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Lisa in Venice

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Daily Photo – Lisa in Venice

Here’s Lisa in one of the many photos I took around Venice while filming. We basically spent most of the day rolling around Venice with our cameras while shooting. I ended up with probably 10,000 photos, many of which I still have not processed. So, here’s one of them!

Lisa in Venice

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-02-03 12:14:00
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO1600
  • Focal Length35.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Balcony Room in Venice

Daily Photo – Balcony Room in Venice

It would have been awesome to have one of these rooms during Carnival in Venice right in the middle of St. Mark’s Square. That’s where all the activity is centered, so I think it’d be cool just to hang out there on the balcony and have a lovely day, watching all the costumes down below… it must be a lot like time travel and seeing everything it was 1,000 years ago.

Balcony Room in Venice

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-02-03 11:49:54
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length75.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Bel and Lisa in Venice

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Daily Photo – Bel and Lisa in Venice

This sure was a great trip! I think it was rainy and moody almost every day we were filming, but the sun finally came out at the end. It was seriously like 3 weeks with no sun… That’s okay in many ways because Venice is even more beautiful in the rain and mist to me.

Bel and Lisa in Venice

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-02-03 11:41:19
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture4
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length28.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Midnight in Venice

Daily Photo – Midnight in Venice

Here’s one of my favorite photos just outside my hotel in Venice. I stayed here for about three weeks, so it was quite a long time to be returning to the same place every night. After about two weeks, I finally memorized most of the streets and would no longer get lost. This was the view that awaited me every night upon my return home… I took this one with the Hasselblad.

Midnight in Venice

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-02-10 23:04:13
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time32
  • Aperture4
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length28.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Heading out for a Snorkel Near the James Bond Island

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Daily Photo – Heading out for a Snorkel Near the James Bond Island

When I was staying at the Ritz-Carlton at Phulay Bay, one day we jumped into a boat and headed over to the archipelago in search of that cool island from one of the early James Bond movies. It turns out there are lots of islands that have that same look with the undercut limestone. The snorkeling is great around here and the water is always perfectly clear. Sometimes, however, when you get out into the ocean, you can see a big floating pile of trash, and that is really kind of depressing…

Heading out for a Snorkel Near the James Bond Island

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-12-29 04:16:04
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/400
  • Aperture4.8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length35.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Late night in Abu Dhabi

130K Views!

Wow… Stu just informed my that my first Machine Elf video (See the Machine Elf Website here) has garnered more than 130,000 views, making it one of the most popular videos on my YouTube channel. I actually think it is the WORST of all 8 of the Machine Elf videos we have released so far, but it was the very first one. I think the music is cool, but it’s a little JARRING and not really as groovy as all the others… I don’t hate it or anything, but I’m just comparing it to my newer creations. Anyway, here it is!

Daily Photo – Late night in Abu Dhabi

The best time to get to the mosque here is just before sunset. That’s a popular time to visit the area, but also one of the best for photos. After then, people slowly start to leave before it’s almost completely empty at dark. The lighting here is so beautiful that I think the night shots rival even the sunset shots.

Late night in Abu Dhabi

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-02-12 15:57:29
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time3.2
  • Aperture8
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length28.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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The Hasselblad at F/22

Daily Photo – The Hasselblad at F/22

You know, as much as I make fun of the Hasselblad, I’m very happy with how some of the shots come out. I still do quite a bit of post-processing using Aurora and other tools, but, I have to admit… shooting in Venice at F/22 has its upside. Maybe I will try the Hasselblad again… (tents his fingers like Mr. Burns…)

The Hasselblad at F/22

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-02-10 18:15:27
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time23
  • Aperture22
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length42.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Exploring Oman

Boy sees color for the first time

This is a very nice little video (open the link to see the full frame of the video).

They were studying color… the school principal brought in some glasses that allowed this youngster see color for the very first time from aww

Daily Photo – Exploring Oman

I’m really looking forward to getting back to Oman to explore it some more. I absolutely loved it while I was there. Sometimes, one might expect (if you watch the news that tries to scare you all the time) that countries in the middle east don’t have the nicest people. Well, it’s just not true. And, when it comes to Oman, they might just be tied for the nicest people in the world with Japan!

Exploring Oman

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-01-13 08:18:59
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/13
  • Aperture9.5
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length28.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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A Final Night in Venice

Incredible Talent

Watch how this artist makes these carvings in wood… just wowsers!

Daily Photo – A Final Night in Venice

Here’s a new photo I edited from Venice. I was there for about three weeks, and it wasn’t until the last few days that I finally stopped getting lost! This was edited with Aurora HDR 2019, btw…

A Final Night in Venice

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-01-22 17:21:54
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1
  • Aperture11
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length35.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Exploring Oman

True Size Map

Prepare for mind blowage as you check out this website to check the size of one country versus others.

Daily Photo – Exploring Oman

I was allowed to stay at this beautiful mosque after closing. This is one of the security guys that was helping to show me around. He was incredibly cool and nice. At the end, we got along so well, that we became Instagram buddies and remain so until this day! 🙂

Exploring Oman

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-01-13 09:00:09
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/200
  • Aperture11
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length28.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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