Shanghai – Stuck in Customs

Shanghai in the Rain

Daily Photo – Hong Kong in the Rain

On one of our crossings, the rain started to howl down so we popped out the umbrella. I usually don’t include the umbrella as a prop for these sorts of scenes, but I thought it made for a nice contextual element. There is a ferry that goes back and forth, but we ended up staying on it for three trips just so we could get lots of photos!

Hong Kong in the Rain

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-06-22 23:20:58
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/20
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO2500
  • Focal Length23.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias+2

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Foggy Morning in Shanghai

The Closest

This is the closest that Hollywood has ever gotten to a DMT experience!

Daily Photo – Foggy Morning in Shanghai

Early one morning, I woke up to get sunrise photos, but it turned out to be rather foggy. I decided to launch the quad to get photos of these three massive skyscrapers poking out of the cloud layer. I’m glad at the way it turned out, and I’m glad that I actually managed to land the drone through the haze!

Foggy Morning in Shanghai

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-06-24 05:12:23
  • CameraFC220
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/100
  • Aperture2.2
  • ISO150
  • Focal Length4.7 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.656

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Shanghai in a Storm

Check out these amazing people as they use the Coronavirus to make their fans think they are even more awesome.

Daily Photo – Shanghai in a Storm

The view out of my room at the Ritz-Carlton in Shanghai was absolutely amazing. I could just sit in the easy chair and watch the world go by. One day, a rather wicked storm came blowing through the city. I was about to go out and take photos (I like taking photos in the rain), but it was a little too rainy and stormy… so I decided to have a lazy afternoon and just take photos out the window!

Shanghai in a Storm

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-06-19 18:25:40
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/50
  • Aperture4
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length64.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Passport Sunday Fun!

Today’s video for Passport Members is a quick and dirty edit from a single RAW file that I think you’ll really like. I was pretty sure that this overexposed photo was a goner, but I was shocked at what Aurora HDR did to it!

The Overexposed Pirate Ship

I use Aurora HDR so much and I’m often surprised how I am still amazed by it. I almost just deleted this photo altogether. It was completely overexposed but somehow Aurora just made it look perfect! Enjoy!

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Dark Helmet

Crazy Ferrofluid Clock

If I wasn’t trying to be a minimalist, this is the kind of awesome clock I would buy! ๐Ÿ™‚

This Ferrofluid clock from Damnthatsinteresting

Daily Photo – Dark Helmet

While I was in Shanghai, I took a fun motorcycle sidecar tour around the city. This is Bagsnob who went along with me. I thought she looked completely ridiculous in this helmet thing so I had to take a photo! We spent about three hours tooling around the city and spent most of the time in the old French concession area. If you get a chance to take a motorcycle sidecar tour, I highly recommend it!

Dark Helmet

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-06-18 13:46:59
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/60
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO640
  • Focal Length20.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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The Three Sisters in Fog

Burning Man Bike Stolen and Taken to New Zealand!

This is a great story about my friend (and camp-mate at Walter!) who had his bike stolen. Read the story here!

Daily Photo – The Three Sisters in Fog

Here’s a new photo I recently finished from Shanghai, China. I woke up early to get a sunrise photo, but it was too smoggy/foggy for any good light. I figured, well, as long as I am awake, I should try to be productive… I walked around for a while and the only interesting thing I could see was this… so I launched the quad to get a photo of three of the tallest buildings in China.

The Three Sisters in Fog

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2020-04-09 16:28:11
  • Camera
  • Camera Make
  • Exposure Time
  • Aperture
  • ISO
  • Focal Length
  • Flash
  • Exposure Program
  • Exposure Bias

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Communist Housing in Shanghai

Death and Taxes

This video is too funny. (Click the title to see the full frame.)

Where did all my money go?? from r/funny

Daily Photo – Communist Housing in Shanghai

This is kind of an interesting place, I think! This is part of the old “French Concession” in Shanghai. This particular apartment complex had five different units. As you can see, each unit had it’s own set of water pipes so that the government officials could keep track and make sure one person did use too much of the shared water. It’s the same way up in the bathrooms, where you have to choose one of the five valves for the shower and toilet.

Communist Housing in Shanghai

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-06-18 14:20:16
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/50
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO1600
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Rain in Shanghai

Final Warning!

Okay, this is the Last Day Warning to get the new tripod here. So far, there have been over 23,000 people that have purchased, raising a total of well over $10million! Grab it now… I’ve been using it all around the world for the past few months… you can watch behind-the-scenes videos and more on my YouTube channel.

Here is the most recent of the vids…

Burning Man Traveling Art Show

This piece started a Smithsonian Exhibition and now they are on tour. The first stop is in Cincinnati – worth going to take a look at if you get a chance! You can see more at No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man.

Daily Photo – Rain in Shanghai

China is definitely a weird place. There are a few little spots that are very artsy, hip, and cool. Other places are not like that at all! You never know what you’re gonna get. In this case, I found a cool wall that was made out of beautiful plants and flowers… it made for a nice reflection as the rain was beating down.

Rain in Shanghai

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-06-23 01:32:28
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/20
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO800
  • Focal Length21.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Shanghai Around Midnight

Schitt’s Creek

There’s another great Netflix show recommendation for ya! ๐Ÿ™‚ That Steven Levy cracks me up! ๐Ÿ™‚

Daily Photo – Shanghai Around Midnight

I took to many midnight walks around the Pudong area of Shanghai. It’s very beautiful and great to photograph, but it feels a bit organically dead. There are no restaurants or bars that are open late. There is no activity. This is purely a business district and everyone leaves after the work is done… it’s almost like a ghost-town… or an apocalyptic scene where no humans remain.

Shanghai Around Midnight

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-06-21 02:29:45
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time2
  • Aperture10
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length35.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Chinese Weddings for the Silly Win

No Pain

I came across this really interesting article about a woman that has no pain and no fear. They’ve been studying her DNA to see if they can figure out why and found a few things.

Daily Photo – Chinese Weddings for the Silly Win

I shot this while in Shanghai one day. Almost anywhere you go, you see couples out in lavish outfits taking photos. They usually have their photographers that are dressed in ostentatious ways too. I do find it interesting how the Chinese can be quite homogeneous in many ways, but, at the same time, have such individualistic outfits for their nuptials.

Chinese Weddings for the Silly Win

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-06-19 15:03:15
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/640
  • Aperture4
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length63.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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