Florida – Stuck in Customs

Sunrise Florida. USA

Daily Photo – Sunrise Florida. USA

Maybe I’ve been lucky, but every sunrise I’ve seen on the east coast of Florida has been absolutely beautiful. Even on days when it’s quite cloudy, the sun somehow manages to pop through and make the whole scene epic. Besides that, nothing beats a morning walk on the beach to clear your head and get you ready for the day! 🙂

From the new NFT drop on Foundation

Sunrise Florida. USA

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-06-13 06:34:02
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/400
  • Aperture8
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length29.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Miami at Dusk

Daily Photo – Miami at Dusk

Miami is a pretty cool place to shoot because it’s an interesting-looking city and there is a ton of water around to get all sorts of shots. I set this one up to be a bit of a longer exposure to smooth out the water and give the clouds a bit of a trippy effect. And, then, of course, adding a little HDR makes it even better!

Miami at Dusk

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-01-08 12:21:02
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time6
  • Aperture5
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length28.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias+2

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Burlock Restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale

Daily Photo – Burlock Restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale

What a cool-looking place eh? I love these kinds of funky restaurants that have all kinds of crazy lighting. This is one of those open-plan styles where the chefs are in the middle and you get to watch them all the time. I’m not a chef, but I think it would be more fun to be out in the open like this rather than stuck in some back room.

Burlock Restaurant in Ft. Lauderdale

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-01-10 06:58:30
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time8
  • Aperture10
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length12.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+1

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The Odd Number Theory

Daily Photo – The Odd Number Theory

I don’t remember exactly where I heard this theory, but I kind of like it. I believe it had to do with street photography and capturing an interesting number of people. For some reason, an odd number looks more interesting than an even number. I don’t know why. I don’t even know if I believe it…but maybe. I try to do it with objects too… apart from here, where there are 6 cool trees…

The Odd Number Theory

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-01-17 10:21:33
  • CameraFC220
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/850
  • Aperture2.2
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length4.7 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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The Matterhorn at Epcot

Passport Sunday NFT Fun

If you’re a Passport Member then today you’ll get a little tour of what I’ve learned about NFT (Non-Fungible Tokens). You can think of them like bitcoin but for digital art. Strange, right? I’ll break it down for you!

A little lesson on NFTs

I’ll show you two different marketplaces and a little bit about the way NFTs work. It’s a strange world we live in, and it just got stranger! But maybe also a bit more awesome!

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Daily Photo – The Matterhorn at Epcot

As cheesy as it is, Disney World offers all kinds of great photo opportunities. I guess they are still going strong in the middle of Covid, but I haven’t been there in a few years. One of my best recommendations for a photographer is to go to Epcot and take your time taking photos, well into the night. Even after they close, the security is very nice and they let you take as many photos as you like.

The Matterhorn at Epcot

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-12-30 02:06:01
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1600
  • Aperture5
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.3

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Lighthouse with the Pixel phone

Daily Photo – Lighthouse with the Pixel 4 phone

No, this is not product placement for the Google phone! I just love this thing so much and I think it’s fun to share photos with it. It’s not as awesome as my Sony, but, honestly, 99% of the general public who knows nothing about cameras would see very little difference, if any.

Lighthouse with the Pixel 4 phone

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-01-08 17:43:38
  • CameraPixel 2 XL
  • Camera MakeGoogle
  • Exposure Time1/450
  • Aperture1.8
  • ISO50
  • Focal Length4.5 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Moody Clouds in Fort Lauderdale

Daily Photo – Moody Clouds in Fort Lauderdale

There aren’t many bad photos of the Florida coastline… and when the clouds come in and get stormy, everything gets a touch more dramatic. There’s a part of me that wants to be in a Florida hurricane, but I don’t know why… That’s like saying there’s a part of me that wants to be part of the Black Death/Plague. And, maybe there kinda is. Maybe that’s what the Coronavirus is like… yep, I think of the Florida coastline, and then I think of Coronavirus.

Moody Clouds in Fort Lauderdale

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-01-11 20:58:41
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/640
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.7

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Miami before the Cruise

Daily Photo – Miami before the Cruise

Here’s one of the last cruises I took before the whole pandemic thang. That’s a view of Miami from the water just as we left. It was kind of funny… this cruise was with the Summit people, which are a lot like the TED people. In other words, lots of politically active and passionate people mostly on the left. Anyway, on the night we left, Trump got elected… so then everyone on the boat was just so upset and crying for days and days… it was a wild scene!

Miami before the Cruise

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-11-09 06:28:37
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/400
  • Aperture4
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length32.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.3

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Evening Storm Rolling into Naples

Landscapes with Luminar AI

I’ve been using Luminar for a while now, along with Aurora HDR, as my main software for processing images. It’s just so powerful and feature packed which makes editing images even more fun than normal. Recently I got hold of the new Luminar AI which replaces Luminar 4 and it’s great. There is a bunch of AI based stuff on the front end which helps you select templates (think presets) which is great for beginners or to inspire some ideas for processing. For those of us who want to get hands on that is still an option and there are a bunch of new sliders to play around with. Check out the vid below where I process a landscape image and if you’re interested in grabbing the software you can do so here. 🙂

Daily Photo – Evening Storm Rolling into Naples

I can see why Florida has a huge appeal to people who are the beachy sorts. I don’t actually think I am the beachy sort… I’m more the mountainy sort. But I’d do that split about 70/30. I certainly don’t hate the beach and I’ve been having a great time exploring all the beaches on the North Island of NZ. Nothing against Florida or anything, but I think I like the beaches here a bit more because they are so remote you hardly see anyone else… makes it easy for a fun skinny dip or two.

Evening Storm Rolling into Naples

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-01-04 19:57:29
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/20
  • Aperture4
  • ISO500
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1.3

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Naples at Sunset

Daily Photo – Naples at Sunset

It seems kind of lazy just to stroll up and down the beach with my camera at sunset to get the easy shot, but I’m not above being lazy! This was a 3.2-second exposure to smooth out the water just a little bit. Some people will come out here and use an ND filter to do like a 5-minute exposure, which can be quite beautiful too. But I don’t do that because of the aforementioned laziness.

Naples at Sunset

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-01-04 07:12:20
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time3.2
  • Aperture8
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length34.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1.3

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