DJI Phantom – Stuck in Customs

Over Sintra

Daily Photo – Over Sintra

This is the first spot we took people during the Portugal workshop in Sintra. We were staying there in the Ritz-Carlton, and it was quite cool because there were many ruins within walking distance. You can see a bit of the old Roman aqueduct there on the top. Obviously, they built a golf course all around it. I decided to get this vantage point with the quad to make the photo a little confusing on purpose.

Over Sintra

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-04-16 20:08:06
  • CameraFC6310
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/100
  • Aperture4
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length8.8 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Driving from Te Anau to Kingston

Early Look at Machine Elf – We Are Made From Stars

If you’re a Passport Member then today you get a look at all 16 minutes of its glory. This is absolutely one of my favorite pieces from Machine Elf, and we have custom music from Joshua Ryan. Enjoy!

Early Look at the New Machine Elf

Man, this one just might be my favorite so far. It’s hard to keep track of all of them! My friend Joshua Ryan did the music for this one… I still have a lot of work to do on it, but this is pretty much 95% complete!

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Daily Photo – Driving from Te Anau to Kingston

It’s about a four-hour drive to go all the way from Queenstown to Milford Sound, but it is incredibly beautiful. There are parts where you are passing and just kind of thinking… blah… yeah, I’ve seen all this before. But, at those times, I try to jump out of the truck and get the quad up to see if there are any cool scenes. This is one of those!

Driving from Te Anau to Kingston

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-02-19 16:41:38
  • CameraFC6310
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/500
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length8.8 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Above Tunnel Beach in Dunedin

Wild Iboga Ceremony

I’ve gotten really into this show called Hamilton’s Pharmacopia. I’ve probably seen about 10 episodes now, and I just watched this one about an Iboga ceremony in Gabon. This looks way more intense that other ones I have done, some of which you can hear about on my podcast page.

Daily Photo – Above Tunnel Beach in Dunedin

A few years ago I had a TV interview down here on that peninsula. I honestly can’t remember what the interview was about… but as with all TV interviews, the discussion was quite surface-level and we never got into anything deep. I knew that was gonna be the way it was, so I decided to actually do some other stuff while there, like flying my quad to get some cool shots like this!

Above Tunnel Beach in Dunedin

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-08-10 13:12:08
  • CameraFC330
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/900
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length3.6 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Over the Remarkables

Daily Photo – Over the Remarkables

I need to get my drone up more to take photos! This is a view from where i fly sometimes… the area is more restricted now but there are still several places for you to fly. With the zoom function on the Mavic, I can still kinda get the angles I really want. Speaking of which, right after this blog post, I’m gonna fuel up the drone for another photo this evening!

Over the Remarkables

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-08-16 18:08:35
  • CameraFC330
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/25
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO117
  • Focal Length3.6 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramUnknown (58655)
  • Exposure Bias-0.656

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Okinawa Adventure

Daily Photo – Okinawa Adventure

I feel lucky to have gone to Okinawa twice in one year! Lucky me! Regular readers know I love Japan, and Okinawa is a special little island that has its own little cultural ecosystem. Things are a little bit different here and it’s fun to notice the delta between the two. This is a photo of the Ritz-Carlton where we stayed on both occasions. What a cool spot, eh? It’s also just a short walk down to the beach where you can relax… Most Japanese people don’t go to the beach to relax, but it’s more common down here on this island.

Okinawa Adventure

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-07-13 22:32:38
  • CameraFC6310
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/30
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO120
  • Focal Length8.8 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Over Budapest

Daily Photo – Over Budapest

Right after we arrived in Budapest and checked into the Ritz-Carlton there (they were hosting my European tour), we went up to the roof for a drone flight! It always feels kind of “naughty” to go up on the roof of a building, but we had the security guards with us to make sure nothing too terrible happened. I think the security guards actually like these little missions because they get to do something a bit different. I also usually let them fly the quadcopter a little bit too… everyone loves flying a drone! Anyway, this photo is a panorama of several different shots taken across this beautiful city.

Over Budapest

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-05-30 20:57:22
  • CameraFC6310
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/15
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO500
  • Focal Length8.8 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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The Ritz-Carlton in Budapest

Budapest Video

Here’s a video I made about Budapest and our photo walk while I was there. Enjoy!

Daily Photo – The Ritz-Carlton in Budapest

On our first night here, we went up to the roof to launch the drone and take some photos. This was my first time to Budapest and I was really impressed at how beautiful everything was. Also, the food was incredible while being quite inexpensive.

The Ritz-Carlton in Budapest

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-05-30 20:53:15
  • CameraFC6310
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/30
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO680
  • Focal Length8.8 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Manarola While Waiting on Pizza

Daily Photo – Manarola While Waiting on Pizza

We stopped at an amazing restaurant here after our train ride into these amazing little towns along Cinque Terre. This was one of my favorite places, mostly because it was the most photogenic. Usually, after I order food, I get a bit restless and want to go out to take photos, especially in a place like this! So I headed out to launch the drone to try to get a bit of a unique view of this cool little town.

Manarola While Waiting on Pizza

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  • Date Taken2020-07-08 14:04:12
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Floating over Cinque Terre

New Alan Watts Video

You may recognize today’s photo from one of my latest videos…

Daily Photo – Floating over Cinque Terre

Here’s one of the many photos I got with the quad while flying over Cinque Terre. It was an absolutely amazing place and I could definitely see myself living there. What could be better than an amazing coastline with Italian food every night?

Floating over Cinque Terre

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  • Date Taken2020-07-08 14:04:13
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Morning Sunrise in California

Daily Photo – Morning Sunrise in California

I got up early with the quadcopter in hopes of a good sunrise and I was lucky! I was staying here at the Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay with my family and they are used to me trudging out of the room in the dark trying not to wake everyone up. That doesn’t always work usually because I have to get my stuff together from all over the room. Anyway, after I got outside I was able to get the quad way out over the Pacific Ocean. Flying it over the water always gives me a little extra anxiety… I don’t know why. It’s just as likely to crash and break over land too!

Morning Sunrise in California

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-12-11 07:33:33
  • CameraFC6310
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/200
  • Aperture5
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length8.8 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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