Italy – Stuck in Customs

The Hasselblad at F/22

Daily Photo – The Hasselblad at F/22

You know, as much as I make fun of the Hasselblad, I’m very happy with how some of the shots come out. I still do quite a bit of post-processing using Aurora and other tools, but, I have to admit… shooting in Venice at F/22 has its upside. Maybe I will try the Hasselblad again… (tents his fingers like Mr. Burns…)

The Hasselblad at F/22

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  • Date Taken2016-02-10 18:15:27
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time23
  • Aperture22
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length42.0 mm
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  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
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Best of: Italy!

I feel lucky to have had a few trips there… it’s a big country and I look forward to going back when all the Covid stuff is over! 🙂

Vertical Venice
The Best Venice Shooting Time
Leaving Saint Mark’s Square in Venice
Japanese Pavilion 2015 – Key in Hand
Ouissal in Venice
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Manarola While Waiting on Pizza

Daily Photo – Manarola While Waiting on Pizza

We stopped at an amazing restaurant here after our train ride into these amazing little towns along Cinque Terre. This was one of my favorite places, mostly because it was the most photogenic. Usually, after I order food, I get a bit restless and want to go out to take photos, especially in a place like this! So I headed out to launch the drone to try to get a bit of a unique view of this cool little town.

Manarola While Waiting on Pizza

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  • Date Taken2020-07-08 14:04:12
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Floating over Cinque Terre

New Alan Watts Video

You may recognize today’s photo from one of my latest videos…

Daily Photo – Floating over Cinque Terre

Here’s one of the many photos I got with the quad while flying over Cinque Terre. It was an absolutely amazing place and I could definitely see myself living there. What could be better than an amazing coastline with Italian food every night?

Floating over Cinque Terre

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  • Date Taken2020-07-08 14:04:13
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When Venice Flooded

Officially a New Zealand Citizen!

I’m working on getting my passport now… and in the meantime, they sent me this welcome video, which was nice. I think it’s kind of funny how they are using country music in the background! 🙂

Warning… terrible quality recording!

Daily Photo – When Venice Flooded

I didn’t capture it at the peak of the flood when the entire St. Mark’s square was ankle-deep (or deeper). There was still enough water to make for some really nice reflections. I was looking at a lot of stores and stuff around the square, and I can’t imagine how they handle the floods. The doors on most of the spots did not look terribly waterproof!

When Venice Flooded

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  • Date Taken2020-07-08 14:05:37
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Colors of Venice

Lemurs Getting High

I didn’t see any Lemurs doing this in Madagascar, but I wish I would have! It’s really hilarious! 🙂

Daily Photo – Colors of Venice

I’ve spent about three months in Venice in total and I can tell you that most days are foggy and moody like this. I think three months over three different trips is enough of statistical sampling to make this statement true. To me, this is a good thing because it makes for amazing photography. I think when a lot of people go on vacation they want it to be sunny and perfect all the time, but that doesn’t always make for the most romantic photos.

Colors of Venice

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  • Date Taken2016-02-03 09:36:24
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture4.5
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length45.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
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Another Day in Venice

This is what 320 Lasers Look like

I’m not sure what show this is, but these lasers are out of control!

that geometry tho from DMT

Daily Photo – Another Day in Venice

I gotta say, taking a decent photo in Venice is pretty easy. One challenge (if any) is to try not to get too many tourists that “stand out” in the photo. Removing all tourists is almost impossible, so I at least try to wait a few minutes until all the tourists in the photo are non-descript. That is, as you can see in this photo, you can see they are tourists around but they don’t distract from the main point of the photo.

Another Day in Venice

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  • Date Taken2015-05-01 00:27:08
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/100
  • Aperture8
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length12.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
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Waiting for a ride in Venice

6 Days to Air

This documentary is so funny… Here is a link to one of my favorite parts where Trey is voicing the part of a Japanese guy. This particular episode is about people agreeing to Apple’s T&C’s and not reading exactly what is involved.

Daily Photo – Waiting for a ride in Venice

Venice is one of the most romantic places in the world. I absolutely love it, especially when it gets foggy and moody. I like how these gondoliers have these incredible outfits. Have you ever noticed that Italians look cool wearing everything?

Waiting for a ride in Venice

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  • Date Taken2016-01-31 19:08:52
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/250
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length92.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
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A Final Night in Venice

Incredible Talent

Watch how this artist makes these carvings in wood… just wowsers!

Daily Photo – A Final Night in Venice

Here’s a new photo I edited from Venice. I was there for about three weeks, and it wasn’t until the last few days that I finally stopped getting lost! This was edited with Aurora HDR 2019, btw…

A Final Night in Venice

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  • Date Taken2016-01-22 17:21:54
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1
  • Aperture11
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length35.0 mm
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  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
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Beautiful Details in Venice

Joe Rogan and Elon Musk

This entire video is worth watching… it got some flak because Elon does a little weed towards the end of the show, but who cares? That’s just a lot of overly conservative people that complain that think they know something about drugs, but actually do not. Anyway, forget about that… the entirety of the subject matter covered is extremely interesting.

Daily Photo – Beautiful Details in Venice

It goes without saying that this is one of the most photogenic cities in the world. The obvious things are the canals and bridges, but each day, I would give myself a quota of taking photos of 50 detailed objects. This light was really beautiful, and it was hanging over an intersection of two canals. I have no idea how they would change the lightbulbs… they would need a really tall boat or a really tall Italian.

Beautiful Details in Venice

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  • Date Taken2020-07-08 14:32:58
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