Hasselblad H5D – Stuck in Customs

Flying Across the Southern Alps

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Daily Photo – Flying Across the Southern Alps

Are there any bad photos of this area? I don’t think so. If you ever have a chance to fly in a helicopter, one thing to notice is the reflections. Sometimes you’ll have totally clean shots and other times the reflection will be too much to remove in Photoshop. One thing I’ve noticed about helicopter pilots is they like a bit of direction. So, if you want one shot or another, feel free to tell them over the headphones the kind of angle you are trying to get. They’re happy to do it… otherwise, they are just kind of on rails, going from one place to the next.

Flying Across the Southern Alps

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-03-30 06:07:03
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/160
  • Aperture11
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length35.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias
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The Canals at Midnight

Daily Photo – The Canals at Midnight

This was taken on one of my final nights in Venice with the Hasselblad. It was pretty much the last time I used the camera. I did indeed love the quality of the camera, but I finally determined it was just too slow and didn’t have the quickness and light flexibility of the Sony. The Sony was also better for street photography, festival stuff, and generally just quicker for landscape photos.

The Canals at Midnight

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-02-10 22:50:40
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time8
  • Aperture4
  • ISO800
  • Focal Length28.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Bridge of Doom in Venice

Daily Photo – Bridge of Doom in Venice

This is one of the most hated bridges in Venice. It’s a Calatrava design and a lot of the surface is made of glass. It gets super-slippery in the rain and people topple over the edge into the canal sometimes. I can’t imagine that happening, but I can attest to it being almost frictionless. I mean the guard rails are pretty big, but I guess if you’re tall and have a high center of gravity, I suppose I could see it happening. Actually, I’d LOVE to see it happen to my friend Rene, as long as he didn’t get hurt. Believe it or not, Rene did actually fall in the canal in the middle of the night by himself. There may have been drinking involved, but we can’t really say that was the sole cause… it’s all hilarious to me only because he wasn’t hurt at all. But, he could have died for sure… I woke up in the morning to an email that said, “I fell in the canal.” I couldn’t stop laughing…

Bridge of Doom in Venice

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-02-10 18:39:27
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time10
  • Aperture11
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length35.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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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

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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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