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Shanghai in the Rain

Daily Photo – Hong Kong in the Rain

On one of our crossings, the rain started to howl down so we popped out the umbrella. I usually don’t include the umbrella as a prop for these sorts of scenes, but I thought it made for a nice contextual element. There is a ferry that goes back and forth, but we ended up staying on it for three trips just so we could get lots of photos!

Hong Kong in the Rain

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-06-22 23:20:58
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/20
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO2500
  • Focal Length23.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias+2

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Hong Kong in the Fog

Team of Amateurs vs. one professional

This is hilarious.

Team of amateurs vs 1 NBA player from gifs

Daily Photo – Hong Kong in the Fog

This is a view of Hong Kong from my room there at The Ritz-Carlton on my last morning there. It was absolutely surreal to watch the fog roll in and out of the buildings on the other side of the river. I was on the “Kowloon” side and across the water there is the Hong Kong side. It was pretty fun taking the photo because the fog was moving very fast, hiding and showing different buildings every few seconds. So, rather than “guess,” I just took about 100 photos and found the best one later in Lightroom. I’m lazy like that. 🙂

Hong Kong in the Fog

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-03-16 13:25:41
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/640
  • Aperture4.5
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length31.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Communist Relics in Chengdu

Sir Patrick Stewart and Ricky Gervais

I don’t know if you’ve seen this or not, but both the final scene and the outtakes are hilarious!

Final Scene:

Outtakes:

Sir Patrick Stewart and Ricky Gervais cannot stop laughing while filming a scene from videos

Daily Photo – Communist Relics in Chengdu

A lot of these old communist tea houses have been destroyed in the new age of China, but I found one that still existed. I think (artistically) some of the colors and lines look really interesting. My favorite bits are the old propaganda posters on the back wall. I decided to give this one a rather harsh HDR treatment because I like how it emphasises the blacks and reds.

Communist Relics in Chengdu

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-06-15 17:00:06
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1.3
  • Aperture7.1
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Heading to the Pirates Game in Pittsburgh

PTSD Treatment

This is a great video from The Economist. If you look more into it, you don’t even need to have severe PTSD to benefit from these molecules.

Daily Photo – Heading to the Pirates Game in Pittsburgh

I don’t really like watching baseball on TV, but I do enjoy going to the games. I can imagine how especially awesome it was in the olden days before TV and technology and everything. People must have been basically totally bored and starved for entertainment, so going to a baseball game must have been a big deal.

Heading to the Pirates Game in Pittsburgh

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-08-05 02:02:20
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time2.5
  • Aperture4
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length105.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Blade Runner Tokyo

Movie Night Presets

I hope you enjoy using these presets as much as I do!

Daily Photo – Blade Runner Tokyo

When I look back at this amazing rainy night in Tokyo, it just makes me want to return! This night was actually completely freezing and below zero. Most of the “rain” was actually sleet. I stayed up extra late, roaming the streets of Shinjuku, hoping that the sleet would turn into snow but it never did.

Blade Runner Tokyo

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-02-02 05:29:31
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/200
  • Aperture4
  • ISO1600
  • Focal Length102.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Shanghai in a Storm

Check out these amazing people as they use the Coronavirus to make their fans think they are even more awesome.

Daily Photo – Shanghai in a Storm

The view out of my room at the Ritz-Carlton in Shanghai was absolutely amazing. I could just sit in the easy chair and watch the world go by. One day, a rather wicked storm came blowing through the city. I was about to go out and take photos (I like taking photos in the rain), but it was a little too rainy and stormy… so I decided to have a lazy afternoon and just take photos out the window!

Shanghai in a Storm

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-06-19 18:25:40
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/50
  • Aperture4
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length64.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Suspicious Mama Fox

Strangest Video on the Internet

I might have found it! (Click the title to see the full video frame.)

This is the most random video on the internet 🤣 from r/funny

Daily Photo – Suspicious Mama Fox

This is the first photo I’ve ever taken while I was super high on weed. I actually like other drugs much better than weed; pot tends to make my head feel dizzy and tired. I was out at a ranch in Yellowstone and one of my friends there had one of those pot pens. Anyway, I tried some and then decided to go take pictures of wild animals. I don’t know why. But I sat in a bush for about an hour and then a mommy fox appeared! Did you know a female fox is called a “vixen”? I didn’t know that but now I do…

Suspicious Mama Fox

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-07-10 00:44:07
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1000
  • Aperture4
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length105.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Kids with Attitude in Madagascar

My New Book

Don’t forget you can grab my new book on Amazon in either physical format or Kindle!

Daily Photo – Kids with Attitude in Madagascar

When I say they have “attitude,” I mean it in the coolest way. You know how some kids just kind of have this undeniable presence? Yeah, a bunch of these kids did. And, somehow, they knew just how to pose like they were Instagram Influencers or something!

Kids with Attitude in Madagascar

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-10-04 08:19:59
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/2500
  • Aperture4.5
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length105.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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The Tumble

Daily Photo – The Tumble

The very “top” of a waterfall is called the crest. It makes a lot of sense, but I had to google that first. There’s a name for everything. Anyway, check out the crest on Victoria Falls, eh? It’s interesting how much green there is in there. It must be a ton of biomass. I googled a little to see what percentage of this waterfall is actually water, but came up dry.

The Tumble

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-09-28 03:53:48
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1250
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length98.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Along the Beachfront

Daily Photo – Along the Beachfront

While in Madagascar, we spent quite a few days staying on the beach in Morondava. Every day, we’d see all sorts of local people walking up and down the beach, mostly engaged in fish-related activities. Late one day, while out preparing to take sunset photos, I saw this mom with her kids walking back home. I had on my Bose headphones, so I put it on the heads of her kids to dance while I took mom’s photo.

Along the Beachfront

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-10-03 09:54:29
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/100
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO640
  • Focal Length98.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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