Hasselblad X1D – Stuck in Customs

The Hotel Arts in Barcelona

European Tour Highlights

I mention the tour below… you’ll see some footage from Barcelona too!

Daily Photo – The Hotel Arts in Barcelona

While on tour in Europe, we stayed at 10 different hotels. The tour was ostensibly for the Ritz-Carlton, but they didn’t have their hotels in every city we stopped in. However, because they are part of Marriott Luxury, they hooked us up with all sorts of other partner hotels. The Bvlgari in Milan, The Edition in London, and here, in the Hotel Arts in Barcelona!

The Hotel Arts in Barcelona

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  • Date Taken2017-04-29 20:06:27
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time0.5
  • Aperture3.2
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length90.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Inside the Mighty Cathedral

Carp with a Human Face

I saw this on Reddit and thought it was pretty cool. Anyone that follows evolutionary trees knows that fish are our distant distant cousins… and then when you see something like this (even though you can’t prove things by anecdote, but DNA instead), it is a bit mind-bending.

(Open the vid to see the full frame)

a carp fish with a "human face" from WTF

Daily Photo – Inside the Mighty Cathedral

I think we spent about three hours here inside Gaudi’s masterpiece. Thanks to Curtis, we had a special art curator from the cathedral get us special access to areas where the public is not allowed. One of the places she took us was up into the upper cloisters where the Pope hangs out when he blows into town.
[La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain]

Inside the Mighty Cathedral

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  • Date Taken2017-04-30 08:35:26
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1
  • Aperture8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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The Dragonflies at The Hills

A Normal Day in China

After going to China about a dozen times, I can confirm this is pretty accurate.

A normal day in China from funny

Daily Photo – The Dragonflies at The Hills

The Hills has some of the most amazing art scattered all over the property. This one happens to be the work of the uber-talented Mark Hill. He has cool works scattered not just all over the coarse, but all over New Zealand. Even better, he’s a heck of a nice guy! I’m amazed at what his creative brain can come up with!

The Dragonflies at The Hills

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  • Date Taken2017-03-21 04:37:53
  • CameraX1D-50c
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/250
  • Aperture8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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My backyard in the summer

Don’t forget you can rent out my house in New Zealand!

We’ve put it up on AirBnB, but you can find out more by coming directly to this site? I hope you like all the pictures and amenities!

Daily Photo – My backyard in the summer

Here’s another photo that I did not put on the website for the new AirBnB because I felt there were way to many photos on there anyway! But, since it’s hard to take a bad photo around Queenstown, you end up with a ton of extra photos anyway! One of my favorite things about these grasses is how they flex and wave in the summer winds.

My backyard in the summer

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  • Date Taken2017-03-18 07:17:12
  • CameraX1D-50c
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/15
  • Aperture16
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
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Details of Sintra, Portugal

Smart Light Bulbs

I urge you NOT to watch this video… It’s so bad that at first, I thought it was a joke.

Daily Photo – Details of Sintra, Portugal

I usually don’t post photos like this, but I actually take them all the time! I do like to get the bigger, epic shots. However, while wandering around, I sometimes try to focus on little details here and there. Also, there’s something about Europe where small vignettes like this just kinda FEEL European… you know what I mean?

Details of Sintra, Portugal

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  • Date Taken2017-04-19 07:45:59
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/1000
  • Aperture3.5
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Max Patte Art at the Hills

Fleabag Season 2

I talk about this show all the time… Here’s a trailer for Season 2 of one of my favorite comedies. I think this lady is a genius:

Daily Photo – Max Patte Art at the Hills

Max Patte is a very interesting artist from here in New Zealand. Any of you that have been to Wellington may have seen this same sculpture on the harbor. If you’re at The Hills, you’ll see the same piece in a slightly different setting. It’s amazing how much a setting can change the way you read a sculpture.

Max Patte Art at the Hills

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  • Date Taken2017-03-21 05:04:16
  • CameraX1D-50c
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/2000
  • Aperture3.5
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Beautiful Waterfall in Kyoto

Fun article about the Americas Tour

I gave a ton of interviews on the road, and here is one of my favorites that I did in Canada.

Daily Photo – Beautiful Waterfall in Kyoto

Kyoto must have at least 100 different perfect little parks with temples. Each morning, we would visit a different one… Since I’m the kind of guy that is already into meditation, I found them to be perfect little places to explore. Japanese people are largely Shinto, which means basically they find “god” in nature… the more time they spend in nature, the closer to god they feel.

Beautiful Waterfall in Kyoto

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  • Date Taken2017-11-07 17:31:31
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/20
  • Aperture3.5
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias-3/2

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Mont St. Michel at Dusk

Gets Funnier with Every Loop

If you don’t see the full size vid, click the title to open it on Reddit…

Best thing I have ever seen from r/BetterEveryLoop

Daily Photo – Mont St. Michel at Dusk

It’s not a short drive to get from Paris to London, but we decided to make it a little longer by stopping here in Normandy. We actually had our bus overnight here at the castle and in the morning we drove over to the famous beaches from World War II. If you click up there on the “France” category, you can see one of the amazing sculptures on the beach there.

Mont St. Michel at Dusk

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  • Date Taken2017-05-10 21:46:38
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time8
  • Aperture8
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Belem Tower in Lisbon

The Incredible Winslow

This guy is absolutely amazing. How does someone have this ability?

Daily Photo – Belem Tower in Lisbon

This was on the must-visit list in Lisbon, Portugal. I went here with Rene, and it was another time that he fell in the water. He doesn’t actually do it that much, but 2/3 times have been with me. One time was in a Venice canal just after we had parted ways. Another time was when he stepped on a sea urchin in front of a girl and jumped randomly into the ocean. This reminds me that I need to get to more water-based locations with Rene.

Belem Tower in Lisbon

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  • Date Taken2017-04-20 21:08:17
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time8
  • Aperture8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Jack’s Point

Facebook Group

If you want to join the discussion about my new book, we have a Facebook Group active with interesting tidbits and updates.

Daily Photo – Jack’s Point

Here’s kind of a fun photo I took over near the lake and clubhouse at Jack’s Point in Queenstown, New Zealand. Usually, my landscape shots are quite wide and I rarely zoom in… but then I look at results like this and think I should do it more to add to that compression effect.

Jack’s Point

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  • Date Taken2020-01-19 15:37:22
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