Daily Photo – Over the Baths
I had a great day out here with the kids after a long hike. I believe we were on one of the Disney cruises and we decided to do one of their little excursions here on Virgin Gorda. It’s one of the most unique swimming locations in the world because of these giant granite boulders… I wish I could go back in time and see a timelapse of how this whole formation came to be.
Machine Elf Playlist
Guess what? We have a new Machine Elf playlist with a bunch of different videos on there! Come have a look…
Grand Cayman from Above
While there for the Grand Cayman Cookout, I made a fun drone video while testing out the new Mavic Pro Platinum. I love the way it turned out and it gives you a nice little taste of the island!
Tote Deep Dive!
You all know we partnered up with Peak Design again on the latest Kickstarter project (which is still the #1 current Kickstarter, by the way!) — well now we have a new “Deep Dive” video for the Tote. We kind of designed it for the Ladies in the House, but really anyone can use it! 🙂
Daily Photo – Sunset on Virgin Gorda
How much do I love the Carribean? I want to go back there and spend more time… I took this on a very fun family trip to Virgin Gorda where every night saw amazing sunsets and every day started with incredible sunrises. Plus, I know my wife likes it better where it is warm rather than cold Queenstown! 🙂
Going to Virgin Gorda?
A great house to rent is at Amateras! My whole family stayed there for over week, and it was absolutely unbelievable. You can see today’s Daily Photo is from there! 🙂 In fact, if you go to that website, I think they put a few of my photos up somewhere in the rotation.
Daily Photo – Amateras in Virgin Gorda
This is one of the outside seating areas. I sat out here every evening and read while drinking tea. I finished an amazing book out here called “The End of Time” by Julian Barbour. It was kind of a mind-bending physics book… If you’re into reading about this sort of thing, I certainly recommend it! 🙂
A video from the island
After we landed the plane below, many adventures ensued! Here’s one of the early morning shoots that you might enjoy. 🙂 Part 1 and Part 2 together 🙂
Daily Photo – Moving to the Island
Well we’ve been living in New Zealand for just more than one year — it’s been great! Here we are on the start of the adventure while we were waiting 2 months for our stuff to arrive on a boat. We got on this little plane in the Caribbean to hop from island to island to keep ourselves busy in the meantime. Ethan even got to fly this plane for a little while…right into that exciting storm overhead… he had a blast – mom was nervous! 🙂
Sharing a big house on vacation
I quite like this idea of renting houses for a bunch of people for vacation. Have you done this before? I wonder what the best site to use is… I kind of go through personal connections (or wonderful suggestions through the blog). Like, for example, this place here is called Toad Hall – a great recommendation from Justin Troupe, a friend now who met me through the blog. But I know a lot of people find places to stay through various websites… couchsurfing… homeaway… etc etc. Any good/bad experiences?
If you were to to Africa, what country would you suggest? What areas? I’m interested in your opinion… I may be planning something for 2014! 🙂
Daily Photo – A strange night in the Rocks
Curtis and I went around to the other side of Virgin Gorda one night to explore. While there, we found a very cool outcropping of rocks that held some still water inside. It turned out to be a place to get a nice clean reflection of a most unusual dusk set of clouds. How lucky we were! But some people say that luck is the residue of design…
New Speech at SmugMug
I’ve been using SmugMug for years (see my SmugMug Review!) – and they invited me up to give a talk. Since I’ve given many hardcore tech-talks, I decided this time to tell a few traumatic and embarrassing stories about when I was growing up and how I ended up in the world of photography…
Daily Photo – A Tropical Sunset
I did a lot of snorkeling out in that bay. This whole area of Virgin Gorda is called The Baths, and it has some of the best beaches in the world. There are basically no waves of any consequence. So, if you’re just learning to snorkel, it’s a perfect environment. The kids had a lot of fun here too… lots of private little alcoves and caves!