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Something to hope for

“Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.”    Joseph Addison Advertisements

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Two views on “the sands of time”

Lives of great men all remind us, we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us, footprints on the sands of time.  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow And, While it is well enough to leave footprints on the sands of … Continue reading

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Cape Cod

Final part of a series… The Cape is beautiful all year round, and as you can imagine, very busy in the peak season of summer.  The fall however, is quite another story. If you search 2 Guys Photo for “Cape … Continue reading

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Provincetown

Part 4 of a series… After leaving Martha’s Vineyard, we drove to Provincetown, at the furthest tip of Cape Cod.  P-Town is a small town whose population ranges from 3,000 to 60,000 over the course of the year. Beaches, shops, … Continue reading

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To capture fleeting reality

“To photograph is to hold one’s breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality.  It’s at that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.” — Henri Cartier-Bresson And then… gone.

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What is love?

“Immature love says: ‘I love you because I need you.’ Mature love says ‘I need you because I love you’.”   Erich Fromm Fujifilm X-S1, Lightroom 4, f/7.1, 1/640s, ISO 100

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Lost at the Beach

We were never much of a beach family growing up.  Our vacations more often than not, consisted of trips to the mountains, lakes or rivers to our north or west.  Despite having some of the prettiest ocean beaches to our … Continue reading

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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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I must go down to the seas again…

I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied; And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds … Continue reading

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“The Gate at Fanore Beach”, by Eamonn Grealish

Eamonn Grealish is a young lad from Galway, Ireland, with a growing interest in photography, whom I met a few years ago on his first visit to the States.  Soon after, we began an ongoing conversation about our shared hobby.  … Continue reading

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What’s your Destiny?

“I seldom end up where I want to go, but almost always end up where I need to be.” Douglas Adams Scituate, Massachusetts, click image for larger view. Sony NEX 6, 16-50mm lens, 34mm (eq) focal length, f/11, 1/800s, ISO … Continue reading

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Dreams and memories

“We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they’re called memories. Some take us forward, they’re called dreams.”  Jeremy Irons Nikon D90, f/5.6, 1/400 sec.  Edited in Nik Color Efex Pro 3 and PSP X4.

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Photography or Art: The results are in! {Update}

We posed the question in a recent post: Is it photography or art? where we shared a photograph taken at the beach and manipulated in post to create something resembling a watercolor painting.  The response was loud and clearly unanimous … Continue reading

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Photography or art? Now it’s YOUR turn.

The responses to today’s earlier post “Is it photography or is it art?” were pretty unanimous. I think Kara S. summed it up by concluding her comment with: “So the answer to your question, “Is it photography or is it … 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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Cape Cod Sunset

A crowd gathers every night on many of the Cape’s west-facing beaches, to enjoy some of the most spectacular sunsets. In fact, as this day’s sun slipped below the horizon, children jumped with joy and the crowd actually applauded. How … Continue reading

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Pipes and colors – Take 2

Thanks to everyone who visited this post earlier today.  In it, I mentioned how I had struggled with the proper way to crop and Rob asked that I show the other version.  So, here you go.  I would love to … Continue reading

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Pipes and colors

Sometimes you find the most interesting things in the least expected places. We were walking the boardwalk at the beach, and were surrounded by sea and sand, and seagulls, when I happened to look at the top of the bath … Continue reading

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Daily Photo Phix: Before and After

I’m a big, big believer in the adage that it’s better to “get it right in camera” and also that “you can’t make a good photo out of a bad one“… but that never stops me from trying. The above … Continue reading

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Daily Photo Phix: Birdseye

This seagull soared gracefully overhead during a pre-season visit to the beach.  Using a Nikon 18-200 zoom lens on my D90, zoomed out fully, at a large aperture of f/5.6 and a quick shutter of 1/2000s, I was able to … Continue reading

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