Sony A7R 2 – Stuck in Customs

Relaxing in Wolfsburg

Speaking of Cars

I saw this crazy car on Reddit. I read through the comments and apparently it’s street legal!

"Just sitting on the couch with my missus, officer" from nextfuckinglevel

Daily Photo – Relaxing in Wolfsburg

You wouldn’t think that staring out at a huge industrial plant would make for an interesting view, but you would be wrong. You’d especially be wrong if you were a car enthusiast. This is a famous plant for Volkswagen and a ton of people make a pilgrimage here every year to bask in all that is Volkswagen.

Relaxing in Wolfsburg

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-05-22 17:10:34
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/100
  • Aperture20
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length12.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Checking Social Media in St. Petersburg

Clubbing, as Described by Sir David Attenbourough

Click the video title to see the full frame…

Who actually like Clubbing ? So many (bad) memories… from funny

Daily Photo – Checking Social Media in St. Petersburg

Everywhere… everywhere… people are addicted to their phones. I’m pretty sure this is a giant source of increased anxiety. It is fun and stimulating to be on your phone, but it is an “unnatural” way to navigate the planet. Just getting out in nature and walking around is really a great counter to this. Also, being around other humans is important too. I was thinking about those African villages where the grownups and kids had so much happiness and absolutely zero screens to stare at. I’m not saying it’s one or the other, but a bit of balance is nice!

Checking Social Media in St. Petersburg

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-06-05 16:06:11
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture
  • ISO1250
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias+0.3

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Balloon over Lake Hayes

Jim Carrey

Here’s a great video about Jim Carrey and his paintings.

Daily Photo – Balloon over Lake Hayes

This balloon company was nice enough to invite me out on a ride, but I’ve never taken them up on it! I don’t know why… I’m not THAT busy! I bet it would be absolutely beautiful too. I’ve flown over this area many times in a helicopter and taken photos, but that’s always a bit of a rush. I think being on a balloon would be very calm and relaxing, allowing you to take all the time you need to compose photos of beautiful Queenstown.

Balloon over Lake Hayes

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-10-21 01:59:19
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/320
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length70.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Street Photography in Lisbon

Cute Dog mix

Have you ever seen this mix before? It’s a Maltese mixed with a Papillon!

Daily Photo – Street Photography in Lisbon

One of my favorite things about street photography is finding interesting combinations of naturally occurring events. It’s a fun “sport” because once you see cool combinations, then you see them all the time, even when you are not taking photos. It adds a nice layer on top of the world!

Street Photography in Lisbon

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-04-23 02:20:41
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/8000
  • Aperture
  • ISO1000
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias+1.7

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Street Party in Germany

College Behind Bars

There is a new great documentary that you can stream live from PBS called College Behind Bars. I first heard about it on a Sam Harris podcast.

Daily Photo – Street Party in Germany

There is a semi-regular street party in Berlin with all sorts of awesome people. They dress up in many different outfits and costumes, so it’s quite the panacea for photographers. People are also extremely extroverted there, a lot like Burning Man, so nobody really complains when you take their photo. Besides all that, there’s lots of dancing, performances, music, and pretty much anything you can think of!

Street Party in Germany

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-05-21 19:01:01
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/640
  • Aperture
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Waiting for a ride in Venice

6 Days to Air

This documentary is so funny… Here is a link to one of my favorite parts where Trey is voicing the part of a Japanese guy. This particular episode is about people agreeing to Apple’s T&C’s and not reading exactly what is involved.

Daily Photo – Waiting for a ride in Venice

Venice is one of the most romantic places in the world. I absolutely love it, especially when it gets foggy and moody. I like how these gondoliers have these incredible outfits. Have you ever noticed that Italians look cool wearing everything?

Waiting for a ride in Venice

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-01-31 19:08:52
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/250
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length92.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Cute but Impractical

Matt Conti on Africa

My new friend Matt Conti has made an amazing journal entry about Africa! Wow – that was a lot of work Matt! Great job and amazing photos!

Matt came out to my workshop there in Africa… so, don’t forget to sign up for the upcoming one in New Zealand!

Daily Photo – Cute but Impractical

I really do almost zero shopping, being a minimalist and stuff. However, I do like to walk into quirky looking stores to be amused and take a few photos. Like this place, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, for example. Seeing little things like this brighten my day with a little surprise here and there.

Cute but Impractical

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-01-25 00:18:57
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/60
  • Aperture4.5
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Hans Zimmer in Concert

Here’s something you may not have expected

I’ve been working on some fractal math… I suppose many of my followers know that my major was in computer science and math, so I’ve been working on some intense stuff lately now that I understand more about the fabric of reality. I’ll post this to r/DMT as well.

Music is by Shpongle – “Brain in a Fish Tank”

The compression on YouTube is not that great… now generating a 4K version now for Vimeo.

Daily Photo – Hans Zimmer in Concert

While in Frankfurt, we went to go see Hans Zimmer in concert. It was a rather special concert because it was for his birthday, and, even more, this is where Hans was born! People were going absolute apeshit when he came out on stage. Here he is with his old friend Trevor Horn. They got their start together decades ago as The Buggles.

Hans Zimmer in Concert

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-06-09 16:12:15
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/200
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO640
  • Focal Length181.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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A Hippie and a Seth

Lisbon Photo Walk Highlights

You’ll see a little behind-the-scenes from today’s shot in the Lisbon photo walk highlights video below!

Daily Photo – A Hippie and a Seth

I have no idea what this guy was saying to Seth while we were in Lisbon, but you can tell it was pretty intense. We were doing a bit of filming on the way to the photo walk and we came across the band down by the shore. They saw all of our equipment and started really engaging with us. Seth is such a nice guy that everyone talks to him about everything – he must find it exhausting at some point!

A Hippie and a Seth

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-04-23 02:16:26
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/8000
  • Aperture
  • ISO3200
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias+1.7

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Osaka at Night

Order and Chaos

This is a pretty cool video that shows entropy and order in syncopation.

Mind fucking blown from BetterEveryLoop

Daily Photo – Osaka at Night

Osaka is one of the most underrated cities in the world! When people think about going to Japan, they think mostly about Tokyo. Hey, I mean, Tokyo is amazing, but it’s also worth it to jump on the bullet train and get over to Osaka. The nightlife is really quite unique and it’s fun to wander around and go into random restaurants and bars to see what is going on. It’s a good goal to try to visit five different places per night and not get stuck in one spot or another. It’s tough because each place you go into is so fun and interesting that you don’t want to leave!

Osaka at Night

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-11-11 13:53:21
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/4
  • Aperture8
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length22.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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