Google Pixel 3 – Stuck in Customs

Selling Typewriters

Reality as it is?

One of my good friends that is obsessed with reality shared this with me… I thought it was beyond interesting.

Daily Photo – Selling Typewriters

There is a huge set of stairs in Antananarivo that connect the lower part of the city to the upper part. All along both sides are people selling pretty much anything you can imagine. It’s mostly the sort of stuff people in the west would consider antiques. But people here actually still use this stuff. It’s both strange and not-strange. The whole thing is a bit of an anachronism because people that are selling this stuff are always behind the tables on their smartphones.

Selling Typewriters

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-10-09 09:23:18
  • CameraPixel 3 XL
  • Camera MakeGoogle
  • Exposure Time1/430
  • Aperture1.8
  • ISO54
  • Focal Length4.4 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Three Photographers from Madagascar

Tesla Truck Testing

They released a new video to see how tough to new Tesla truck is actual street conditions. Note that even though this is silly, I actually do want one!

First real structural integrity test on real condition for the Tesla cybertruck was successful. No scratches observed. from funny

Daily Photo – Three Photographers from Madagascar

I was walking around with my friend Rene and we came across these three girls who were out taking photos. It was actually the very first DSLR I saw while there, and I was really surprised. They supposedly came from a different part of Madagascar because of their face paint. Also, they didn’t speak any English so it was really quite hard to communicate! But I thought they looked cool! By the way, this is a shot with my Pixel 3 phone. Not bad, eh?

Three Photographers from Madagascar

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-10-02 16:48:01
  • CameraPixel 3 XL
  • Camera MakeGoogle
  • Exposure Time1/2500
  • Aperture1.8
  • ISO53
  • Focal Length4.4 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Pretty Girl at the Kwik-E-Mart in Madagascar

Luminar 4 is go!

Wooo! Luminar 4 is officially out! That team over at Skylum has added some incredible features to this go-around. Be sure to get it! I use it every day!

Daily Photo – Pretty Girl at the Kwik-E-Mart in Madagascar

I took this with my Pixel 3 phone. Incredible, right? At some point, I’m going to stop being amazed at all the cool photos I get with this incredible phone. I’m about to get the Pixel 4, which is supposed to be even better. Another interesting thing is that this girl wasn’t even posing. That’s how she was sitting when my friend Mark and I walked into the store together. I thought she was really beautiful and asked to take her photo… she was so cool and said, “Sure, why not?”

Pretty Girl at the Kwik-E-Mart in Madagascar

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-10-02 21:27:53
  • CameraPixel 3 XL
  • Camera MakeGoogle
  • Exposure Time1/30
  • Aperture1.8
  • ISO724
  • Focal Length4.4 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Mobile in Madagascar

Passport Sunday 360 Video

Today, for you awesome Passport Members, I have a new 360 video when I am taking photos in Madagascar!

Exploring Madagascar

While on a 4-hour road trip in Madagascar, we stopped for lunch in some random town. I recorded a quick video here to show you a little bit of what I saw while there. Sorry in advance for the abrupt ending – the battery on the 360 ran out! 🙁

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Daily Photo – Mobile in Madagascar

Here’s one of the many mobile phone photos I took while in Africa. If you want to see some of my favorites here is a link to my favorite 20 or so. Enjoy!

Mobile in Madagascar

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2020-01-19 17:20:23
  • Camera
  • Camera Make
  • Exposure Time
  • Aperture
  • ISO
  • Focal Length
  • Flash
  • Exposure Program
  • Exposure Bias

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Baobab Trees of Madagascar

Luminar 4

Today’s photo reminds me that I used it as an example to show some of the new features of the new Luminar. There are about 20-30 different skies you can automatically swap out. One of the cooler aspects of the tool is that if you choose a sunset sky, it actually changes the tone of everything not in the sky as well. It’s adjustable so you can make it look incredibly realistic.

Baobab Trees of Madagascar

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A Pixel Panorama

Documenting Burning Man interview…

Right before I headed out this year, I did a fun interview with Steve Brazill on his podcast called “Behind the Shot.” Check it out below – thanks again Steve!

Daily Photo – A Pixel Panorama

I was visiting some friends over near Jack’s Point for a dinner and I walked down on the beach around sunset. I didn’t have my big-boy camera with me, but I did have the Pixel 3. I often use it to take a series of vertical photos and then I stitch them together later using Lightroom. I don’t like using the panorama mode in the camera app because it doesn’t produce as high-res of an image.

A Pixel Panorama

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-03-28 19:49:04
  • CameraPixel 3 XL
  • Camera MakeGoogle
  • Exposure Time1/120
  • Aperture1.8
  • ISO68
  • Focal Length4.4 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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The Pixel 3 Phone

Insane family pizza Restaurant

This is why I don’t have a pizza place with my family:

Insane family owned pizza shop drama from r/insanepeoplefacebook

Daily Photo – The Pixel 3 Phone

Here’s another photo from the workshop here in New Zealand. This one happened to be with the Pixel 3 phone. I am often quite amazed at how incredible the camera is on this phone. Maybe its most underrated feature (which seems a bit obvious when I point it out) is how convenient it is. Once you get into the world of photography, you are able to see nice scenes throughout the day. I don’t always have my big Sony with me, but I do always have my phone! This was exactly the case here when we were driving up to the Remarkables in our bus and I saw this scene. And yes, even though I had my Sony, I decided to take this one with the Pixel!

The Pixel 3 Phone

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-04-25 16:57:13
  • CameraPixel 3 XL
  • Camera MakeGoogle
  • Exposure Time1/1250
  • Aperture1.8
  • ISO62
  • Focal Length4.4 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Japanese Children Emerging from an Egg

Borat Compares Horse to Man

Daily Photo – Japanese Children Emerging from an Egg

This is a fun quick Pixel shot I got while in Tokyo. Man, I love that camera so much. Here’s a quick tip for it (and I believe the iPhone and other cameras have something similar). Whenever I see something cool, the fastest way to get a photo is to double-click the power button. This gets the camera right into photo mode. Then, just push the volume up and you get a quick snap. Easy peasy!

Japanese Children Emerging from an Egg

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-02-11 14:20:19
  • CameraPixel 3 XL
  • Camera MakeGoogle
  • Exposure Time1/120
  • Aperture1.8
  • ISO56
  • Focal Length4.4 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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The Old Street in Chengdu

Pixel 3 Phone

I’m convinced this is the best phone out there! I haven’t had time to write a full review yet… but, quickly: It’s awesome and it’s the best. No, they didn’t pay me to say that. Yes, I did get a free phone, but that has nothing to do with it… for reals.

Daily Photo – The Old Street in Chengdu

A lot of the “old feel” of China is being wiped clean and more and more of these old streets are lost every year. Finally, there is a movement to keep some of the old charms and keep a few streets here and there preserved. Chengdu is one of those “smaller” Chinese towns with over 7 million people, so it’s safe to say most of the city does not look like this.

The Old Street in Chengdu

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-06-13 15:53:20
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/100
  • Aperture8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias+2

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Pixel 3 Phone for the Win!

Night Sight

If you have the Pixel Phone, be sure to try out the new “Night Sight” option that is under More. The photos it takes are just incredible. I think what is happening is it takes a little movie with like 100 frames and then combines them all into a noiseless, bright, colorful wonder!

Daily Photo – Pixel 3 Phone for the Win!

I mean, come on… how great is this low-light (taken around midnight) shot in Tokyo. I actually had my big Sony A7r with me, but I didn’t have the best portrait lens on. This guy looked so radical and I didn’t want to miss his photo. He was very confused about why I held my phone instead of the huge camera in his other hand… that is, until he saw the final result!

Pixel 3 Phone for the Win!

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-02-11 20:35:38
  • CameraPixel 3 XL
  • Camera MakeGoogle
  • Exposure Time1/25
  • Aperture1.8
  • ISO127
  • Focal Length4.4 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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