Monthly Archives: July 2013

3 by 1 by 3 by 1

3 Guys: Rey, Joey and Ed 1 Venue: Borderland State Park 3 Perspectives 1 Hour Last Saturday, Rey, Joey and I managed to squeeze an hour-long photo walk into a busy afternoon. We wandered about the grounds, together and apart, … Continue reading

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Finally, after thirteen years

I’d argue convincingly, as I confidently stirred my cocktail, that I am a visually oriented person.  That, as a photographer y’know, I tend to search for beauty and that I always look to build, to improve my eye.  Beauty is … Continue reading

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1971 Pontiac Firebird Formula

Steve just recently acquired this sportster and has been beaming ever since. The Pontiac Firebird was first introduced in 1967, the same year as the automaker’s platform-sharing model, the Chevrolet Camaro.  It was born to face-off against the original American … Continue reading

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Obviously

Some things in life are perfectly packaged, precisely marked.  Capische?

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Discovering great design – from the window seat

Design is the method of putting form and content together. Design, just as art, has multiple definitions; there is no single definition. Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that’s why it is so complicated. … Continue reading

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Which?

It’s an odd mix, actually.  Two radically different destinations within days of each other.  One is the seat of sophistication, culture, the finer things.  The other is vast, wild, untamed.  And the photographic requirements of each reflect that diversity. Paris, … Continue reading

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The golden hour

You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by; but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by.  James M. Barrie iPhone 5, Handy Photo

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We still have a long way to go…

If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relationships – the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace.         Franklin D. Roosevelt Sony NEX 6, Lightroom 4

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Grander than the sky

“There is one spectacle grander than the sea, that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky, that is the interior of the soul. — Victor Hugo

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Here’s my routine…

Originally posted on Stories from home:
My camera is all set up for the shot I wanted to make when camped out for what was a stunning sunset at Otter Point in Acadia National Park. Believe it or not, this…

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The beach

“I have always loved the beach. The smell of the salty water, the wind in my face, the gentle roar of the waves all combine to create a sense of peace and calm.”  –Anonymous There really is something special about … Continue reading

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Finding the right words to say…

“One day I will find the right words, and they will be simple.” — Jack Kerouac I recall through the first phase of my education, attempting to put thoughts to paper in impressive, inspiring fashion.  Unfortunately, my thesaurus mentality bloated … Continue reading

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Workflow to go: Handy Photo

Experimenting with a new app for the iPhone and iPad, titled Handy Photo, which I just read about and downloaded last week.  You might ask, as I did, why another photo app for the IOS-sphere?  There are already about a … Continue reading

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Isolation

Photograph by Joey Spadoni, Fujifilm X100s, tweaked in Apple Aperture and converted in Nik Silver Efex Pro. Joey is enjoying the split image focusing functionality of the X100s, among other things.

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Scenes from a wedding

We had the pleasure of attending Meg and Ryan’s wedding on Friday night.  Preferring to travel “light”, I brought only a pocketable Canon point and shoot.  Here are a few photos from that blessed event. The bride’s niece had the … Continue reading

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Watch this video. Twice.

This video reportedly shows a group of seemingly random and disconnected individuals surrounding a photographer carrying an expensive camera and large lens.  As shown, the man is separated from his lens by these thieves. But watch again.  Hit the space … Continue reading

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Toyota Camry Hybrid

I like cars.  Because I like driving.  That doesn’t mean I spend a lot on them, favoring ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing’ movers (VW Passat, Subaru Legacy) rather than actual wolf-type cars. What this means is that some autos are more … Continue reading

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The Birds!

With apologies to Alfred Hitchcock, here are a few more images made with the 1.7x Sony VCL-DH1758 lens converter, on the Sony 55-210 zoom and the Sony NEX 6. See my earlier post of this week for more photos. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Deep into nature

“Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.” — Albert Einstein. Photo taken near Glenorchy, South Island, New Zealand… somewhere along the Dart River.  Our speed boat paused just long enough for us to gaze upon scenes … Continue reading

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Alstroemeria: a little bit of South America in my kitchen

Alstroemeria (/ˌælstrɨˈmɪəriə/; syn. Alstremeria),[1] commonly called the Peruvian lily or lily of the Incas, is a genus of flowering plants in the family Alstroemeriaceae. They are all native to South America.[2] Almost all of the species are restricted to one … Continue reading

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