Africa – Stuck in Customs

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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Deer-like Creature in Africa

Daily Photo – Deer-like Creature in Africa

Wow I wish I knew my animals better. When I roll around Africa, I’m constantly asking, what is THAT animal called again? And the guide is like, “Oh, that’s an ELEPHANT, Trey.” I’m like okay… since when did they have trunks? I think the guides think I am dumb or something… but, actually more, seriously, there are about 100 deer-like creatures with different horns. This one is called like a Springbok or something. Or maybe not. I really don’t know. It’s not an elephant, though.

Deer-like Creature in Africa

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-09-19 17:09:57
  • CameraILCE-6400
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/500
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO320
  • Focal Length600.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Daily Laundry

Amazing Balancing Skills

My friend Jessica sent me this incredible video. This gal has way more patience than I do…

Daily Photo – Daily Laundry

Here is a quick shot I grabbed while on the way to a little river in Zimbabwe. There is a small village a few miles away and the women come here every day to do the laundry then carry it back across the delta to the village. As you can see, they bring their daughters to help, teaching them from an early age.

Daily Laundry

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-09-23 03:00:52
  • CameraILCE-6400
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/640
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO500
  • Focal Length600.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Cute Kid on the Beach in Madagascar

Daily Photo – Cute Kid on the Beach in Madagascar

The kids along the beach there were totally incredible! They loved seeing someone with a camera and would not stop posing. The kids reminded me a lot of my daughter Scarlett… who sees a camera then just starts performing left and right. I don’t know where certain kids get that from, but I think it’s amazing. I see a lot of that from “grown-ups” at Burning Man who are able to re-engage their inner child.

Cute Kid on the Beach in Madagascar

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-10-04 08:18:46
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/2500
  • Aperture4.5
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length105.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Deanie’s a hit in Africa

Daily Photo – Deanie’s a hit in Africa

Wow those Africans really like them some Deanie action. She was the center of attention at a fun village party in Zimbabwe. They just couldn’t get enough of that Deanie. After this guy hugged her, he ran back to all his friends and they high-fived him… we were all cracking up 🙂

Deanie’s a hit in Africa

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-09-22 05:47:58
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/160
  • Aperture4
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length67.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe

Daily Photo – Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe

It’s hard to believe I shot this when the waterfall was in low-flow mode! They say that’s actually the best time to go there because in max flow season, the spray is so intense that you can just barely even see the waterfall. The spray was still pretty intense and as we walked around, everyone got pretty soaked anyway… I had to keep drying off my lens between shots…

Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-09-28 03:39:10
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/320
  • Aperture13
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length134.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Schoolkids at the Village Party

Daily Photo – Schoolkids at the Village Party

While in Zimbabwe, we were treated to a cool celebration and party at the local village. These two came out and they recited some poetry for us. I thought they had super-expressive faces so I quickly grabbed this photo.

Schoolkids at the Village Party

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-09-22 05:15:52
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/320
  • Aperture4
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length105.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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