Category Archives: Daily Photo

Mayflower Beach

  Three shots merged in Nik HDR Efex Pro.  Selective contrast and structure adjustments.  Shot with an Olympus E-M5.

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Cornered

  Reminds me of Gringotts, he said.  I agreed. If you’re wondering about the post-processing wizardry, pay attention.  Turn dial on an Olympus m4/3 camera to art filter.  Select dramatic tone.  Press shutter button. Whew…

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The Bubbles, Acadia National Park, Maine

We spent five days on Mount Desert (pronounced “dessert”) Island off the mid-coast of Maine this past week.  Mt. Desert is home to many treasures, including Acadia National Park, Bass Harbor Lighthouse and the seaside resort community of Bar Harbor. … Continue reading

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Wayward

  Photographed at the Christian Science complex in Boston, Massachusetts. Taken with the Olympus E-M5, 12-50 kit lens at ISO 200, f10, 1/500 second.  Processed in Nik Silver Efex Pro with a variety of selective adjustments made all over the … Continue reading

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Carpe diem

“You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” Rabindranath Tagore There is something in this tranquil and restful scene, that portrays opportunity and potential. Seize the day.

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city hardsell

  Three bracketed shots combined in Nik HDR Efex Pro, lot’s of selective saturation, contrast, structure and brightness adjustments and then a killer crop.  Olympus E-M5 and kit lens.

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Rodney’s Phoenix sunrise, and a request

Rodney Daly, a friend of and frequent contributor to 2 Guys Photo, sent us this beautiful photo taken while in Phoenix recently. Captured handheld with a Nikon D3000 dslr, at f/5.3, 1/100s, ISO 400, EV-1, which really popped the colors. … Continue reading

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8-12 Bartlett Place

She accepted, though thought better of it in the approach.  His words seemed simple and inviting.  Meet me at 8-12 Bartlett.  6:15, no later.  What would her friends say? 6:28. Taken with an Olympus OM-D E-M5 and the splendid 12-50 … Continue reading

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A little advice from Mark Twain…

“Learn to ride a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live.” Mark Twain Nikon D90, Nikon 18-200 lens, f/5.3, 1/100s, ISO 320.  Cropped and saturated in Picasa.

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The Wall

There’s the Great Wall of China.  The Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, DC.  How about the Berlin Wall in Germany?  Or the Western Wall in Jerusalem?  The Security Wall in the West Bank… Pink Floyd’s “The Wall”… There are a … Continue reading

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A moment in time

If this woman follows the United States average, her life will span 80 years, 9 months, 18 days. That’s 2,548,108,800 seconds. I thought I’d share 1/250th of one of those seconds with you. “Do not dwell in the past, do … Continue reading

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The Guidance of Virtue

  “Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind.  To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and … Continue reading

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It’s all about the light

You’ve heard it a thousand times: photography is “painting with light”, “the light makes all the difference”, you have to be able to “see the light”. Never was that more evident than during a recent visit to a small but … Continue reading

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Indifference

  “The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.  The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference.  The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference.  And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference.” – Elie … Continue reading

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P-Town

This is the view from the pier in Provincetown, Massachusetts, located at the very tip of Cape Cod. You’re looking at the Long Point Lighthouse and a breakwater. Dotting the breakwater are, I believe, cormorants, enjoying the mid-day sun. According … Continue reading

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Motif #one more time

It’s one of the most highly photographed spots in the world, Motif #1 in Rockport, Massachusetts.  And for the life of me, I just couldn’t figure out a creative way of capturing this scene in some innovative haven’t-seen-it-a-thousand-times-before manner. I … Continue reading

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Farewell to Ghosts

It was a very tricky lighting situation: harsh light with patches of shadows cutting across the scene. And this took every bit of the 300mm (450mm in 35mm equivalent terms as I was shooting with a cropped frame sensor camera) … Continue reading

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Is it photography or is it art?

If you’re a reader of this blog , then you already know that photography is accomplished with a device (a camera), with an opening (a lens), through which light passes, and is recorded, along with it’s respective shadows and colors, … Continue reading

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Nicole

My objective here was to capture a fairly serious shot of Nicole, taking advantage of the late day sun and the relative harshness of the shadows as they began dropping around us. Though the color version is striking (golden hour … Continue reading

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A Neutral Density Filter Surprise

Recently I headed out to a local state park with my usual gear, plus two items I don’t normally take on a photo walk: my tripod and a new .9 Neutral Density filter. I had been so impressed with the … Continue reading

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