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A Flatter Burn

Daily Photo – A Flatter Burn

Here’s another view of Black Rock City from a distance. This time with a little less curvature than the last…

A Flatter Burn

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-08-28 09:07:36
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/4000
  • Aperture4
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias+0.3

Thanks Algorithms

Daily Photo – Thanks Algorithms

I noticed a chunky spike in traffic on the blog a couple of days ago. Why? The post was titled “Flat Earth at Burning Man”. Of course it was nothing to do with flat earth stuff really but it seems those mysterious search algorithms liked it quite a bit. Hey new visitors.

Thanks Algorithms

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-08-30 14:44:30
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/400
  • Aperture7.1
  • ISO2000
  • Focal Length38.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias+1

Quick pitstop in Vancouver

Daily Photo – Quick pitstop in Vancouver

All being well, when this blog post goes live I’ll be trying to waste some time in Vancouver airport after a 14hr flight from Sydney. Hopefully the next flight is on-time-ish or it’ll be a looooong day!

Quick pitstop in Vancouver

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2013-07-25 04:49:03
  • CameraNEX-7
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time6
  • Aperture13
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length10.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Flat Earth at Burning Man

Daily Photo – Flat Earth at Burning Man

Or maybe not…

Flat Earth at Burning Man

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-08-28 08:44:09
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/4000
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

The Journey Begins

Daily Photo – The Journey Begins

The main event might not start until late August but my journey there begins today… exciting times!

The Journey Begins

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-08-30 16:27:07
  • CameraFC300X
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/950
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length3.6 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramUnknown (58655)
  • Exposure Bias

The Wine Cave

Daily Photo – The Wine Cave

I’m told, hopefully reliably, that this (at Gibbston Valley) is the largest wine cave in New Zealand.

The Wine Cave

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2013-11-07 22:58:34
  • CameraNEX-7
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time13
  • Aperture8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length13.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+1

Rare Cleveland

Daily Photo – Rare Cleveland

Don’t think I’ve shared this image before… in fact I think photos from Cleveland may be one of my rarest categories. So, either way, it’s worth a (re-)share… this is the stunning Severance Hall.

Rare Cleveland

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2012-03-29 12:19:27
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time2
  • Aperture13
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Breakfast in Abel Tasman

Daily Photo – Breakfast in Abel Tasman

We got up early and went to go in search of a restaurant for breakfast and ended up about 15 minutes down the road at Onetahuti. It was Mother’s Day, and we were the only ones there without a mother… I mean, we have mothers, but you know what I mean. Afterwards, we took a little stroll on this beautiful beach!

Breakfast in Abel Tasman

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2022-05-08 17:36:07
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/3200
  • Aperture4
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

Skinny Dipping on the way to Mount Cook

Daily Photo – Skinny Dipping on the way to Mount Cook/Aoraki

Do you think this lake full of glacial water is cold? Yes? Well, you’re right. I am not a fan of cold water and all my friends that love cold water tell me I am a crazy for not liking cold water as then dive into it naked. I’m like no. I like hot water. I like jacuzzis and stuff. It’s not that complicated but I just can’t get it through their heads.

Skinny Dipping on the way to Mount Cook/Aoraki

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2020-11-09 14:45:27
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1600
  • Aperture8
  • ISO500
  • Focal Length63.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

Over Abel Tasman

Daily Photo – Over Abel Tasman

I’ve lived here in NZ for quite a while and I’ve never even been to Abel Tasman until just a few weeks ago. I did a mega road trip up there and stopped to pick up my bestie Rene in Nelson. We had a great time up there, but we didn’t spend nearly enough time. Every evening had a lovely sunset and the light was amazing. I got the drone up a few times and here is one of my faves!

Over Abel Tasman

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2022-05-07 21:41:36
  • CameraFC2204
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/80
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length4.4 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias+0.3