Monthly Archives: May 2014

There is a space

“Between stimulus and response there is a space.  In that space is our power to choose our response.  In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”  — Viktor E. Frankl Taken with Pentax K3 and Pentax 18-135.  On a … Continue reading

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Ah Tuscany…

Once again, we are fortunate to have the work of Prentis Drew grace the pages of 2 Guys Photo.  He and his wife just returned from an adventure in Italy… an adventure that included driving: “about 1800 KM in a … Continue reading

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Last light at the lake

“Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains.” Diane Ackerman

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Heroes

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” — Joseph Campbell. On Memorial Day here in the States, we remember and thank all those who gave of themselves.  For something bigger.  For … Continue reading

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Weekend Inspiration: Best Selfie Ever

So many questions, so many questions… How does a guy travel this much? How is it possible to get selfies in all those situations? Do you recognize some of the places featured? How do I get this guy’s life?

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Natural beauty

This intricate plant was growing along the side of a busy road in Aruba.  I don’t know what it is but I find it’s delicate nature and shape fascinating. And these pure white flowers were growing in a garden at … Continue reading

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The moments we set aside

“Perhaps nothing helps us make the movement from our little selves to a larger world than remembering God in gratitude.  Such a perspective puts God in view in all of life, not just in the moments we set aside for … Continue reading

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Making a point

Nature has a funny way of combining the severe… …with the soft. Cacti as spotted on the island of Aruba.  Fujifilm X-S1, Lightroom 4

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Nico’s Pizzeria, 1:39PM

He proceeded with purpose, filled with what his high school teacher described once as consolation, and he remembered that well.  It was all as opposed to desolation, which instructs the heart to decline, to avoid. He bounded, though. She said … Continue reading

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Iguanas!

These harmless but admittedly creepy critters were abundant in Aruba. They came out daily at lunchtime, looking for any scrap of food, and the only reaction from people was the occasional yelp, caused by an iguana crawling over someone’s bare … Continue reading

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Infinite to venture

“Finite to fail, but infinite to venture.” — Emily Dickinson

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Sunset, moonrise over Aruba

Sunset through the divi tree. Fuji X-S1, 1/180s, f/3.2, ISO 100 The locals tell me that sunsets are pretty much guaranteed to be beautiful, and to occur every night at 7pm, off the west coast of Aruba. Looking for an … Continue reading

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The whole of nature

“Our task must be to free ourselves by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty.”  — Albert Einstein  

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That Aruban Smile

There’s nothing more welcoming than a genuine smile. This fellow’s expression, whom we spotted on an Aruban beach, shouts “Bonbini”, (welcome), to everyone who passes. “A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.” William Arthur Ward Fujifilm X-S1, spot … Continue reading

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Spring has returned

“Spring has returned.  The Earth is like a child that knows poems.”  — Rainer Maria Rilke Image taken on Fujifilm X-T1.  Converted in Nik Silver Efex Pro, after modifications in Apple Aperture.

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Happy Mothers Day

Well done Mom, you did a great job and we all turned out Ok!! Thanks for everything! A crop from a mid-1960’s slide, downtown Boston; Dad’s on the other side of the camera, and that dashing young lad in the … Continue reading

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Think about your reputation

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.”   Warren Buffett Fujifilm X-S1, Topaz B&W Effects, Lightroom 4

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Muir Woods

“Trees go wandering forth in all directions with every wind, going and coming like ourselves, traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day, and through space heaven knows how fast and far! — John Muir Photographed in … Continue reading

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The Road to Truth?

“There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.”  Buddha Fujifilm X-S1, Topaz B&W Effects, Lightroom 4

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My singing lesson

“Be my singing lesson, be my song…” — Patty Griffin, “Blue Sky” Photo taken at Muir Woods, California.  (If you haven’t been… go.).  Fujifilm X100s.  Three bracketed shots combined in Nik HDR Efex Pro and then juiced in Apple Aperture.

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