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A Moody Storm in Queenstown

Daily Photo – A Moody Storm in Queenstown

One of my favorite things about having a quadcopter is that I can very quickly get a photo when the light gets interesting! This is the view from where I live here in Queenstown, and every night has a new set of light and clouds. I keep the quadcopter fully fueled and ready for action, just in case something like this presents itself!

A Moody Storm in Queenstown

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-11-27 21:17:04
  • CameraFC6310
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/30
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length8.8 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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The North Island Coast

Daily Photo – The North Island Coast

The North Island of New Zealand has such a varied coastline, and this area was particularly interesting, especially from above.

The North Island Coast

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2020-07-20 12:51:06
  • CameraFC2204
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/80
  • Aperture3.8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length8.6 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias+1.3

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Options

Daily Photo – Options

Continuing on from yesterday, another little chunk of Laucala. The residents of this bit must start the day with the impossible task of choosing between sitting on the amazing ocean view deck, chilling out in the pool or taking a hop, skip and jump down onto that lovely sand.

Options

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-01-26 18:41:38
  • CameraFC2204
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/320
  • Aperture3.8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length8.6 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Commune

Daily Photo – Commune

Because of the intense density of China, most of the public and private space can be very confining. The Chinese people themselves, I notice, often stand closer to me than any other culture. After generations of being mashed together, they have a different sense of space.

Hong Kong, China
TreyRatcliff.com

Commune

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-03-13 17:22:10
  • CameraFC220
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/580
  • Aperture2.2
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length4.7 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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A Chunk of Hong Kong

Daily Photo – A Chunk of Hong Kong

I had a lot of fun flying around the city a few years ago, grabbing some of the less common angles and then creating some fun abstract images. Here’s one of the more normal takes.

A Chunk of Hong Kong

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-03-15 17:28:29
  • CameraFC220
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/800
  • Aperture2.2
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length4.7 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.344

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Over Abel Tasman

Daily Photo – Over Abel Tasman

I’ve lived here in NZ for quite a while and I’ve never even been to Abel Tasman until just a few weeks ago. I did a mega road trip up there and stopped to pick up my bestie Rene in Nelson. We had a great time up there, but we didn’t spend nearly enough time. Every evening had a lovely sunset and the light was amazing. I got the drone up a few times and here is one of my faves!

Over Abel Tasman

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2022-05-07 21:41:36
  • CameraFC2204
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/80
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length4.4 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias+0.3

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Sunset over the North Island

Daily Photo – Sunset over the North Island

The landscape on the North Island of NZ is vastly different to here around Queenstown on the South. Especially so around the more northern parts, past Auckland… still beautiful though. Especially so at sunset.

Sunset over the North Island

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2020-07-29 12:19:48
  • CameraFC2204
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/50
  • Aperture2.9
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length4.8 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias+0.3

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Guanyin of Nanshan, China

Daily Photo – Guanyin of Nanshan, China

The Guanyin of Nanshan is a huge statue of the bodhisattva Guanyin, located on the island of Hainan, just off the coast of China. You can perhaps see how huge it is by examining the size of the average Chinese tourist at its base. This island is a common vacation spot for the Chinese, and they consider it to be like their “Hawaii,” although it’s really nothing like Hawaii. The statue has three faces. One faces inland and the other two face out to the South China Sea. The one facing the land depicted Guanyin holding a sutra and gesturing the Vitarka Mudra with the other. The second face has her palms crossed holding prayer beads. The last face is one simply holding a lotus in peace.
From the Worship collection on Foundation.

Guanyin of Nanshan, China

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-03-18 12:16:58
  • CameraFC220
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/2439
  • Aperture2.2
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length4.7 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.656

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Exploring Koh Samui by Air

Daily Photo – Exploring Koh Samui by Air

Launching the quadcopter from a boat is always a bit nervy but the real problem is getting it back onto the boat when you’re done exploring. I would be lying if I said I’ve been successful every time… 🙁

Exploring Koh Samui by Air

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-03-21 11:35:07
  • CameraFC220
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/750
  • Aperture2.2
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length4.7 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.656

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The Biggest Pool in the Southern Hemisphere

Passport Sunday…

… will now be Passport Monday for this week. Sorry for the delay!

Daily Photo – The Biggest Pool in the Southern Hemisphere

When I was here on Laucala Island things were pretty sweet! It’s probably the nicest resort I’ve ever visited and I was completely blown away the entire time. I hear that this place has the biggest pool in the southern hemisphere and who am I to question that? It’s more than big enough to have a pool party. Everyone thought I was pretty cool in my arm floaties.

The Biggest Pool in the Southern Hemisphere

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-01-24 14:55:43
  • CameraFC2204
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/400
  • Aperture3.8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length8.6 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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