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Rooftop Drinks in Budapest

Highlights from the Budapest Photo walk

You’ll see some of the footage of Hans and his band when they join us for the walk! 🙂

Daily Photo – Rooftop Drinks in Budapest

This was a really fun night! We started out by getting invited to Hans Zimmer’s concert in Budapest, Hungary. My crew from the road trip had just invited them out to the photowalk a few days before so they returned the invite. Then, after an eye-wateringly good concert, we ended up walking through this hotel to get to the rooftop bar, and Hans and his whole band was eating in the lobby! What a small world!

Rooftop Drinks in Budapest

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  • Date Taken2017-05-29 21:03:29
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time4
  • Aperture13
  • ISO50
  • Focal Length12.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

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The Ritz-Carlton in Budapest

Budapest Video

Here’s a video I made about Budapest and our photo walk while I was there. Enjoy!

Daily Photo – The Ritz-Carlton in Budapest

On our first night here, we went up to the roof to launch the drone and take some photos. This was my first time to Budapest and I was really impressed at how beautiful everything was. Also, the food was incredible while being quite inexpensive.

The Ritz-Carlton in Budapest

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  • Date Taken2017-05-30 20:53:15
  • CameraFC6310
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/30
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO680
  • Focal Length8.8 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Bathhouses in Budapest

Daily Photo – Bathhouses in Budapest

There are different old Turkish baths all over Budapest. This particular one had about seven different pools, and this was the most ornate. I’m not 100% sure, but I think the roof can partially retract too. I can imagine that a century earlier it would have probably been the coolest place to hang out in town. Underneath this pool, there are a few other hot baths… some of which were way too hot for me.

Bathhouses in Budapest

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  • Date Taken2017-05-31 12:27:41
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/80
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length11.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+1.3

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Behind the Scenes in Budapest

Budapest Passport Sunday Day!

If you’re a Passport Member then today you get to see a little behind-the-scenes in Budapest when Hans Zimmer joined my little photo walk. What a great time! Below, I’ll add a few photos from Budapest including one from Hans’ concert there.

Beautiful Budapest

Olya in the Turkish Bath

Sunbathing In Budapest

There’s Parliament Again

And now, video time…

Behind the Scenes in Budapest

Here’s a new video you haven’t seen before! This shows some of the behind-the-scenes when I was in Budapest when we were doing the 10-city tour across Europe. You’ll also see a bit from our photo walk when Hans Zimmer showed up with his whole band! 🙂

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Tane on a Bench

Burning Man Photowalk Announced!

Burning Man Photowalk Info Hi Friends!!! I’ll see you Wednesday night at 7:30 PM just outside of Center Camp for my 10th Annual Burning Man Photowalk! This event is great if you’re totally new to photography or like mega-advanced. There’s lots of inspiration… tips… tricks… advice… philosophy… hugs… love… all that good stuff! 🙂

We’ll start off from Center Camp and then end up at the Pink Heart camp where my friend Curtis Simmons is getting playa-married. After that, we’ll end up back at my camp (Camp Walter) around 9:30 or 10 PM where we are hosting a speakeasy. Join us for that too!

P.S. Here’s my Burning Man Survival Guide.

Speaking of Burning Man…

Check out this cool video that highlights a lot of the art that is there on the playa.

Daily Photo – Tane on a Bench

I’m excited to get Tane back on tour with us again! If you’ve joined me at any of my USA or Canada art talks, maybe you’ve seen him around. Go ahead, take pictures of him. He loves it. And he has about 1,000 smoldering poses he’s ready to dish out to you.

Tane on a Bench

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  • Date Taken2017-06-01 19:22:34
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/8000
  • Aperture
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Budapest with Olya and Tane

Hans Zimmer on Netflix

There’s a lot of bad stuff on Netflix. There’s a lot of GOOD stuff too… I should put together my recommendation list… I’m very picky. But one thing is definitely the Hans Zimmer concert. Check that out and make sure you have good speakers or earphones! 🙂

Daily Photo – Budapest with Olya and Tane

Here’s a photo I took before the Hans Zimmer concert while I was getting my camera ready for action. I had never shot a concert before, but I had a feeling I should use my Leica lenses… so I whipped out my 35mm F/1.4 and took some warm-up photos… this is one I took of Tane and Olya.

Budapest with Olya and Tane

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  • Date Taken2020-07-08 17:20:54
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Hans Zimmer Live in Budapest, Hungary

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Check out Hans Zimmer on Netflix!

You can watch his concert on Netflix. I think you’ll absolutely love it, and you’ll recognize many of his songs from various movies.

I used this photo in a special book I made for Hans and his team. I actually only made one book… so it’s a rather limited edition!

Daily Photo – Hans Zimmer Live in Budapest, Hungary

I was thrilled to go see two of Hans Zimmer’s concerts in Europe. This was my very first one, and I was really overwhelmed! Actually, my camera and stuff was confiscated by security on the way in, which was a real bummer. I hate to call in favors, but I sent a note to Hans’ team, and they were able to get my goodies during the intermission. So that allowed me to get some photos during the second half of the performance.

Hans Zimmer Live in Budapest, Hungary

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  • Date Taken2017-06-01 22:29:15
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1.6
  • Aperture4
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length11.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Evenings in Budapest, Hungary

Budapest Highlight Video

I recently re-watched this video, and it’s pretty good! I’m always a bit hard on myself. Also, for this one, Hans Zimmer was in the crowd, so I was a little nervous! I had to give a bunch of little public speeches and I didn’t want him to think I was an idiot. I mean, I am, kinda, but I didn’t want him to think it, so it made me extra-nervous.

Daily Photo – Evenings in Budapest, Hungary

As far as I can tell, every night in Budapest is pretty much like this! It seems to be a very young city; well, at least that is who I notice out most of the day. This is one of the central locations here. It’s sort of a public illuminated bath area across from the Ritz-Carlton. Well, this is not really a bath because you’re not supposed to get inside, but it’s always surrounded by a bunch of happy people drinking wine and having snacks. We passed it almost every night on the way back home.

Evenings in Budapest, Hungary

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  • Date Taken2017-05-30 21:35:28
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time3.2
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length26.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.7

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Sunbathing in Budapest

Funny video I saw on Reddit

Well I see a ton of funny stuff on there… but I subscribe to the introvert subreddit and saw this video about Introverts vs. Extroverts. Pretty funny and true I think!

Daily Photo – Sunbathing in Budapest

Haha I don’t even know why I took this picture but I do find it amusing. One thing this photo does not get across is that this woman stood there for 30 minutes in the exact same position. I was having a walk around the city by myself on the last day there, and I saw this lady down by the water. I thought it strange and somewhat amusing… and then I doubled back about half an hour later, and she was still there! So then, I thought, well now I gotta take a photo.

Sunbathing in Budapest

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  • Date Taken2017-06-08 15:24:27
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1250
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length240.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Another View of the Turkish Baths

Conan at the Spa

This is a funny video that reminds me of my time in the Korean spa in Seoul!

New Sony A7r Mark 3 Review!

I just put the finishing touches on the Sony a7R III Review here on the site. Enjoy! Just below here are 3 sample photos I took with this machine…

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Daily Photo – Another View of the Turkish Baths

Public baths are such a strange thing to Americans, but they are popular in many places around the world. I’ve visited them in Germany, Korea, Turkey, Japan, and now here in Budapest. These were some of the most beautiful, by far. Also, it was nice how no one got creeped out while I was carrying around a camera. This one was not fully nude, though, so that probably took the edge off. I think my first one was in Korea, where everyone was fully nude. I remember I got this sea-salt rubdown that took off about three pounds of skin and was crazy-painful!

Another View of the Turkish Baths

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  • Date Taken2017-05-31 12:04:33
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/10
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length12.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.7

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