Madagascar – Stuck in Customs

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

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  • 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

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  • 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 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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Returning From Fishing

Daily Photo – Returning From Fishing

About the middle of the day everyone starts bringing in their boats with their morning catches here on the beach on Madagascar. It’s cool to see all these guys carrying the boat while almost running full speed. I would have asked to help but they could probably just look me up and down and know I was useless.

Returning From Fishing

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  • Date Taken2020-07-08 14:04:12
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Mom and Baby Elephant

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Daily Photo – Mom and Baby Elephant

I don’t know if that’s a mom or dad. I’m just assuming it’s a mom because, if I were a baby, I’d feel like my mom is more likely to take care of me while dad is off rolling around in some mud pit with his friends. You can see some of this footage in the video above!

Mom and Baby Elephant

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  • Date Taken2020-07-08 14:04:13
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Sassy kids in Madagascar

More Duncan for ya!

And here’s yet another fun episode with Duncan!

Daily Photo – Sassy kids in Madagascar

These kids were posing machines. They didn’t know have like one or two poses – there were hundreds! I could barely keep up. They also loved seeing the photos when they were finished as well… I kind of wish I had a Polaroid camera that could give them instant printouts.

Sassy kids in Madagascar

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-10-04 08:20:11
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/2500
  • Aperture4
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length78.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Along the beach in Madagascar

Daily Photo – Along the beach in Madagascar

Almost every day in Madagascar, I went out on a jog up and down the beach. This was during a period when my luggage was lost, which meant I didn’t have my big boy camera. Oh well! No worries… I made it a challenge for myself to use my Pixel phone as much as a good. This is one of the many fun photos I got while working the scene up and down the beach.

Along the beach in Madagascar

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-10-03 12:08:50
  • CameraPixel 3 XL
  • Camera MakeGoogle
  • Exposure Time1/3906
  • Aperture1.8
  • ISO71
  • Focal Length4.4 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Kids with Attitude in Madagascar

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Daily Photo – Kids with Attitude in Madagascar

When I say they have “attitude,” I mean it in the coolest way. You know how some kids just kind of have this undeniable presence? Yeah, a bunch of these kids did. And, somehow, they knew just how to pose like they were Instagram Influencers or something!

Kids with Attitude in Madagascar

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-10-04 08:19:59
  • 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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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
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