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Rainy Night in Tokyo

Machine Elf 62 – The Consciousness of Appearing

Sometimes when I get bored, I listen to all sorts of podcasts about the nature of reality. It’s also been influenced a lot by my morning meditations with the Sam Harris Waking Up app. Once you start to just notice things appearing in your sensorium, it can be quite the spectacle. So, I started working on this fractal based on a more organic formula to explore this idea further. The music I coupled it with is also a favorite that was introduced to me by a shaman in LA and it’s called “Devi Prayer” by Craig Preuss & Ananda. Enjoy the journey! ๐Ÿ™‚

Daily Photo – Rainy Night in Tokyo

How awesome is the rain in Tokyo? It’s one of my favorite times to go out and take photos. The Blade Runner reflections go off the chart and all these cool Japanese people carry interesting umbrellas. I think I stayed up till around 2AM taking photos and walking the streets to find different subjects. By the time I got back to the hotel with Ethan, I was completely soaked and freezing, but it was worth it! ๐Ÿ™‚

Rainy Night in Tokyo

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  • Date Taken2018-02-02 03:21:14
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture4
  • ISO8000
  • Focal Length47.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Matching Moms

Daily Photo – Matching Moms

While we were in Zimbabwe, we had a special surprise while on a beach. A group of local villagers came down to give us a fun show & dance. It’s always a golden opportunity for photos… I’m sure they thought we were a little weird, taking so many photos of something they do all the time, but I’m used to people thinking I’m a little weird.

Matching Moms

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-09-21 10:44:08
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/200
  • Aperture5
  • ISO2000
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Boat Action in Thailand

Daily Photo – Boat Action in Thailand

Out on the island of Koh Samui, pretty much everyone seemed to have a boat, and pretty much everyone had a perfect upper body from moving the boat around all day. I thought, man, it might be fun to move here for a year and just get in super good shape and enjoy the island life. I can actually see the appeal of moving here for a while!

Boat Action in Thailand

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-03-21 19:00:37
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1250
  • Aperture4.5
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length29.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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The Ritz-Carlton in Tianjin

Daily Photo – The Ritz-Carlton in Tianjin

These hotels are always nice, and the Chinese sometimes take them to the next level of palatial. This is not even a ballroom or anything. It’s just one of a ton of different hallways… I’m amazed at the level of decor and quality in these places. It reminds me a bit of Versailles in a way. I got one of the ladies from the hotel to walk down the shiny floor to give it a little more personality.

The Ritz-Carlton in Tianjin

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  • Date Taken2018-06-12 17:29:32
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time0.6
  • Aperture13
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length29.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Road Trip along the East Coast of New Zealand

Machine Elf 37 in 360!

Here is the epic 360 version of Machine Elf 37 – String Theory. You can watch on YouTube and aim the camera in any direction. If you have a fast connection, and a powerful system I recommend choosing the 8K version. Enjoy, and for an even cooler experience, check out all of the Machine Elf creations in VR via the TRIPP app!

Daily Photo – Road Trip along the East Coast of New Zealand

In the middle of the worldwide Covidparty, with NZ opening up, I took off on an epic road trip to discover new parts of New Zealand. It was my first time up along the east coast of the north island, and most of it is not quite accessible by road. But, everything is accessible by drone which is great. Besides, it’s a lot easier to get the drone up and around rather than my body. My drone allows my body to relax in its natural state: laziness… on this day however I did drag myself up a hill and it was absolutely worthwhile!

Road Trip along the East Coast of New Zealand

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  • Date Taken2020-07-21 16:41:13
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/200
  • Aperture4
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Sunset on the Farm

Daily Photo – Sunset on the Farm

We spent about two weeks at this amazing farm in Gisborne where I was taking photos on a commission. The first week or so, the weather was terrible and there was little or no sun. It made for some very moody and cool photos, but I was really looking forward to getting more natural light. Then, after another long day of storms, the sky opened up a bit…

Sunset on the Farm

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2020-07-24 16:56:10
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/160
  • Aperture8
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length41.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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The Angels Watched Over Me But Only Gave me Octopus

Comparison of the new Sony A1 with my camera

When Sony announces a new camera and I explore the specs in the press release, it’s honestly too much for me to assess compared to my currently Address a7R Mark 3, so I use this site to compare the two. After seeing this, the only advantage I would actually use is the 8 extra megapixels. There are other good features, but I honestly would not use the difference… I don’t need to shoot 30FPS and the higher video specs are not useful to me, so I’ll just stick with what I have! ๐Ÿ™‚

Daily Photo – The Angels Watched Over Me But Only Gave me Octopus

At the very end of the trail of the Santiago de Compostela, we ended up at the famous cathedral where all pilgrims finish their quest. Now, I’m not religious in the slightest, but that’s the same as many people that do the walk across Europe. It’s more of a journey of the self or whatever. Anyway, if there were these angels watching over me to keep me safe, and if they do have more power, I would have appreciated some better food along the way. I was super excited to eat all this amazing Spanish food, but everywhere just kind of served the same basic kind of food… and I could not go a meal without having an octopus tentacle on my plate.

The Angels Watched Over Me But Only Gave me Octopus

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-10-03 04:52:49
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/250
  • Aperture4
  • ISO800
  • Focal Length105.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Exploring Tara Iti

Daily Photo – Exploring Tara Iti

I’m working on a cool project for Tara Iti and I’m excited for it to move forward. I think I’m working on too many art projects right now. They are all moving forward, a little more slowly than expected. But, that’s okay… I’ve never been working on so many things at once. It keeps me very entertained, but it can also be frustrating as it takes longer to get to the omega for each alpha. Anyway, there are a lot more photos from Tara Iti on the way!

Exploring Tara Iti

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2020-09-16 17:48:49
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/800
  • Aperture7.1
  • ISO320
  • Focal Length82.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Dalefield in the Autumn

Daily Photo – Dalefield in the Autumn

I would try to go on hikes every single day in while I was in lockdown. Luckily, it was only about 8 weeks of lockdown here in NZ and it was the middle of Autumn, so that made for some very nice scenery. Every day, I would try to go down a different road or driveway. I guess technically it was trespassing, but no one really seems to care about that around here.

Dalefield in the Autumn

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-04-30 11:52:10
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/250
  • Aperture9
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Cute Kids in Africa

Daily Photo – Cute Kids in Africa

How adorable are these kids? I’m not sure where they get these shirts, and I’m 100% sure they don’t speak English, but how cool is that kid in the middle that is wearing that shirt that says “Chicks Dig Me.” It’s true, probably. Just by wearing that shirt and with that smile, chicks probably do dig him!

Cute Kids in Africa

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-09-22 05:37:38
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/200
  • Aperture4
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length29.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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