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Passport Sunday Time!

Today for Passport Members you’ll get part 1 of 3 that show some cool processing tricks. If you’re not a member now, today is a good time to join up! You’ll get over 200 video tutorials plus a ton of other things.

Today is the first step on the way to showing how I get this sort of look that I got on my recent road trip to the north island.

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And now on with the show…

HDR Processing before the Special Filter

On some of my photos, I use a variety of drastically different techniques. First, I’m going to push it hard in the HDR realm (as shown below), and then in next week’s video, you’ll see how I add a special custom filter that will reduce the contrast and give it a rather unique look!

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Daily Photo – Extreme Processing of a cool building in Dusseldorf

While on a random wander through the modern area of Dusseldorf, I came across this amazing building… I took shots from a few different angles, but this was my favorite. You can unlock the part below if you want to see the processing video!

Extreme Processing of a cool building in Dusseldorf

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-02-08 23:55:38
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/400
  • Aperture8
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

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Best of: Italy!

I feel lucky to have had a few trips there… it’s a big country and I look forward to going back when all the Covid stuff is over! 🙂

Vertical Venice
The Best Venice Shooting Time
Leaving Saint Mark’s Square in Venice
Japanese Pavilion 2015 – Key in Hand
Ouissal in Venice
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Best Of Series! Starting with Best of Morocco!

Over the next 20 days of Covid Lockdown, I thought I would share some highlights so that we can all dream of traveling again! Let’s get started with some favorites from Morocco!

Crossing the Sahara
Berber Man In Morocco
Marrakech, Morocco at Sunset
Amazing Castle On The Edge Of The Desert Gorge In Morocco
An Amazing City Of Blue
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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

Photo Information

  • 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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  • Camera Make
  • Exposure Time
  • Aperture
  • ISO
  • Focal Length
  • Flash
  • Exposure Program
  • Exposure Bias

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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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  • Camera Make
  • Exposure Time
  • Aperture
  • ISO
  • Focal Length
  • Flash
  • Exposure Program
  • Exposure Bias

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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

Photo Information

  • 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!

Photo Information

  • 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

Photo Information

  • 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
  • Exposure Bias

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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!

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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

Photo Information

  • 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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