Africa – Stuck in Customs

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

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Airport in Zimbabwe

Daily Photo – Airport in Zimbabwe

Yep, this is just how people hang out at the airport. It’s really fun to see these anachronisms that abound all around Africa. And the best part is, everyone is super nice. People in Africa (at least in my experience) are some of the kindest and most lovely and happy people in the world. The whole place is just heartwarming.

Airport in Zimbabwe

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-09-28 11:37:04
  • CameraPixel 3 XL
  • Camera MakeGoogle
  • Exposure Time1/412
  • Aperture1.8
  • ISO52
  • Focal Length4.4 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Mommy and Baby Elephant

Good thread on photography NFTs

My NFT drop from earlier in the week is going super well with the sales now in the high six figure range. From my experience so far (and I’ll be documenting it all, positive and negative) in upcoming videos, it looks like this will be a significant marketplace for artists going forward. You can see the drop here and then I recommend reading this Twitter thread for a collector’s view.

Daily Photo – Mommy and Baby Elephant

I actually don’t know if that’s a female adult or not. I can’t really tell the difference. But I’ll tell you one cool thing about elephant ears. The blood vessels follow a perfect Fibonacci sequence… the same pattern you see in river deltas. This pattern maximizes the cooling of the blood.

Mommy and Baby Elephant

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-07-17 20:58:26
  • CameraILCE-6400
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/400
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length200.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Child with Baby

Daily Photo – Child with Baby

I saw quite a bit of this while in Africa and it was always endearing. You would see all kinds of people with babies strapped on their bodies and it was quite adorable. Even better, they love having their photo taken. They must find it unusual that people enjoy taking photos of something they consider incredibly banal.

Child with Baby

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-09-22 05:45:38
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/160
  • Aperture4
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length56.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Family Bath Time

Daily Photo – Family Bath Time

Bathing in muddy water gets a bad rap. It’s pretty fun… and I guess if your family was always naked and kind of dirty, why not? I’ve bathed a lot in mud at music festivals and it wasn’t so bad! Sure, it makes a bit of a mess of your tent for the next morning, but that’s the next morning’s problem.

Family Bath Time

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-09-24 20:41:04
  • CameraILCE-6400
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/2000
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length448.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Dance Party in Zimbabwe

Daily Photo – Dance Party in Zimbabwe

During our amazing gathering in Zimbabwe, this guy came up to me and gave me the most loving smile. There is an amazing energy there in the middle of all the villagers coming together to dance and celebrate. Of my few trips to Africa, this was one of my favorite moments.

Dance Party in Zimbabwe

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-09-22 05:38:06
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/200
  • Aperture4
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length53.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Matching Moms

Daily Photo – Matching Moms

While we were in Zimbabwe, we had a special surprise while on a beach. A group of local villagers came down to give us a fun show & dance. It’s always a golden opportunity for photos… I’m sure they thought we were a little weird, taking so many photos of something they do all the time, but I’m used to people thinking I’m a little weird.

Matching Moms

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-09-21 10:44:08
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/200
  • Aperture5
  • ISO2000
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Awesome People in Madagascar

Daily Photo – Awesome People in Madagascar

Here’s another photo I got with my Pixel 4 while I was stuck for a few days without my big boy camera. Air Madagascar lost our luggage for a few days and I had forgotten to hand-carry my Sony. This sucked, but it also forced me to use my mobile phone to get as many photos as possible. The Pixel 4 has a really smart machine-learning tool to help blur out the background to make it look like I shot this with a Leica 50mm!

Awesome People in Madagascar

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-10-03 15:25:21
  • CameraPixel 3 XL
  • Camera MakeGoogle
  • Exposure Time1/1000
  • Aperture1.8
  • ISO52
  • Focal Length4.4 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Cool Kids Hanging in Madagascar

Machine Elf 83 – Clockwork Zimmer | Trey Ratcliff & Hans Zimmer Music

In my journeys into the DMT spirit world of impossible unfolding geometries where I encounter everything from machine elf entities to understanding the slippery veil of life, I’ve seen and felt all sorts of things. This is one of my new favorite creations that will take you on your own journey. The music I selected for this one is definitely more intense than the others, which tend to be more meditative. You’re about to go on a little tour of Hans Zimmer with Bladerunner 2049. It will start and end softly with a bit of intensity in the middle, like any good journey. Enjoy!

Daily Photo – Cool Kids Hanging in Madagascar

What a cool group of kids eh? You can almost find any group of kids sitting around and it’s like you are on some kind of a shoot for Benneton or something. It’s like I styled each kid and found the perfect background for a cool shot… but this is just how they hang out all the time. I wish I was that cool when I was a kid.

Cool Kids Hanging in Madagascar

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-09-30 17:26:46
  • CameraPixel 3 XL
  • Camera MakeGoogle
  • Exposure Time1/90
  • Aperture1.8
  • ISO129
  • Focal Length4.4 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Cute Kids in Africa

Daily Photo – Cute Kids in Africa

How adorable are these kids? I’m not sure where they get these shirts, and I’m 100% sure they don’t speak English, but how cool is that kid in the middle that is wearing that shirt that says “Chicks Dig Me.” It’s true, probably. Just by wearing that shirt and with that smile, chicks probably do dig him!

Cute Kids in Africa

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-09-22 05:37:38
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/200
  • Aperture4
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length29.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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