Monthly Archives: January 2014

Behind me and before me

“It’s wonderful to climb the liquid mountains of the sky.  Behind me and before me is God and I have no fears.” — Helen Keller Photo by Joey Spadoni.  Fujifilm X100s.  Lightroom adjustments. Advertisements

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The winter, terminal

pretentious, the mere mention outrageous my insistence the edges were intolerable moving us to an ill-fitting center where upon a thorny perch we remained until the winter, terminal Photo taken with a Fujifilm X100s and modified with Nik HDR Efex … Continue reading

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Disney heats up with “Frozen”

I’m a sucker for Disney’s animated musicals.  Not that I grew up on them mind you.  As a child of the ’60s, Disney’s best days were behind them.  And on the rare occasions that I had a chance to see … Continue reading

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“The Thirsty…” – Revisited

This photo, by Joey Spadoni, was posted last week.  Here, as presented then, is that version: As Joey is working on his post-processing skills, most often inside of Apple’s Aperture or one of Nik Software’s excellent suite of programs, he … Continue reading

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Mirrorless Cameras: Early 2014 State of the State

Here at 2 Guys Photo, we like our cameras small.  Having moved on from (despite the occasional reunion) larger DSLR cameras, we enjoy the freedom, flexibility and chiropractic benefits that accrue from toting much smaller kits.  And because we’re not … Continue reading

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The thirsty pass by

“Would that I were a dry well, and that the people tossed stones into me, for that would be easier than to be a spring of flowing water that the thirsty pass by, and from which they avoid drinking.” — … Continue reading

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The privilege of old age

“Do not regret growing older.  It is a privilege denied to many.”  ~Author Unknown Sony NEX 6

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A betrayal of sorts

Photo by Joey Spadoni (Fujifilm X100s).  I’d consider this to be experimental portraiture.  Does it work?

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In perfect harmony with nature

“Art is a harmony parallel with nature.”  Paul Cezanne During a recent photo walk, I came upon this work of art along the side of the path.  I think this was an old mill stone of some type, which a … Continue reading

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And we remember

Montgomery, 1958.  Martin Luther King is forced down upon the police station front desk as his wife looks on.  He was arrested for loitering at the Montgomery Courthouse. Occasionally, there are those who change the world… and us.  Their words, … Continue reading

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Into the universe

“The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” John Muir, (1838 – 1914), conservationist and naturalist, devoted much of his life to preservation of the western forests.  He was largely responsible for the establishment of America’s National … Continue reading

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A simple kiss

Photo by my son, Joey, using his trusted tool, the Fujifilm X100s.  Processed in Apple Aperture and black and white conversion completed in Nik’s Silver Efex Pro.  I’ll be posting more from Joey in the coming weeks.  Yeah, I know… … Continue reading

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Merced River, Yosemite, winter

Taken a few winters back.  We went to sleep, fogged in and rained out.  Went all that way to photograph in the trail of Ansel.  But the weather thought otherwise. When we awakened… however. A fresh white coat and glimmering … Continue reading

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“How slow can you go?”

This was the question I asked myself during a recent photowalk on a brisk Saturday morning in December which brought us to one of my favorite destinations, Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick, Massachusetts.  Broadmoor consists of 624 acres of forest, … Continue reading

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An apparent disinclination

“Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.”  — Douglas Adams

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Forming our character

“While I relish our warm months, winter forms our character and brings out our best.”    Tom Allen The beauty of the wide angle lens is evident here.  Sony NEX 6, f/16, 1/60 second, ISO 125.  BW conversion plus grain added … Continue reading

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Somewhere we know…

“Somewhere we know that without silence words lose their meaning, that without listening speaking no longer heals, that without distance closeness cannot cure.”  — Henri Nouwen

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Available Light and the Sony NEX 6

Frank Villafane recently asked 2 Guys Photo for some advice in looking for a good low-light performer for event photography.  He specifically asked about the Sony NEX 6, and although I replied directly to Frank, I thought I’d share some … Continue reading

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The Innocent

Dad? How does someone lose a library card? He asked me and his eyes told me he was not joking Which he does sometimes And my wife answered first by telling him That it could fall out of your wallet … Continue reading

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