Hasselblad X1D – Stuck in Customs

A Morning Walk in Glenorchy

Daily Photo – A Morning Walk in Glenorchy

If you make it down to Glenorchy in the southern island of New Zealand, be sure to find this amazing walking path through the wetlands. It’s particularly beautiful in the morning just as the sun comes over the mountain to light everything with a yellow light. Another great reason to come in the morning is that it’s much more likely that the water will be smooth and reflective.

A Morning Walk in Glenorchy

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-03-21 22:02:01
  • CameraX1D-50c
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/1000
  • Aperture3.5
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Wolves at the Door

New Psychedelic Training Centers Popping Up Around the World

How cool is this? I’m a huge supporter of MAPS and this kind of news about New Schools Around the World for Psychedelic Medicine. Yep, I’m a big believer in this movement… and it will cure millions of people.

Daily Photo – Wolves at the Door

These are the incredibly awesome wolves at The Hills country club. I met the artist in Beijing, and we had a fun tea and crackers together in his studio. He didn’t speak a lick of English and I didn’t speak a lick of Mandarin – but we had a few translators, so it kinda worked. Besides, we would show one another art and we would ooh and ahh at it all 🙂

Wolves at the Door

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-03-21 05:40:42
  • CameraX1D-50c
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture16
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias
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Derek Sivers in a Field

Daily Photo – Derek Sivers in a Field

When Derek came down to visit, we spent a lot of time rolling around in grass of various heights. On this particular day, we decided to find some grass that was just a little higher than Derek when he was supine. It was the horses over there that gave us this ingenious idea.

Derek Sivers in a Field

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-03-21 04:48:35
  • CameraX1D-50c
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/2000
  • Aperture3.5
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Gaudi’s Masterpiece

New Deep Fake Comedy

Those guys from South Park have made a new comedy that uses Deep Fake tech to re-create Trump, Zuckerberg, and a ton more… super funny…

Daily Photo – Gaudi’s Masterpiece

I kind of wish I had a wide-angle lens for this photo, but I had a new Hasselblad and I only had a limited number of lenses. But, that’s okay because it forced me to find the most interesting thing to fit inside of that rectangle. You may notice that it has a 3:2 ratio, which is the default for the Hasselblad (I believe). I kept it in that original ratio rather than re-cropping it.

Gaudi’s Masterpiece

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-04-30 08:30:34
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1
  • Aperture8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Rene in Lisbon

Daily Photo – Rene in Lisbon

Here’s awesome Rene doing his thing. Whenever he’s near water, most of his clothes come off and he becomes this amphibian kinda guy. This reminds me of a story he told me where he was trying to be cool on some rocks around a girl and then he stepped on a sea urchin and screamed, falling into the ocean.

Rene in Lisbon

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-04-20 14:21:50
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/2000
  • Aperture4
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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More from Paris

Daily Photo – More from Paris

A few times each night, they alight this super hardcore searchlight from the top of the Eiffel Tower and it scans the skyline. Getting a solid shot of it wasn’t the easiest thing in the world because I had to make sure the shutter speed was fast enough but keep the ISO high enough to make sure you could get all the rest of the light. Okay, camera nerd talk over.

More from Paris

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-05-08 23:10:33
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time2
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Interactive Art in Paris

Daily Photo – Interactive Art in Paris

I don’t know if this is a new installation or not but I’ve never seen it until my most recent trip to Paris. It’s less than a 5-minute walk from the Louvre and I guess I just never walked this way before. I do like how a lot of the art in the world now is interactive… I probably got a lot of that appreciation from Burning Man. Sometimes they look kind of dangerous… I can only imagine the injuries!

Interactive Art in Paris

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-05-08 16:05:58
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/60
  • Aperture8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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The Castle in Sintra

Daily Photo – The Castle in Sintra

The Pena Palace is a must-visit if you ever visit Portugal. It’s an absolutely amazing place and you can actually reserve the whole place to yourself ahead of time if you want to take photos. It’s pretty inexpensive and you’ll be able to spend plenty of time getting all the photos you want. Even better, they are totally cool with drones to get some unique shots.

The Castle in Sintra

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-04-17 08:10:32
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture11
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Off the coast of Portugal

Daily Photo – Off the coast of Portugal

We went to a cool beach area near Lisbon and had a fabulous lunch before beginning the whole European tour. Just off the coast were these three boats, perfectly spaced with some dramatic lighting. At this time, I was still getting used to using the Hasselblad and this is one of my favorites!

Off the coast of Portugal

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-04-19 18:27:19
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/2000
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length90.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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New Peak Design Goodies on Kickstarter – I bet you didn’t think they would make this!


That clever team has come up with something I’ll probably use even more than all their cool camera and bag gear – this slick case and mounting system for your phone and a bunch of accessories to go with it! I’m actually pretty good when it comes to using my phone… I’m not on it all the time, but I’m still on it quite a bit. I’ve tried a few mounting systems, but they all seem a bit janky as if they were designed by someone that might possibly be a bit insane. Well, when you watch this video, you’ll see how they have thought about this system in the same kind of 360, detailed manner as they did their bags, camera straps, and everything else they make. I know you’re wondering if it will work on YOUR phone and the case will if you have the iPhone 11 or 12 or a Samsung S20. For everyone else, or at least most of you, there is a Universal Mount… that’s one of the cool things about joining the Kickstarter community there because you can get into all the design discussions to see what models will be officially supported. The community there is incredible because you can ask any question (and they will answer), and you can provide any sort of feedback or ideas they have. This is probably one of the reasons that Peak Design makes such incredible products… they really listen! Go see now at Kickstarter.



Check out the Kickstarter here.

Daily Photo – After the Photo Walk in Kyoto

Just after we finished the big photo walk, I decided to take a few photos of this cool temple at dusk before sunset. It’s always a bit awkward after photo walks because a few people end up hanging around as long as they can. I don’t mind it, really, because I’m a super-nice guy! But I don’t always know what to say after the official thing is over… I am just kind of taking photos by myself, and I kind of feel the need to explain to them what I am doing… so it is kind of hard to turn off that mode, you know?

After the Photo Walk in Kyoto

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-11-06 01:33:46
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time45
  • Aperture8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length45.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias-1

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