Daily Photo – Over Laucala Island
Here’s one of the many amazing villas that are scattered around the resort at Laucala Island in Fiji. It’s one of those situations where you never see your neighbors and you feel incredibly private. So private, in fact, that I spent most of my time inside and outside completely nude. I don’t know why I needed an adverb in front of nude. The word itself is already complete.
… will now be Passport Monday for this week. Sorry for the delay!
Daily Photo – The Biggest Pool in the Southern Hemisphere
When I was here on Laucala Island things were pretty sweet! It’s probably the nicest resort I’ve ever visited and I was completely blown away the entire time. I hear that this place has the biggest pool in the southern hemisphere and who am I to question that? It’s more than big enough to have a pool party. Everyone thought I was pretty cool in my arm floaties.
Daily Photo – The Pool on Laucala Island
What a pool, eh? You’re only seeing it, but they told me it was the largest pool on this side of the planet. I didn’t have any competing pools to argue about this fact with, but I did make a lot of use of the pool. I think about 90% of the photos I got here that I love the most were with the quadcopter. Man, that’s by far my favorite toy of the decade!
Nature Planet – My new favorite series
Enjoy this majestic nature.
Daily Photo – The Dock on Laucala Island
Every day on Laucala Island was just as great as the next. The weather was perfect every day except for a few late afternoon showers every other day or so. But that’s always kind of a fun event because you can feel it going and run under cover to get a book or, in my case, download all my files…
Art on Fire
This looks cool.
Daily Photo – Over the Massive Pool in Laucala
They told me this is the biggest swimming pool in the Pacific Ocean and I have no reason not to believe them! It was absolutely immense! I had a great time swimming around in here and after a bit, I realized I didn’t even know where my stuff was! I was one of the only guests at the resort, so it should not have been that hard. But after swimming randomly around for a quarter of a mile, I didn’t have the faintest idea where my original chair was. I was too embarrassed to ask the staff where my stuff was, so I kept randomly swimming for another half hour until I espied my stash.
Machine Elf 25
This is the most mathematically complex fractal I’ve been working on for a few months. If you’re a math nerd, it’s a variant on the Menger Sponge but I ended up messing with the coefficients so much that you will only occasionally see the source pattern.
Last month, I did another hardcore version of the Menger with the short “Devs Cube (based on the Alex Garland show)” – which is a bit dark and unsettling. Most of my other weird Machine Elf creations have been more calm and meditative. Choosing (or creating) music is very difficult. For this one, I decided to use one of my favorite Jon Hopkins tracks. It’s quite glitchy and full-on, but it works more than enough for me. This song (Everything Connected) is from his latest album.
We’re in the middle of generating a 360 version of this now… so if you have a VR set, it’s quite a ride. Enjoy…
Daily Photo – Floating over a seafront villa on Laucala Island
When I was running around taking photos all over the island, they told me that this is where George Clooney stayed when he came. It’s a little hard to tell from this angle, but that pool is surrounded by this cool angled black basalt rock. It made the blue pop out even more.