Nikon D800 – Stuck in Customs

The Valleys on the Way to Milford Sound

Daily Photo – The Valleys on the Way to Milford Sound

Here’s another one of the images from my 1000 Stories from 1000 Places NFT drop. It sold out in minutes, but they are now available to trade on OpenSea and X2Y2, etc so be sure to check them out.

There are approximately 4,000 places to stop on the drive from Te Anau to Milford, and this is one of them. It’s kind of a must-stop! The scene is crazy-powerful, and it changes throughout the day. I’ve noticed sometimes in the morning it is foggy and hard to see, but it’s still interesting even then. When planning car-trips in New Zealand, it’s best just to add a few extra hours into the experience!

The Valleys on the Way to Milford Sound

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2013-02-09 06:14:25
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/640
  • Aperture7.1
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length125.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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A Moving Sunset

Daily Photo – A Moving Sunset

Here’s another one of the images from my 1000 Stories from 1000 Places NFT drop. It sold out in minutes, but they are now available to trade on OpenSea and X2Y2, etc so be sure to check them out.

When the sun started going down in Milford Sound, I figured I was going to start using up a lot of memory cards and boy was I right that day…

A Moving Sunset

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2012-08-08 02:54:50
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/15
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO50
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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The Rock Moved So Slowly That I Did Not Notice

Daily Photo – The Rock Moved So Slowly That I Did Not Notice

Here’s another one of the images from my 1000 Stories from 1000 Places NFT drop. It sold out in minutes, but they are now available to trade on OpenSea and X2Y2, etc so be sure to check them out.

This is one of the six uber uniques from the collection where the owner on the 31st March 2023 gets the large format physical print!

This is a mysterious place!

This magical place is deep in Death Valley and virtually inaccessible. These massive rocks move across the desert pan, carving trails of time behind them. Countless theories exist about what causes this phenomenon. I stayed here all night, and this was taken just after midnight as the moon rose to make new shadows. I thought the moon might give some clues, but it did not. I lay on the hard pavement near the rock to see if I could sense movement. After half an hour, not only did I see no movement, but I also felt quite redonkulous.

I was completely nude while taking this photo. That has nothing to do with the photo, but I thought you might like to know.

The Rock Moved So Slowly That I Did Not Notice

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2012-08-26 01:20:33
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time15
  • Aperture4
  • ISO1600
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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The Cemetery in the Monastery Castle

Daily Photo – The Cemetery in the Monastery Castle

Here’s another one of the images from my 1000 Stories from 1000 Places NFT drop. It sold out in minutes, but they are now available to trade on OpenSea and X2Y2, etc so be sure to check them out.

I know that purists tend to call this place more of a monastery, but I call it more of a castle! To me, after all, it just looks like an almighty castle (said in Bob-Ross-voice), doesn’t it?

For this one, I got down pretty low with the Nikon 14-24 lens. I had the engines pushed to Warp 10 at 14mm! The rest of the EXIF is ISO 100, f/8, 15 seconds for one of the exposures.

Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France

The Cemetery in the Monastery Castle

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2012-11-12 20:57:04
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera Make
  • Exposure Time15
  • Aperture8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure Program
  • Exposure Bias

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The Blue of Lake Pukaki

Daily Photo – The Blue of Lake Pukaki

Here’s another one of the images from my 1000 Stories from 1000 Places NFT drop. It sold out in minutes, but they are now available to trade on OpenSea and X2Y2, etc so be sure to check them out.

This is the view that you get on the way to Mt. Cook/Aoraki. This was my first time going there… and I was so happy to see the amazing color of the water!

And yes, I know Lake Pukaki sounds like a great place to film Japanese porn, and that’s one of the reasons I like it so much.

The Blue of Lake Pukaki

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2012-12-05 07:32:15
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/1000
  • Aperture8
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length85.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Stars in NZ

Daily Photo – Stars in NZ

Here’s another one of the images from my 1000 Stories from 1000 Places NFT drop. It sold out in minutes, but they are now available to trade on OpenSea and X2Y2, etc so be sure to check them out.

You only get this Aurora Australis action down here in the winter months, which are of course the opposite to the winter months in the northern hemisphere. When people ask me when they should come to New Zealand, I tell them it really doesn’t matter! Every season, especially on the South Island is about exactly 3 months long and has a special flavor all of its own. We usually hold our photo workshops in the Autumn, because that’s one of my favorite times for photos… but if you want these Auroras, come in the winter.

Invercargill, New Zealand

Stars in NZ

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2012-07-15 11:45:23
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time30
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO1600
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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The Rainbow Bridge in Tokyo

Daily Photo – The Rainbow Bridge in Tokyo

Thank you very much to Takahiro-san for taking us to this place!

He took my friend Tom and I here one evening and helped us to find some really interesting angles of this awesome loopty-loop thing. The only way I was able to get the whole structure in was to use the fisheye —my rarely used Nikon 16mm Fisheye!

One thing that surprised me about this shot was the pattern the lights made on the water very close to me. It was like laser-light painting!

The Rainbow Bridge in Tokyo

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2013-04-13 15:07:37
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time6
  • Aperture5
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Another Road Through an Endless Valley

Daily Photo – Another Road Through an Endless Valley

I rode down this one with Karen Hutton, Scott Kublin, and Curtis Simmons. Every five minutes they wanted to get out of the car and take a photo. I know the feeling! You see, I already have done this hundreds and hundreds of times… now I only get out on new roads or of the clouds/light is just different “enough”. It doesn’t take much, because there is a lot of variation. And, as most of you know, I’m not one to take a bunch of photos in the middle of a blue sunny day. But, on this day I was!

Another Road Through an Endless Valley

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2013-01-18 10:24:57
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/1000
  • Aperture8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

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The Golden Fields under the Trees

Daily Photo – The Golden Fields under the Trees

This area is kind of wild but worth the drive. I had to take this direction one time because part of Highway 1 on the PCH was shut down just south of Carmel. The only way I could get around the other way was to take the longer way down through this military base, most of which is just open fields and trees. The wide-open fields make for perfect tree shots, especially in the early morning and late afternoon. I’m not sure why the fields are so empty — it’s possible they cleared a lot of the trees for practicing military manoeuvres and whatnot.

The Golden Fields under the Trees

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2013-04-26 05:15:07
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/800
  • Aperture9
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

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Another Bridge in Melbourne

Daily Photo – Another Bridge in Melbourne

I like these cities that get all fancy with their bridges. Melbourne certainly does! Each bridge tries to out-do the next. There’s no common theme and its sort of a mishmash of styles, to say the least. I think that not everyone likes this, but I do. I don’t mind all the variety, especially from the perspective of photography.

It’s kind of the same way with the buildings and other decorative elements around downtown Melbourne. There are so many styles, most of which are one flavor of “modern” or “contemporary”. I enjoy mixing and matching different elements into compositions, but it is not easy. There is a challenging aspect to it that I don’t get in many other cities.

Another Bridge in Melbourne

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2013-01-11 14:32:58
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time4
  • Aperture8
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length18.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

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