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In the Jungle where the Frog Poison Resides

Passport Sunday Podcast Preview

I have a new podcast that is in production now called “Molecules I’ve Ingested” that should be something quite unexpected, hilarious, and educational. Each episode features a crazy story about different molecules I’ve tried, from legal to illegal. Mostly the latter. Anyway, episode 1 is: “Amazonian Giant Monkey Frog Poison aka The Cambo Ceremony” and it’s an absolute riot. Wait till you hear what Sprinkles and I get up to. If you’re a Passport Member then you get the first listen to this as it goes into production.

Sunday: Early cut of Episode 1

Hey y’all! I think you’re gonna enjoy this. It’s not finished… what you’re about to hear is the raw recording of Episode 1. You’ll hear all my gaffs and mistakes and some behind the scene stuff. You’ll also come to appreciate Stu and all the hard work he has to do turn this into a sequence that is relatively flawless and feels right. We have some music coming and other things that will make more sense when you hear the final version. At the end of this, you’ll hear little things that we’re going to insert into the middle of the longer story. Enjoy!

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Daily Photo – In the Jungle where the Frog Poison Resides

This picture really has nothing to do with the actual podcast, other than that this boy lives in a jungle. I haven’t actually seen an Amazonian Giant Monkey Frog in the wild, nor have I milked it for its poison. Also, there’s very little chance this kid has seen that particular frog since he lives in Papua New Guinea. It makes me wonder what kind of interesting molecules are in PNG.

In the Jungle where the Frog Poison Resides

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  • Date Taken2015-10-13 12:16:16
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/3200
  • Aperture
  • ISO640
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Exploring the Four Seasons in Dubai

Daily Photo – Exploring the Four Seasons in Dubai

Before I started doing stuff exclusively with the Ritz-Carlton, I visited a few different Four Seasons around the world. Their one in Dubai had this really cool rooftop area where you can go relax at night. You don’t want to relax there in the daytime or else you’ll end up looking like a roasted pig.

Exploring the Four Seasons in Dubai

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  • Date Taken2020-07-08 14:05:36
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New York Photowalk across the Brooklyn Bridge

USA Highlights

And here’s one of my favorite videos of all time… the highlights from our USA Photowalk Tour!

Daily Photo – New York Photowalk across the Brooklyn Bridge

This was an amazing start to our USA Tour! What better place to start than NYC and on the Brooklyn Bridge? It was great to see so many people out there. We actually got into a little bit of trouble when crossing the bridge because we had such a big crowd that we shut down a lot of the biking! We didn’t think of that ahead of time… Just one more in a long series of mistakes!

New York Photowalk across the Brooklyn Bridge

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  • Date Taken2020-07-08 14:05:36
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Couple in Rabat

Daily Photo – Couple in Rabat

I only spent one day in the capital of Morocco so I tried to get out there and make the most of it. I’m not sure why I went in the first place because it’s one of the less scenic towns in the country. I mean, it wasn’t bad, but I stayed out as much as I could to grab as many scenes as possible. Not long after this, I was in a car accident when my taxi t-boned another car. I got a little injured, but I could still walk. Then, all these angry Moroccans started yelling and there was a street fight. That was my cue to quickly jump out of the taxi and run away! 🙂

Couple in Rabat

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  • Date Taken2014-03-01 20:57:39
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/5000
  • Aperture
  • ISO800
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Cliff in Action!

Daily Photo – Cliff in Action!

Cliff and I had an amazing trip out to Burning Man a few years ago when we drove in his RV from Dallas. Man, that’s a long drive. I don’t know how he does it every year. I think he’s just more patient than me. Anyway, along the way, we listened to all sorts of cool spiritual people and meditation and stuff like that. That got us in the right mindset for event!

Cliff in Action!

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  • Date Taken2014-09-05 08:37:39
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/500
  • Aperture11
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length70.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-2

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The Inverted Remarkables

Daily Photo – The Inverted Remarkables

This is one of those fun visual tricks I like to play from time to time. I like it takes the viewer a few seconds (or more!) to figure out what exactly is going on. When you discover the trick, I think you get a little burst of dopamine, and that’s kinda fun.

The Inverted Remarkables

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  • Date Taken2014-04-30 09:30:31
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture8
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length66.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
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Way Over Queenstown with Over The Top

Old School Parking

Check out this video from 100 years ago where they came up with this parking technique!

video from 100 years ago shows a car with "parking assist" technology from nextfuckinglevel

Daily Photo – Way Over Queenstown with Over The Top

Isn’t that a cool golf course there on the peninsula? I reckon it’s probably one of the most unique locations for a golf course in the world. I haven’t actually played there yet, but that’s mostly because I don’t get that big a kick out of golf anymore! Maybe I’ll get back into it in a few years, but for now, I just don’t find it that enjoyable.

Way Over Queenstown with Over The Top

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  • Date Taken2014-05-03 13:42:46
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1000
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO500
  • Focal Length34.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias-0.3

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Exploring Dubai at Midnight

Daily Photo – Exploring Dubai at Midnight

I walked through some open gates and started exploring this area of Dubai. It turned out that I was not supposed to be there, and the security came to get me and call the police. It got really messy. You don’t want to be in prison in Dubai… Believe me. I tried to explain that I didn’t break in and that the gates were wide open for pedestrians. I eventually showed the police the gate and said that I was just an innocent photographer. Not being photographers, the police did not understand why a dude would just wander around and take photos. I eventually convinced them, and they let me out of custody… it wasn’t easy because I have a healthy amount of disdain for authority figures whose authority is based on a fictional construct.

Exploring Dubai at Midnight

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  • Date Taken2015-03-16 08:07:27
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1.6
  • Aperture4
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

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2nd Ave in Nashville at Night

Daily Photo – 2nd Ave in Nashville at Night

In pretty much every city I visit I rove up and down the avenues, taking photos here and there and trying to capture some semblance of a scene from my memory. So while I was here in Nashville I decided to go out and capture some of the vibe of the place.

2nd Ave in Nashville at Night

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  • Date Taken2015-08-11 13:54:41
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time2.5
  • Aperture11
  • ISO80
  • Focal Length150.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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The Ice Wall in Antarctica

Daily Photo – The Ice Wall in Antarctica

While we were camping in the Dry Valleys of Antarctica, every day we would walk down and visit a glacier. There are no bad photos of this monstrosity. I can’t even believe that something like this exists! It was quiet, peaceful, and therapeutic to walk around its perimeter to grab some photos.

The Ice Wall in Antarctica

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  • Date Taken2015-01-17 10:14:51
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/500
  • Aperture8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length22.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+2

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