Africa – Stuck in Customs

The Tumble

Daily Photo – The Tumble

The very “top” of a waterfall is called the crest. It makes a lot of sense, but I had to google that first. There’s a name for everything. Anyway, check out the crest on Victoria Falls, eh? It’s interesting how much green there is in there. It must be a ton of biomass. I googled a little to see what percentage of this waterfall is actually water, but came up dry.

The Tumble

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-09-28 03:53:48
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1250
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length98.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Along the Beachfront

Daily Photo – Along the Beachfront

While in Madagascar, we spent quite a few days staying on the beach in Morondava. Every day, we’d see all sorts of local people walking up and down the beach, mostly engaged in fish-related activities. Late one day, while out preparing to take sunset photos, I saw this mom with her kids walking back home. I had on my Bose headphones, so I put it on the heads of her kids to dance while I took mom’s photo.

Along the Beachfront

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-10-03 09:54:29
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/100
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO640
  • Focal Length98.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Selling Typewriters

Reality as it is?

One of my good friends that is obsessed with reality shared this with me… I thought it was beyond interesting.

Daily Photo – Selling Typewriters

There is a huge set of stairs in Antananarivo that connect the lower part of the city to the upper part. All along both sides are people selling pretty much anything you can imagine. It’s mostly the sort of stuff people in the west would consider antiques. But people here actually still use this stuff. It’s both strange and not-strange. The whole thing is a bit of an anachronism because people that are selling this stuff are always behind the tables on their smartphones.

Selling Typewriters

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-10-09 09:23:18
  • CameraPixel 3 XL
  • Camera MakeGoogle
  • Exposure Time1/430
  • Aperture1.8
  • ISO54
  • Focal Length4.4 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Rene Contemplating Life

Savvy Awards

It appears I have mistakenly recently become a winner in the Savvy Awards. I’m in that list right under Elon Musk.

Daily Photo – Rene Contemplating Life

This is a rather unique area of Zimbabwe where these huge granite boulders are just kind of sitting on top of a hill. You can see Rene up there sitting on top of one while Neville and Deanie are having a G&T over on the left. We asked our guide if we would get in trouble if we rolled one of these down the hill. He said, yes, of course. But then we said, “How about if we roll two new ones up the hill in exchange?” He didn’t know what to say… but he was pretty sure it was wrong. Then we said, “Okay, how about if we roll up a new one and don’t roll down any at all?” That one really stumped him.

Rene Contemplating Life

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-09-24 10:31:52
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1000
  • Aperture4
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Three Photographers from Madagascar

Tesla Truck Testing

They released a new video to see how tough to new Tesla truck is actual street conditions. Note that even though this is silly, I actually do want one!

First real structural integrity test on real condition for the Tesla cybertruck was successful. No scratches observed. from funny

Daily Photo – Three Photographers from Madagascar

I was walking around with my friend Rene and we came across these three girls who were out taking photos. It was actually the very first DSLR I saw while there, and I was really surprised. They supposedly came from a different part of Madagascar because of their face paint. Also, they didn’t speak any English so it was really quite hard to communicate! But I thought they looked cool! By the way, this is a shot with my Pixel 3 phone. Not bad, eh?

Three Photographers from Madagascar

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-10-02 16:48:01
  • CameraPixel 3 XL
  • Camera MakeGoogle
  • Exposure Time1/2500
  • Aperture1.8
  • ISO53
  • Focal Length4.4 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Silence

Last Second Shopping Idea!

Why not get that special someone the Stuck In Customs Passport? Every Sunday, they’ll get a new video plus have access to over 100 previously created videos. What’s in the package?

Daily Photo – Silence

Here’s my friend Jo with some of the team from a lodge we stayed at in Zimbabwe. I thought his t-shirt was brilliant. Jo has done about seven Ayuasca ceremonies over the past year and he’s really changed quite a bit. And by changed, I mean in the right direction. It’s not too different from my own journey with DMT and other things that have really helped make reality make sense. One thing is for sure, that we don’t suffer any BS anymore! 🙂

Silence

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-09-24 00:52:36
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1000
  • Aperture4
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length81.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Cute but Impractical

Matt Conti on Africa

My new friend Matt Conti has made an amazing journal entry about Africa! Wow – that was a lot of work Matt! Great job and amazing photos!

Matt came out to my workshop there in Africa… so, don’t forget to sign up for the upcoming one in New Zealand!

Daily Photo – Cute but Impractical

I really do almost zero shopping, being a minimalist and stuff. However, I do like to walk into quirky looking stores to be amused and take a few photos. Like this place, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, for example. Seeing little things like this brighten my day with a little surprise here and there.

Cute but Impractical

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-01-25 00:18:57
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/60
  • Aperture4.5
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Old Lady in Zimbabwe

Two Girls One Wall

This is pretty amazing!

Two Girls And A Wall from UNBGBBIIVCHIDCTIICBG

Daily Photo – Old Lady in Zimbabwe

Wow that Zimbabwe really had some awesome looking people. I didn’t expect to take as many people photos as I did. I think one big reason is we were entertained at a fun festival and everybody was so colorful and excited to have their photos taken! I wish I had brought one of those Polaroid cameras so I could give them some instant print outs!

Old Lady in Zimbabwe

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-09-21 10:44:40
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/100
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO2000
  • Focal Length115.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Doing Laundry in Zimbabwe

Look what happens when…

…lightning strikes sand!

Daily Photo – Doing Laundry in Zimbabwe

It’s amazing what people carry on their heads here! I noticed they start training the girls quite early with lighter loads. They actually put a little ring on their heads (sort of like a bean bag) that sort of flattens out the surface area so they can put anything on top. We went out to watch the sunset and saw these ladies walking miles back to their homes across the sand. It makes you wonder why people in the modern West complain about doing the laundry.

Doing Laundry in Zimbabwe

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-09-23 03:00:14
  • CameraILCE-6400
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/800
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO500
  • Focal Length600.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Fixing Mobile Phones in Madagascar

Street Photography in the new Tutorial!

If you have the new photography tutorial I released a few days ago, then you’ll really love the lessons about People and Street Photography. In those, you get to see how I edited this photo! Here’s a promo of the new tutorial!

Daily Photo – Fixing Mobile Phones in Madagascar

Here’s one of my favorite “street” photos from Madagascar. There are all kinds of colorful little shops and interesting people in every nook and cranny. I was particularly taken with this guy who would spend all day fixing the array of mobile phones in front of him.

Fixing Mobile Phones in Madagascar

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-10-04 09:23:26
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/80
  • Aperture4
  • ISO640
  • Focal Length42.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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