Sony A7R 3 – Stuck in Customs

Rain in Shanghai

Final Warning!

Okay, this is the Last Day Warning to get the new tripod here. So far, there have been over 23,000 people that have purchased, raising a total of well over $10million! Grab it now… I’ve been using it all around the world for the past few months… you can watch behind-the-scenes videos and more on my YouTube channel.

Here is the most recent of the vids…

Burning Man Traveling Art Show

This piece started a Smithsonian Exhibition and now they are on tour. The first stop is in Cincinnati – worth going to take a look at if you get a chance! You can see more at No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man.

Daily Photo – Rain in Shanghai

China is definitely a weird place. There are a few little spots that are very artsy, hip, and cool. Other places are not like that at all! You never know what you’re gonna get. In this case, I found a cool wall that was made out of beautiful plants and flowers… it made for a nice reflection as the rain was beating down.

Rain in Shanghai

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-06-23 01:32:28
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/20
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO800
  • Focal Length21.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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David Maxwell for Scale

Banned in China

I believe my blog is still banned in China, so they certainly won’t mind if I post this video about a man asking students from Peking University if they know what day it is.

Daily Photo – David Maxwell for Scale

Here’s my friend David Maxwell from last week at the New Zealand Autumn Workshop. We visited The Hills golf club in Arrowtown to see all the sculptures there… this is the newest one, with a Maxwell for scale.

David Maxwell for Scale

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-04-23 16:45:56
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/800
  • Aperture4
  • ISO50
  • Focal Length105.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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The Reflections of Glenorchy

Funny DMT Trip Video

This is a pretty funny video… It (obviously) makes more sense if you have tried DMT.

Daily Photo – The Reflections of Glenorchy

This was one of the many fun stops we had during our Autumn workshop. I used to do four workshops with one for each season… that was a little too much, I think! I love teaching, but it does take a whole week out of my life… and I’m only one person! Anyway, I decided just to do one a year now… and do it in this beautiful Autumn season.

The Reflections of Glenorchy

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-04-24 10:03:16
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1000
  • Aperture7.1
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length92.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Hanging out in Donkey Bay



How cool is this hotel?!? This place is up in the Bay of Islands on the North Island of New Zealand, very close to Russell. Our friend David Maxwell from Eighth Wonder Travel hooked us up here for a few nights. It’s an incredibly beautiful and quirky place with amazing views of the Bay of Islands. Also, I believe there are only 4 rooms in the entire hotel… each one is beautiful and unique! Here are a couple more photos below for you.



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The Milky Way over Kinross

Speaking of Space…

Here’s a cool video a guy shot of the 60 new satellites SpaceX just launched into orbit.

Daily Photo – The Milky Way over Kinross

At our workshop, we had a fabulous dinner here inside Kinross. It was one of my first nights drinking after about a two-week stint of not drinking after my 5MEO-DMT experience. That’s a longer story, but a great one! Anyway, I’m impressed I was able to get this clean photo and help instruct other people to do the same thing!

The Milky Way over Kinross

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-04-24 21:48:05
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time30
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO3200
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Queenstown Gardens in the Autumn

This guy is funny

Check out this vid on FB…

Daily Photo – Queenstown Gardens in the Autumn

When I look at these photos I took in Queenstown Gardens, it makes me wonder why I don’t walk around there every day, especially in the Autumn! It’s not actually that far from me… maybe 15 minutes. I guess one problem is parking. Parking in Queenstown is such a huge problem that I barely approach the CBD anymore… If I were in charge of counsel, I would subsidize Uber so that people could Uber around instead of leaving empty cars all over the city. There is nothing more inefficient than an empty car!

Queenstown Gardens in the Autumn

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-04-23 09:55:41
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time0.5
  • Aperture20
  • ISO50
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias+2

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Amazing Kuala Lumpur

Porto Perspective

Here’s a little video I made for my friend Jose in Porto, Portugal! You can find his //photo tours here/..

Daily Photo – Amazing Kuala Lumpur

It was fun to go back to Kuala Lumpur after being gone for over seven years. You still can’t go wrong with a photo of the amazing Petronas Towers and the KLCC area. This one I tried shifting the temperature over into the Incandescent area. This is a good trick to try for a few of your cityscape shots. When you go into that area (called Tungsten in some white balance settings), you get this cool Blade Runner kind of feel.

Amazing Kuala Lumpur

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-03-30 02:04:27
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time4
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias+2

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Beautiful Queenstown During the Workshop

Autumn 2020!

2020 seems like a long way away, eh? Remember the seasons are reversed down here in New Zealand, so now is a great time to schedule some time for yourself down here! Check out our workshops page for more info!

Daily Photo – Beautiful Queenstown During the Workshop

We had a great workshop week a few weeks ago in the Autumn season. This is one of my favorite places to take people. It’s sort of a lay-up really. Everyone comes away with amazing photos… you have to be absolutely terrible to get a bad photo of this scene. It’s great fun to help people along and they get so excited by their photos!

Beautiful Queenstown During the Workshop

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-04-25 08:58:44
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/800
  • Aperture4
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length39.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Foggy and Moody Hong Kong

Don’t forget to check out Categories!

As you may note, each entry has a country and a city beside the date at the top… go ahead and click on it to see all the entries from these cities… there are a TON, since the blog now has over 4,000 posts! When you get to the bottom, you can also click to see more.

Daily Photo – Foggy and Moody Hong Kong

I took this on my last morning there before catching the ferry over to Macau. That turned out to be one of the longest days of the trip because it was nonstop action in Macau. We had dinner with the PR guy that works for the Ritz-Carlton there. He told us some of the CRAZIEST STORIES about what happens in Macau… my goodness… it makes Vegas look like a kindergarten playground.

Foggy and Moody Hong Kong

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-03-16 13:25:17
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/640
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length80.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Trump 2020?

Here are 10 photos +1 bonus at the rallies near the Trump event in Orlando, Florida the other day. Hey, I live in New Zealand, so I don’t have a dog in the hunt. All the streets were shut down, so I decided to visit both rallies; there are five photos from each rally… Pro and Anti. I’ll alternate the photos Anti/Pro. And the bonus photo is of the awesome police in the rain, standing ready to deal with Florida Man. I don’t know if you know about Florida Man, but if you do, you do.

Anti-Trump #1 – A giant inflatable baby Trump. I don’t know if it was the same one from London or a replicate.

Pro-Trump #1: This keeps your car cool when the sun is out. This child with an NRA shirt said one guy offered him $200 for it. He said no, but if I gave him $300, we had a deal!

Anti-Trump #2: This guy was dancing while the Mariachi band from Mexico was playing a tune.

Pro-Trump #2: That guy has two thumbs.

Anti-Trump #3: She jumped the wall, I suppose!

Pro-Trump #3: I asked this kid on my Insta story was his real hair and he said, “I wish!”

Anti-Trump #4 Some fun bedtime stories for the kids…

Pro-Trump #4: The line to get into the arena was several miles long… people traveled from all over to get here.

Anti-Trump #5: Meanwhile, at the other rally.

Pro-Trump #5: Yes, there was a scattering of LGBTTQQIAAP peeps in line to get into the arena to cheer for Trump.

Bonus Photo: Policemen stand by in the rain, ready to deal with Florida Man.
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