Sanya – Stuck in Customs

Ribbons in Sanya

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I’m really loving my Origin PC! I’m using it 75% for running Lightroom really fast and the other 25% for gaming!

Daily Photo – Ribbons in Sanya

We were by one of the giant Buddha statues on Sanya, and, like at most temples, there is a place for visitors to make a symbolic donation. Every religion has some sort of area like this… There’s a big difference between ones in China and the ones in Japan. Chinese ones are almost entirely uniform, as you can see here. The ones in Japan are much more varied and interesting on an individual level. It’s kind of a key indicator of how different the cultures are…

Ribbons in Sanya

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  • Date Taken2019-07-21 03:06:53
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Amazing Statue in Sanya

New Book Recommendation

I’m officially adding Jordan Peterson’s “12 Rules” to my recommendation list on Kit.com. I first listened to him on a Sam Harris podcast and liked what he had to say. This book is also really good. He makes a few too many Bible references for me, but, even without that, all the stuff he says in there makes a lot of sense. I think I actually may meet this guy one day, and I’m going to ask him why he felt the need to put all these references in the book.

Daily Photo – Amazing Statue in Sanya

Look at the size of this thing! You can see the normal sized Chinese people down at the bottom. I took this with a quad and it was extremely difficult! For one thing, it was extremely windy. Secondly, this was about two miles away from my takeoff location so I was constantly losing the connection with the quad. I had to burn through three batteries before I finally got it out far enough to get this angle that I wanted.

Amazing Statue in Sanya

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  • Date Taken2018-03-18 12:16:58
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  • Exposure Time1/2439
  • Aperture2.2
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length4.7 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.656

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Abandoned Ships in the South China Sea

A New Photography Podcast

There’s a new podcast kicking about that is made by Derrick Story of Skylum fame. It’s called “The Nimble Photographer” and I was on a recent episode which you can hear here!

In it, we discuss one of my more successful photography based business ideas, including how reading about a stuffed shark led me to working out how a fine art business could succeed.

Daily Photo – Abandoned Ships in the South China Sea

Now I’m not technically sure these are abandoned, but they probably are. This is near Sanya, which is an island off the SE coast of China. I flew my drone over about 50 of these ships and got in close. There was definitely nobody aboard the ships, and they don’t appear to be terribly seaworthy. If anyone else has more info on these, let me know!

Abandoned Ships in the South China Sea

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  • Date Taken2018-03-19 18:27:25
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Abandoned Ships in Sanya

Happy Birthday Mom!

Happy Birthday to my #1 Fan! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks mom! ๐Ÿ™‚

Processing the Sunrise

Here is another video which was shared with Passport members previously. On the blog yesterday, you saw me taking this photo. Today, watch me process it in a few different ways. A bit of Aurora, a bit of Lightroom and a bit of Photoshop. It’s all going on here! ๐Ÿ™‚

Daily Photo – Abandoned Ships in Sanya

Well, I don’t know if these are actually abandoned, but they certainly appear to be so. On my final night in Sanya (which is a small island off the coast of China), I took the drone out over a bunch of ships that were anchored off the coast. I had seen them a few times, and I wondered what they were doing out there. It turns out they were doing absolutely nothing. It was kind of like a giant parking lot for boats that are no longer useful.

Abandoned Ships in Sanya

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  • Date Taken2018-03-19 18:37:18
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  • Exposure Time1/125
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  • ISO100
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A Food Truck Dinner on the Lawn!

Editing Kid-Sports Photos

Today for Passport Members is something a bit different! I openly admit in the beginning of the video that it may be a bit boring to those not interested in taking photos of kid-sports! My son has been playing a lot of rugby lately, and I’ve been taking more and more photos. So you can see my workflow of my 300 (mostly awful) photos and see how I pick out the winners, along with a few tips on composition.

When I went to Ethan’s (he is 17 now) rugby game on Saturday, I took just over 300 photos. Here’s how I organized them in Lightroom then edited a few of the winners!

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Daily Photo – A Food Truck Dinner on the Lawn!

How fun is this idea? it was a looooong travel day to get here to Sanya, China (which is a small island off the coast). We woke up in Macau, then took the ferry for an hour to Hong Kong before taking a flight here to Sanya. We were pretty exhausted after we landed, but were reinvigorated as we saw them setting up this massive dinner on the lawn. There were about 15 little setups with all sorts of food and drink. They do this out on the lawn of the Ritz-Carlton right by the beach there once a week. Anyone can go, and you don’t even have to be a guest.

A Food Truck Dinner on the Lawn!

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  • Date Taken2018-03-17 18:47:34
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  • Exposure Time1/50
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  • ISO174
  • Focal Length4.7 mm
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  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias-1.66

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Abandoned Ships in Sanya, China

Updated Portfolio for Cities

I have four different portfolios over on my Smugmug account. I think you may enjoy my recently updated Cities Portfolio/. I just added about a dozen photos from Asia Pacific into the mix.

Daily Photo – Abandoned Ships in Sanya, China

On our last night in Sanya, we walked a few kilometres from the market area over to the coast to catch the sunset. I spent a few hours walking up and down the beach watching people and taking photos. I’ll share some of my favorites here on the blog later, but in the meantime you can maybe catch a few random ones in my “other” Instagram account at @80stays. One thing is for sure… Chinese females love the selfies. It was hard to see a female on the beach NOT taking a selfie. It was something else… anyway, after I got tired of seeing that, I flew the Mavic and went out to explore some of the abandoned ships off the coast.

Abandoned Ships in Sanya, China

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  • Date Taken2018-03-19 18:34:09
  • CameraFC220
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/100
  • Aperture2.2
  • ISO103
  • Focal Length4.7 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
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