filter 55

I was feeling…like when you’re coming back to something that you love after a long absence. It was very warm…it’s hard to say without coming up with something cliché. Sort of beginning again—the cycle. It feels like the beginning of another thing. Like anything where you’re sort of stuck sitting on the sideline, you have a lot you want to do and try.
—  Beck on writing the songs for Morning Phase. Read more of our FILTER 55 cover story, Beck: Lost and Found.
EASTCOAST FISHKEEPERS

I’m moving across country ASAP and need to sell nearly all of my fish and tanks. Smallest tank I have is (about) 4.5 gallons, with a betta, 2 20 gallons with a betta in each, 55 gallon with 4 gourami 6 Cory catfish a few tetras and one clown loach (loach is not an adult. Will need a very large tank in the future). Hesitant on selling the 46 bowfront, but willing to take offers. If you would like only the tank for the 46 or the 55, I can bring the fish back to the store. All Bettas go with the tank they’re in, I do not wish I bring them to a store. If you choose to put them in a different tank, it needs to be 2.5 gallons, or larger, with a filter and a heater. No bowls or vases.
This is a huge step in mine and my girlfriends life together, as we’ve been long distance (Cali and Connecticut) and it’ll be much healthier from where we both are now in our individual lives. The 55, 46, and both 20s come with stands. All had filters and heaters. 55 and 46 have LED strip lights with remotes. Unsure of the brand at the moment, as in in Colorado checking out our new home but I can check as soon as I get home. The 46 does not have a lid, but has a large piece of plexiglass on top, it just needs to be cut.
Offers welcome, but please don’t lowball me, I really need the money
Pick up required for the larger tanks
Willing to drive 45 minutes to deliver smaller tanks, longer if offer includes gas but no longer than 2 hours round trip
Thank you all for reading!

Tree of Life

Another image from the same sunset in Washington Park - this one of the old twisted tree on the hill. I wasnt sure how this would come out and had to do a lot of manual blending - I’m super excited about the results though. Its not perfect but I’m happy with it and was going for an almost fairy-tale look. Let me know what you think!

Equipment: 
Camera: Nikon D800e 
Lens: Rokinon 14mm Ultra Wide-Angle f/2.8 IF ED UMC 
Focal Length: 14mm 
ISO Speed: 100 
Aperture: f/8 
Shutter: mixed 
Tripod: Really Right Stuff TVC-33 
Ball Head: Really Right Stuff BH-55 LR 
Filter: none

Processing: 
Lightroom 5.3 [color balance, sharpening, etc] 
CS6 [composite: 2 exposures blended, luminosity masking]

morning rays

Walking down Rialto beach on a beautiful Sunday morning - loved these sunrays and the depth of the forest.

Equipment:

Camera: Nikon D800e
Lens: Nikon Wide Angle PC-E Nikkor 24mm f/3.5D ED
Focal Length: 24mm
ISO Speed: 100
Aperture: f/8
Shutter: mixed
Tripod: Really Right Stuff TVC-33
Ball Head: Really Right Stuff BH-55 LR
Filter: LEE filter holder and LEE circular polarizer

Processing:
Lightroom 5.4 [color balance, sharpening, etc]
CS6 [composite: 2 exposures blended, luminosity masking]