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My daily travel blog to inspire and get you motivated!

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Passport Sunday – Rarity

Check out Rarity.Tools

Hey everyone – if you are following the AiVATAR project, we recently went live on Rarity.Tools where you can see how everything ranks. Note that you may have a lower-ranked AiVATAR that actually says something very interesting so it will have a different, more subjective value.

An inside look at Rarity.Tools

Rarity.Tools is the gold standard of ranking various NFTs. I do a little bit of a deep dive here to show how the rankings are done! Enjoy!

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Moeraki Boulders

Daily Photo – Moeraki Boulders

Another must-stop for any road trip across the South Island is a stop along the east coast at the mysterious Moeraki Boulders for a few mornings until the sun is perfect.

Moeraki Boulders

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2012-11-27 21:03:53
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/60
  • Aperture8
  • ISO50
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Deer Park Heights

Daily Photo – Deer Park Heights

Here’s a photo from a sunset hike in Deer Park Heights in Queenstown, New Zealand.

Deer Park Heights

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2013-02-08 12:31:30
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time2
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

The Routeburn by Pixel

Daily Photo – The Routeburn by Pixel

Looking forward to the new Google Pixel 6 arriving in the coming days… It’ll be interesting to see how the camera is on this generation. The past models have often been class leading. In fact, they have been so good that as well as sharing a bunch of images on here from each phone, an image from one of them has even made it into my Fine Art collection! Anyway, here is a pic from a misty hike along the Routeburn track last year, taken with the Pixel 4.

The Routeburn by Pixel

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2020-01-25 13:57:53
  • CameraPixel 4
  • Camera MakeGoogle
  • Exposure Time1/2100
  • Aperture1.7
  • ISO81
  • Focal Length4.4 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

Sunrise Walks in Queenstown

Daily Photo – Sunrise Walks in Queenstown

It’s time for some beautiful morning walks along the beach here in Queenstown. Well, I don’t know if it’s really technically a beach because it’s all rocky. I don’t really like rocky beaches… I like the feel of the webbing of my toes in soft sand… also, I’ve always had pretty sensitive feet so I find walking on rocks to be annoying and I’m too lazy to build up a resistance to it. That ship has sailed…

Sunrise Walks in Queenstown

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2010-11-09 02:43:24
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/4
  • Aperture6.7
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length28.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+3

Arrowtown Hike

Daily Photo – Arrowtown Hike

Another beautiful evening hike here in Arrowtown… I love it here… so peaceful when alone in nature… just me and my camera and some tunes.

Arrowtown Hike

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2013-02-10 11:36:40
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/60
  • Aperture11
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length20.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Top 8 Controversial Highlights Discovered by AiVATAR Owners So Far

I love that many of our AiVATARs are thoughtful, well-meaning consciousnesses. Giving solutions to real world problems or trying to inspire us to achieve more.

Then there is the Star Trek-esq Mirror Universe AiVATARs who are… well… NOT the above…

Find out more here.

Passport Sunday Deep Dive into AiVATAR

Well, it’s still a wild ride on this AiVATAR project! You can come see more at our website at Aivatar.io if you wanna try to figure out what the heck is going on. If you’re a Passport Member then you’ll see a little behind-the-scenes status report!

An AiVATAR Update

I reference a few things in today’s behind-the-curtain video. Here they are!

OpenSea
Rarity
Discord

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Wandering in Madagascar

Daily Photo – Wandering in Madagascar

Exploring the towns and villages of Madagascar with my Google Pixel…

Wandering in Madagascar

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-09-30 17:20:33
  • CameraPixel 3 XL
  • Camera MakeGoogle
  • Exposure Time1/273
  • Aperture1.8
  • ISO53
  • Focal Length4.4 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

Wild Hawea

Daily Photo – Wild Hawea

This is one of my favorite stops along the road trip up the West Coast of the South Island. I stop here in Hawea and do a bit of random hiking… it’s one of the most beautiful lakes here and it’s just crazy how people only live on about 1% of the lake. The rest of it is wild and feels like it could have been the same way tens of thousands of years ago… it probably was!

Wild Hawea

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2012-06-09 22:55:20
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/250
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length135.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+1