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The hard city

“This City is what it is because our citizens are what they are”.  Plato Fujifilm X-S1, Lightroom 4, Topaz B&W Effects Advertisements

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Still. Life. 2.

Sony NEX 6, Nikon 35mm prime, Fotodiox NIK-NEX Lens Mount Adapter, Lightroom 4

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While waiting for the dentist today…

8:35. Ten minutes before my dental appointment, I scan some newsfeeds on my iPhone, spotting a post on a new black and white (only) photo app titled Camera Noir. 8:36. I read some positive reviews, and despite there being no … Continue reading

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“Not all who wander are lost”

There’s a lot to be said for “wandering”, whether it’s ambling down a path, as I was here, or “wandering” through a book, a museum, or the deepest imaginings of your mind. I have found that while “wandering”, I arrive … Continue reading

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“Nature’s own black and white” by Elizabeth Liddell

“Greetings from Scotland! I’ve recently found your blog, reading with interest your articles on the NEX 6 and lenses for it. Great work! I noticed the theme for February is black and white; I hope I’m not too late to … Continue reading

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“San Francisco Trolley” by Billie Warren-King

“I took this in San Francisco a couple of weeks ago. It was a gorgeous day and we walked from the Fairy Building to pier 39 and headed up to Ghirardelli Square where this beautiful trolley car was sitting empty … Continue reading

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“The Harbor at Valdez”, by Rodney Daly

“This harbor scene is in Valdez, Alaska. I went there hoping to kayak or take a cruise out to the glaciers. But a rainy, stormy day prevented me from doing so. The good news is the rainy, stormy day gave … Continue reading

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“Every choice you make has an end result.”

Life is a series of choices.  What to read, what to wear, eat and say.  Where to go and with whom to associate.  How to conduct oneself and what to believe in.  What is a priority.  Whether to give or … Continue reading

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Outpost

Taken at the height of the blizzard last Friday night, you can see in this photo a small garden of perennials around the base of the post, stairs and the walkway to the front door, a driveway, sidewalk and of … 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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“Life is a dream walking, death is going home.”

Chinese Proverb Taken the same evening, only minutes before this photo was taken. Sony NEX 6, f/3.5, 1/60s, ISO 500, edited in LR4

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“Winter woods” by Rodney Daly

Rodney Daly, long time friend of 2 Guys, sent us this wonderful winter scene.  He tells us: “This shot was from a snow shoe I took up Mt. Cardigan near Canaan, NH on the south trail looking out and beyond … Continue reading

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Knowing

The sun was already well below the horizon and the evening air was a deep chill, when I made a last second decision to take a sharp turn into a former farm, now a 365 acre conservation area, in a … Continue reading

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“There is no fence to sit on between heaven and hell”

“How well I have learned that there is no fence to sit on between heaven and hell. There is a deep, wide gulf, a chasm, and in that chasm is no place for any man.” Johnny Cash (American country Singer, … Continue reading

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February is Black & White month – Reminder

Just a quick reminder: we’ll be posting only b&w images on 2 Guys Photo during the month of February.  If you’d like to participate, send us up to two images (high resolution) to 2guysphoto@gmail.com and we’ll post the very best. … Continue reading

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Last flight out

Black and white are the colors of photography. To me they symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is forever subjected.      Robert Frank This flight was headed into Boston’s Logan Airport, and against the cloudy white sky, … Continue reading

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Seeing in Black and White

Ever since I downloaded Topaz B&W Effects, I’ve had a renewed interest in making black and white images.  I’ve been reading a lot about, and experimenting with “seeing” in B&W. Most of us as photographers see in color: tones, saturation, … Continue reading

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night falls

Took this photo with a relatively inexpensive Panasonic TS1 rugged/waterproof camera, which was all I had with me as I drove by this scenic spot. The true capture was tinted toward the cool end of the white balance spectrum and … Continue reading

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