Nikon D3X – Stuck in Customs

On the Launch Pad

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Today you’ll see the fun edit of today’s photo of the Space Shuttle on the launchpad at night. I mean, that is, if you are one of our awesome Passport Members!

Processing On the Launch Pad

Here’s another fun edit where I made it extra moody. I also heavily darkened some of the areas that were ugly or distracting. Enjoy!

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Daily Photo – On the Launch Pad

I almost called this On the Pad, but that didn’t ring quite right. I noticed that while I was editing this photo that I wasn’t using a tripod. I’m not sure why this is. I’m sure I had one with me, but I took it so long ago that I forgot. Maybe I raised it way over my head to minimize the fence. I mean, honestly, who knows.

On the Launch Pad

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2011-07-07 19:33:11
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/60
  • Aperture5
  • ISO800
  • Focal Length85.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

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Finding a Restaurant in Ibiza

Daily Photo – Finding a Restaurant in Ibiza

Ibiza has an old medieval area that is surrounded by old fortified walls. Inside, there are all sorts of restaurants and cool nooks and crannies. This is my favorite time of night to shoot, when there is a mixture of ambient and artificial light. Unfortunately, it’s also the time when I’m usually eating dinner… which means I spend over 50% of dinner away from the table and wandering about with my camera!

Finding a Restaurant in Ibiza

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2010-09-23 17:52:14
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/8
  • Aperture6.7
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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The Barcelona Airport

Passport Sunday How-to!

Thanks again to all you awesome Passport Members!

Today you’ll get to see a fairly radical edit and how I pushed this airport photo into an unexpected direction. Enjoy!

Editing of the Barcelona Airport Shot

I decided to go quite high-key with this one and ramp up the reflection aspect of the photo. There are a few other tiny little tricks I did in here that you can learn for your photos as well!

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Daily Photo – The Barcelona Airport

Man, I wish all airports had these super-reflective floors. Wouldn’t that be amazing? It’s not like I’m spending much time in airports any more… but maybe while no one is in them, it would be cool if all airports swapped out their floors for mirrors.

The Barcelona Airport

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2010-09-23 08:39:09
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/4
  • Aperture22
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Carnival Row at Disney

Matt Ridley on putting everything in perspective

I love this guy… he always has a fresh perspective on things.

Daily Photo – Carnival Row at Disney

When I was at Disneyland in Anaheim, I thought this would make excellent subject-matter for an HDR shot. This mix of lights and textures usually comes out pretty cool. There was a lack of symmetry in this one, so I did a bit of reflection in the top part. If you look closely, you’ll see the top half is pretty much an exact inverted copy from right to left.

Carnival Row at Disney

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2010-07-20 23:56:46
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1
  • Aperture6.7
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length15.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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After the Bullfight

If you’re a Passport Sunday member then you’ll get to see how today’s photo was made. Every Sunday I come to you with a fresh video and we have a huge archive of other videos that you will also enjoy. Thanks!

The Bullfight How-to

This was a pretty simple photo to post-process, as you’ll see in the video below. Not everything has to be super difficult, eh?

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Daily Photo – After the Bullfight

As I say in the video below, I think bullfighting is one of the more inhumane sports in the world for sure. I certainly don’t endorse it with sharing this photo… but, hey, I was there. And it was kind of a cool visual palette, so I took a photo!

After the Bullfight

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2010-09-18 17:58:04
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/6
  • Aperture8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length15.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Exploring the Old Rockets at NASA

Daily Photo – Exploring the Old Rockets at NASA

If you’re a rocket enthusiast, then the museums at NASA are a must. I’m a little bit of a rocket nerd so I found it pretty exciting. That, plus being a photo nerd, was a perfect combo. Also, you get a leeway when it comes to using extreme HDR when taking photos of all this epic hardware.

Exploring the Old Rockets at NASA

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2011-04-28 14:41:26
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/8
  • Aperture6.7
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Cycling in London

A Fun Edit for today’s Passport Sunday!

This was quite a fun one to edit because of all the movement. If you’re a Passport Sunday member, then you get full access to see the edit!

London Cycle

This one was a little tricky because of all the movement involved. Most of the technique is in prep by choosing which photo you think is the best as a center of action.

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Daily Photo – Cycling in London

I happened to be in London on a non-dreary day. With the sunset going crazy I decided that I should get out there and shoot as much as possible. I tend to go to the busier areas because there’s a lot more activity and options, as you can see in today’s photo! If you’re a passport member, then you can see a behind-the-scenes edit of the photo below!

Cycling in London

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2010-09-12 18:13:54
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture4.8
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length19.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Geothermal Action in Iceland

Harriett the Hypochondriac & Trey the Tautologist Zoom folks Around the World About Their Lockdown – Again

Out of boredom in isolation, Harriett and I decided to zoom up some friends from around the world to check on their situations… This one has Clayton Morris in Portugal and Jessica Anne Schwartz who I thought was in New York but made an escape to Virginia. Enjoy!

See Jessica’s art at: http://jessicaanneschwartz.com/
See Clayton Morris at https://morrisinvest.com/
See Harriett in a full hazmat suit at the grocery store.

Mentions:
The Untethered Soul 
Odd Mom Out – TV show mentioned by Clayton
Minimalism – Netflix
Masterclass.com

Daily Photo – Geothermal Action in Iceland

There are areas of Iceland where steam is just busting out of the ground all the time. This is in an area in the south where there are lots of geothermal power plants, but they could build about 100x more. I haven’t looked into it, but I think they have more than enough power there. I did read they have so much free power from the earth that it’s actually cheaper for aluminum companies to ship their aluminum to Iceland for final processing.

Geothermal Action in Iceland

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2010-06-12 05:57:56
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture9.5
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length70.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Space Shuttle Launch

Great Podcast recommendation

I don’t know how I stumbled across “Off-Book” but it’s one of the funniest podcasts I’ve ever heard. They don’t have a lot of videos, but here is one of them…

Daily Photo – Space Shuttle Launch

I felt really lucky to be invited by NASA to the final few launches of the Space Shuttle. I ended up taking about 5,000 photos because I had no idea what the heck was going on. I had never been to the launch of a spaceship before, so there was a lot of guesswork when it came to the settings. Now that I’ve been to a few, I’m a little less slapdash when it comes to actually getting a decent shot.

Space Shuttle Launch

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2011-05-16 07:55:52
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/2000
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length300.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

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Rainy Day in Central London

Daily Photo – Rainy Day in Central London

It seems like it rains almost every day in London, so why not head out and take photos? This area between the mayor’s office and the Shard has some incredible lines. It’s really tough to take a bad photo around here because of the shapes and colors. I personally like it even better in the rain since the reflections add another element.

Rainy Day in Central London

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2010-09-14 16:58:35
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time0.7
  • Aperture22
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length15.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

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