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Midnight in Koh Samui

Daily Photo – Midnight in Koh Samui

I stayed here at the Ritz-Carlton and the architecture and scenery were amazing. I have a great deal with them where I get to stay for free (plus some $$ cash), and, in exchange I give them about 10 photos of each location. There is no requirement for me to do social media or even share here on the blog, but I do it anyway. Also, they don’t really care what I take photos of… so I don’t have to take photos of the hotels or the rooms or food or anything. I often will do that, though, if the scenes are as cool as this one! And there are plenty of chances for that.

Midnight in Koh Samui

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-03-24 01:35:14
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time15
  • Aperture4.5
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length19.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Hans Zimmer’s Piano

Daily Photo – Hans Zimmer’s Piano

I was lucky enough to join Hans Zimmer and his cool band while on tour in Europe. I was with him at two different concerts. Since I was kind of an unofficial part of the crew, I was able to get up on stage and take a bunch of photos. This is Hans’ piano that he was ripping to shreds during the concert… He’s such an inspiration.

Hans Zimmer’s Piano

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-06-09 17:52:02
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/640
  • Aperture
  • ISO1000
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Midnight Through 1,000 Gates

Machine Elves… Machine Elves Everywhere!

Here’s a clip from the recent Joe Rogan podcast with Michael Pollan about his new book called “The is Your Brain on Plants.” Back when I named the new company “Machine Elf” it was a super niche word only known to a few that have ever seen them or at least heard about them. Anyone out there know Rogan or Pollan? I’d love for them to see some of our Machine Elf creations at https://the-machine-elf.com/ Oh, and be sure to check out the full podcast on Spotify, it’s always a good watch/listen.

Daily Photo – Midnight Through 1,000 Gates

If you’re ever in Kyoto, be sure to come adventure around this gate area at night. It’s pretty busy during the day, but at night it’s almost empty. It’s also a great time to pick up Japanese girls, if you are into that. I’m not into that at all. They can be very distracting while you are trying to take photos.

Midnight Through 1,000 Gates

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-07-21 13:36:41
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time4
  • Aperture6.8
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length45.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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A view of Century City

Daily Photo – A view of Century City

Here’s a pretty cool perspective of LA. You can get this photo by climbing around up in the Hollywood Hills until you can find gaps and openings to get new perspectives on the city. This is the area where my agent at CAA works. If my agent is reading this, then she is welcome to do a lot more agenting for me! 🙂

A view of Century City

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-03-12 10:27:35
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time6
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length223.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

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The Splitting of the Seine

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Daily Photo – The Splitting of the Seine

This is one of my favorite areas of Paris where the Seine splits to go around this island. As with most places in the city, I just randomly walk from place to place, getting lost, and trying to find new perspectives.

The Splitting of the Seine

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2012-03-15 21:05:49
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time2
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length78.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1
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Over the Baths

Daily Photo – Over the Baths

I had a great day out here with the kids after a long hike. I believe we were on one of the Disney cruises and we decided to do one of their little excursions here on Virgin Gorda. It’s one of the most unique swimming locations in the world because of these giant granite boulders… I wish I could go back in time and see a timelapse of how this whole formation came to be.

Over the Baths

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-01-30 11:02:21
  • CameraFC6310
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/500
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length8.8 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Heading out for an Evening Swim

Daily Photo – Heading out for an Evening Swim

This is probably one of my favorite times to take photos – when there is a mix of ambient and artificial light. I was heading out to go for a swim, and I thought I should just bring the camera as well – great decision. At night, I like to swim in the pool rather than the ocean… one of my only phobias is swimming in the ocean in the dark!

Heading out for an Evening Swim

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-01-25 06:35:50
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time2
  • Aperture9
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Meandering through Hobbiton

OpenSea Auctions Ending Soon

If you haven’t already checked out my OpenSea NFT Drop then now is the ideal time… a few have sold out which is great but the main focus today is the two auction items which end in a few hours. So if you’ve some ETH burning a hole in your EWallet and want a physical print then this could be the link you’ve been looking for!
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Daily Photo – Meandering through Hobbiton

How beautiful is Hobbiton? It feels like a movie set, and it actually is! Of course, it’s in New Zealand, and everything feels like a movie set anyway, so that adds to the luster. If I’m not mistaken, this area was in the first movie when Gandalf is riding into Hobbiton to make Frodo his tiny bitch and go do all the hard work while he just smokes a pipe and philosophizes.

Meandering through Hobbiton

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-05-25 06:19:55
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/60
  • Aperture8
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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The Little Pond Near my Home

Daily Photo – The Little Pond Near my Home

I often walk over here around sunset to this little peaceful pond in Dalefield. You can’t tell from this angle, but it’s actually in the shape of a heart, which fits many of my Disney romantic fantasies. Speaking of which, I think Disney has messed up a lot of people! A friend came over about a week ago and she studied Women’s Issues or something in college… she went on a long diatribe about sexism and stuff. I mostly was tuning her out because she was a woman, but she did have a few good points.

The Little Pond Near my Home

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-03-21 08:02:06
  • CameraX1D-50c
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time0.5
  • Aperture11
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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The Train Station in Denver

Daily Photo – The Train Station in Denver

Wow, a photo from Denver. I think I’ve only posted one in the entire 12 year history of the blog. Well, you waited long enough, Denver. Here’s the next one. I took this one at 11mm, so it gives the photo that surrealistic curvy feel. Cool eh? Also, hot tip. This is absolutely the place to go for a meal and wine before jumping on the train to the airport.

The Train Station in Denver

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-07-17 09:59:27
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/15
  • Aperture7.1
  • ISO80
  • Focal Length11.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.3

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