

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Courage, Faith and Love

Today is Memorial Day in the United States, when we commemorate those who served and sacrificed their lives in service to their country. Dedicated to their countrymen, committed to their cause, Selfless, strong and focused, in spirit, mind and core. … Continue reading

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Weekend Inspiration: An iPhone, a tree and 365 photos

This story caught my eye and really inspired me, so I thought I’d pass it along… In Wisconsin, there is a lonely, old oak tree, that Mark Hirsch passed by daily without noticing. Until he bought an iPhone 5 and … Continue reading

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The Stare

As I walked through my favorite local park (a frequent subject for 2 Guys Photo posts), this woman stared at me and hardly looked away.  Uncomfortably, I kept looking in her direction, tried to make some type of connection (smiling … Continue reading

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Finding Color in Boston’s Public Garden

The Public Garden of Boston was created in 1837 as the first public botanical garden in the United States, and its 24 acres are home to countless varieties of trees, shrubs and flowers. On this particular day, it was cloudy, … Continue reading

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And Now, Some Remedies

I recently described Three Ugly Truths About Photo Gear (see here) and noted that I would soon offer some possible remedies.  Well, here goes… Remedy 1: Invest in You Instead Will that new lens make you a better photographer?  Will … Continue reading

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The Greatest Poverty

We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty. Mother Teresa … Continue reading

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Three Ugly Truths About Photo Gear

This is the first of two installments in a series.  Here, I’ll address three ugly truths about photo gear and then will offer some suggested remedies.  Part two is coming in a couple of days. Here are the three ugly … Continue reading

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Eamonn’s Walk with Dad

We first introduced you to Eamonn when he submitted a photo for our Black and White theme a few months ago, and told you about his budding interest in photography.  Well, he has been busy since then, and recently sent … Continue reading

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A world gone blind?

“An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.”  – Mahatma Gandi See.

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By the right choice…

“Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.”      James Allen Sony NEX 6, … Continue reading

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“They only live who dare.”

“Stand upright, speak thy thoughts, declare the truth thou hast, that all may share; be bold, proclaim it everywhere: They only live who dare.”  – Voltaire They only live who dare. Live.  

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In search of “vibrancy”

“Every city is either vibrant these days or is working on a plan to attain vibrancy soon. The reason is simple: a city isn’t successful – isn’t even a city, really – unless it can lay claim to being ‘vibrant.’” … Continue reading

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The Commute

The Commute By Rey Spadoni It occurred to me In a pipe that brings me from here to there on every day, five in a row, week to week to week And on the rails we stop and start the … Continue reading

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Red and orange

While putting away the groceries last week, I noticed a recurring theme…

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Singing Pansies

Louis Nachman sent us this beauty.  Lou, a self described “brainwashed Pentaxian since 1971” (in other words, my kind of guy as it was just a few years after that when I acquired my beloved Pentax K1000) shot this image … Continue reading

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The search for birch

When I was a kid, like so many others, I often accompanied my mother to all of the places mothers go when they are doing their “errands”.  You know: grocery shopping, the drug store, the cleaners, the beauty parlor (the … Continue reading

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