Bora Bora – Stuck in Customs

An Amazing Night in Bora Bora

Daily Photo – An Amazing Night in Bora Bora

I had just arrived at the Four Seasons in Bora Bora when I took this and what an amazing time it was there. This is the view from the Sunset Bar, and you can see the bungalows glowing under the ancient volcano.

I took this with a Leica 21mm f/1.4 lens. Much to my shock, I recently lost this lens and I have no idea where in the world it is. I’ve actually lost a few lenses and I just can’t figure out how I can be so irresponsible. Oh well, it gives me the chance to get new ones and do a little upgrade!

Bora Bora, Polynesia

An Amazing Night in Bora Bora

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-06-23 20:52:45
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time25
  • Aperture
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Sunset in Bora Bora

Daily Photo – Sunset in Bora Bora

Here’s another of those fun Bora Bora shots from back when drone photography was a case of throwing a GoPro up in the air with some blades attached and hoping for the best, mixed with a little bit of experience. Thank you, photography gods.

Sunset in Bora Bora

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-06-27 15:47:10
  • CameraHero3-Black Edition
  • Camera MakeGoPro
  • Exposure Time1/120
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO136
  • Focal Length2.8 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Out and About in Bora Bora

Daily Photo – Out and About in Bora Bora

A little alone time while out and about in Bora Bora.

Out and About in Bora Bora

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-06-27 09:52:11
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/2000
  • Aperture4
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias-1

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Random Bora Bora Exploration

Daily Photo – Random Bora Bora

Here’s a photo from my trip to Bora Bora back in 2014. Back then it was a good old GoPro that you attached to your drone. No built-in cameras on those older models. Changed days now with some great sensors on even on the consumer DJIs.

Random Bora Bora

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-06-25 09:12:37
  • CameraHero3-Black Edition
  • Camera MakeGoPro
  • Exposure Time1/2100
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length2.8 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Bora Bora Bora. Bora Bora.

Daily Photo – Bora Bora Bora. Bora Bora.

Here in Tahiti is one of the first places I took my family on an exotic location. The kids loved it. They basically stayed in the water 100% of the time. When I wasn’t playing with them, I would sneak away to take photos of this incredible archipelago.

From the new NFT drop on Foundation

Bora Bora Bora. Bora Bora.

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-06-29 16:24:32
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/13
  • Aperture18
  • ISO64
  • Focal Length33.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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One from the Archive

Daily Photo – One from the Archive

Here’s an image back from when I was first playing with drones. Back then you had a GoPro attached to it and sent it off on its journey, pretty much guessed the shot and brought it back. You never knew what you’d get until later. It was lots of fun but the more recent models are definitely an improvement!

One from the Archive

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-06-24 09:49:53
  • CameraHero3-Black Edition
  • Camera MakeGoPro
  • Exposure Time1/2400
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length2.8 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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To Swim with Sharks

Animal Kingdom Photo Tip

When the mood strikes me, I often create tip videos for Passport Members! I do at least one a week, and after they are over a year old, I share them here with everyone. Here’s one of them about some compositional photo tips while at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

Daily Photo – To Swim with Sharks

For some reason on our family trip to Bora Bora, we decided to go swim with sharks. This is a photo from the boat ride out there. It could not have been more serene and beautiful. The serenity only made everyone more nervous. Well, I wasn’t worried… I’m just not a worrier, I suppose. I don’t think they would have let us do it if it wasn’t pretty safe. Resorts aren’t in the habit of actively killing their guests. Even my daughter Isabella, who is the biggest worrier of the group, jumped into the fun!

To Swim with Sharks

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-06-27 09:52:11
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/2000
  • Aperture4
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias-1

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Decisions, Decisions

Antarctica Show!

Join me for a recent Live FB show where I tell a few stories from Antarctica!

Daily Photo – Decisions, Decisions

Which one to swim in? Is it better to swim in the pool that is body-temperature or the ocean down below where it’s also body-temperature? These are the kind of life-or-death decisions you have to make on vacation sometimes. In this particular case, I chose both and was pretty happy with both decisions. This was shot at the Four Seasons in Bora Bora — what a spot!

Decisions, Decisions

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-06-24 12:09:49
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/60
  • Aperture16
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length27.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Paddleboard Yoga

Floating over Bora Bora

Here’s one of the first quadcopter videos I ever made here in Bora Bora… a little throwback video time! 🙂

Daily Photo – Paddleboard Yoga

Here’s one of my favorite yoga instructors in the world. She was Spanish and always had the funniest little sayings. I would always laugh while she was teaching yoga… something I don’t usually do. One day I was flying the quad and she took the paddleboard out and started goofing around on it so I could get some fun photos like this one! 🙂

Paddleboard Yoga

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-06-25 07:51:30
  • CameraHero3-Black Edition
  • Camera MakeGoPro
  • Exposure Time1/950
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length2.8 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Over the Breaking Waters

Swimming with Whales

Speaking of whales (below), I’d really enjoy swimming with them, I think. I’ve swum with a pod of wild spinner dolphins in Hawaii, and that was really great. I also really enjoyed my time with the elephants in Botswana… so I think I need to get whales on my list next!

Daily Photo – Over the Breaking Waters

This is a favorite photo from Bora Bora. I’ve always enjoyed looking at those aerial photos from space and seeing how the ocean water changes as it brushes up against some of these sorts of islands. My local friends there told me they can walk up to the edge and almost touch the whales as they migrate along the coast.

Over the Breaking Waters

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-06-25 09:05:40
  • CameraHero3-Black Edition
  • Camera MakeGoPro
  • Exposure Time1/3800
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length2.8 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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