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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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Droning over Waiheke Island

Daily Photo – Droning over Waiheke Island

What a beautiful little island this is? For those of you that don’t know, this island is just a short ferry ride from Auckland in New Zealand. It’s not a huge island, but big enough to hold a bunch of houses and some little towns. This is also a favorite place for some of the wealthier Kiwis to have a second home that they vacation to.

Droning over Waiheke Island

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-12-08 14:10:25
  • 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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The Lagoons in Gisborne

Hilarious South Park Behind the Scenes

God these guys crack me up… This human centipede episode is one of the best. It’s really about automatically accepting all the Terms & Conditions on Apple products, where you really don’t know what you’re agreeing to.

Daily Photo – The Lagoons in Gisborne

It’s always a bit frightening to fly a quadcopter out over the ocean. I don’t know why. If it’s gonna fall out of the sky, it will be ruined anyway from this height. Anyway, whenever I am out over the ocean and shooting back towards the land, I’m on an even higher-alert.

The Lagoons in Gisborne

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2020-07-23 21:59:12
  • CameraFC2204
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/200
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length4.4 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias+0.3

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Morning in the Bird Lagoons of Gisborne

Daily Photo – Morning in the Bird Lagoons of Gisborne

Most of the days in Gisborne were quite moody and full of rain, so as soon as there was a clear morning, I got out the quadcopter to see the beauty from above. On this farm, they created this sanctuary for all sorts of waterfowl. It was quite magical to walk around and hear all the native New Zealand birds going about their business on a calm morning.

Morning in the Bird Lagoons of Gisborne

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2020-07-23 21:59:12
  • CameraFC2204
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/200
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length4.4 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias+0.3

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Along the East Coast of the North Island

Daily Photo – Along the East Coast of the North Island

Man, I just can’t remember the name of this place. It’s about an hour north of Gisborne and it seemed like the perfect time to get out the quad. There is this ridiculously long dock whose purpose I can’t quite discern. It’s not like there are cruise ships coming by… maybe they built it nice and long just for pedestrians.

Along the East Coast of the North Island

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2020-07-24 19:25:54
  • CameraFC2204
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/800
  • Aperture2.9
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length4.8 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias+0.3

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Dry Dock Near Picton

Daily Photo – Dry Dock Near Picton

After I dropped off my son Ethan for Outward Bound in Picton, I drove the long way back to take some photos. I got the quad out to get this one of these cool boat houses. Obviously, it was low tide, so I don’t totally love the photo, as I think it would be incredible at high tide with still water to make a cool reflection shot. But, you gotta take what you can get.

Dry Dock Near Picton

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-05-01 23:06:37
  • CameraFC2204
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/1000
  • Aperture3.8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length8.6 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias-1

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The Odd Number Theory

Daily Photo – The Odd Number Theory

I don’t remember exactly where I heard this theory, but I kind of like it. I believe it had to do with street photography and capturing an interesting number of people. For some reason, an odd number looks more interesting than an even number. I don’t know why. I don’t even know if I believe it…but maybe. I try to do it with objects too… apart from here, where there are 6 cool trees…

The Odd Number Theory

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-01-17 10:21:33
  • CameraFC220
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/850
  • Aperture2.2
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length4.7 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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