Lisbon – Stuck in Customs

Belem Tower in Lisbon

Fierce Grace Yoga

I’ve gotten really into this new yoga studio that opened in Queenstown. It’s a chain that started out of London… maybe you have heard of it before. I like it because it’s pretty chill, they play groovy music, and they encourage you to experiment and fall over and stuff… a very sweet ego-free zone too!

Daily Photo – Belem Tower in Lisbon

This is officially the second place with Rene where he fell into the water. The first time was in Venice, and omg is that an epic story. He actually almost died there because it was the middle of the night. This time, he didn’t die, but he did get a little hurt in a funny way. He had the camera really low to the water and a wave came in and started to carry it away. He ran after it and slipped on the moss, making him land on his ass in a rather hilarious manner. Guys are the worst… we just sit around and laugh whenever our friends get mildly injured by doing something silly.

Belem Tower in Lisbon

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-04-20 20:50:35
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time32
  • Aperture16
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Street Photography in Lisbon

Cute Dog mix

Have you ever seen this mix before? It’s a Maltese mixed with a Papillon!

Daily Photo – Street Photography in Lisbon

One of my favorite things about street photography is finding interesting combinations of naturally occurring events. It’s a fun “sport” because once you see cool combinations, then you see them all the time, even when you are not taking photos. It adds a nice layer on top of the world!

Street Photography in Lisbon

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-04-23 02:20:41
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/8000
  • Aperture
  • ISO1000
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias+1.7

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A Hippie and a Seth

Lisbon Photo Walk Highlights

You’ll see a little behind-the-scenes from today’s shot in the Lisbon photo walk highlights video below!

Daily Photo – A Hippie and a Seth

I have no idea what this guy was saying to Seth while we were in Lisbon, but you can tell it was pretty intense. We were doing a bit of filming on the way to the photo walk and we came across the band down by the shore. They saw all of our equipment and started really engaging with us. Seth is such a nice guy that everyone talks to him about everything – he must find it exhausting at some point!

A Hippie and a Seth

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-04-23 02:16:26
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/8000
  • Aperture
  • ISO3200
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias+1.7

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Belem Tower in Lisbon

The Incredible Winslow

This guy is absolutely amazing. How does someone have this ability?

Daily Photo – Belem Tower in Lisbon

This was on the must-visit list in Lisbon, Portugal. I went here with Rene, and it was another time that he fell in the water. He doesn’t actually do it that much, but 2/3 times have been with me. One time was in a Venice canal just after we had parted ways. Another time was when he stepped on a sea urchin in front of a girl and jumped randomly into the ocean. This reminds me that I need to get to more water-based locations with Rene.

Belem Tower in Lisbon

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-04-20 21:08:17
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time8
  • Aperture8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Pena Palace from the Sky

Russian Wedding Photos

I never get tired of looking at the latest crop of what happens in these Russian Wedding Photos. I was doing some research for this book about Instagram, and it ended up sending me down this rabbit hole once again.

Daily Photo – Pena Palace from the Sky

This was one of my more frightening drone flights! I’m not used to doing a lot of quad excursions that take the unit a few miles away from me, but I decided to go for it here because I might not ever have another chance. Also, there was not really a “perfect” angle to take a photo from the ground. There is lots of space all around it, but it’s covered in trees so you really can’t get a clear view. Getting a shot from the air seemed like the best solution!

Pena Palace from the Sky

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-04-17 19:32:21
  • CameraFC6310
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/15
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length8.8 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Ruins in Sintra, Portugal

Some more favorite photos from Portugal

I really wanna go back! 🙂 Here’s a few favorite scenes from Portugal, starting with a quick video from Porto!

Beautiful Lisbon, Portugal

Pena National Palace In Sintra, Portugal

Porto,  Portugal. What a great place for photography. This photo has a bit of artifice involved, I'm afraid. I took two photos... a longer exposure and then a faster one so that the boat was not moving. I combined them in Photoshop.

Daily Photo – Ruins in Sintra, Portugal

We woke up every morning there to go out into the wild surroundings and see what we could find. These old ruins (well I don’t know if it qualifies as a ruin or not) went up and down the hill and looked amazing in the morning light. I was walking around quite a bit, got tired, then decided just to use the drone. I was up on top of the hill when I took this one, trying to maneuver the drone into the right place to get this composition, which I quite like!

Ruins in Sintra, Portugal

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-04-19 19:51:15
  • CameraFC6310
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/240
  • Aperture3.2
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length8.8 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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A Royal Panorama

Reflection Tip from Milford Sound

Here’s a quick hit tip about making imperfect reflections in Milford Sound.

And here’s one of my favorite photos from this same spot!

The Pink Milk Filled The Bay

Daily Photo – A Royal Panorama

I don’t make a lot of panoramas with my quad, but I thought this was the perfect situation. Usually, it shoots at such a wide angle that panoramas are not even necessary. But I wanted to do something that would end up with a much higher resolution. So I got a lot closer to the castle then normal and took four or five photos across.

A Royal Panorama

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-04-17 21:08:04
  • CameraFC6310
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/640
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length8.8 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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The Two Towers of Lisbon

Three Times for Rene

This location marks the third time Rene has fallen into the water with his camera. The first is when he was trying to impress a girl and stepped on a sea urchin. The second is when he was with me in Venice and fell in a canal. This is the third, during a long exposure when a wave came up and started taking his tripod out to sea and he made a sliding skid into the ocean to save it. A great laugh was had by all!

Daily Photo – The Two Towers of Lisbon

This is the famous Torre de Belém along the edge of Lisbon. It’s an old tower dating back about 500 years. Just out front is a little model of the same place, so I thought it might be fun to do a little artsy photo of the model with the real thing in the background. It’s a little obvious of a shot, I know, but still kinda fun.

The Two Towers of Lisbon

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-04-20 20:38:51
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/15
  • Aperture3.5
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Curtis Exploring Sintra

Going to Portugual? Three places to visit!

If you’re looking to get to Europe but save some money, why not go to Portugal? It’s quite inexpensive and you can easily spend over a week in three places: Lisbon, Sintra, and Porto. Each one is worthy of three days of exploration, and you’ll have some of the best food of your life there! 🙂

Daily Photo – Curtis Exploring Sintra

Every day we made a new trek out into the wild to see what we could find around the Sintra area. It’s quite a vast area and quite mountainous. Well, maybe mountains aren’t the right word. If there was a word between hill and mountain, that would be more accurate. Anyway, at the top of each of them seemed to be another ruin. Or maybe ruin isn’t the right word, because they are not as “ruined” as Roman ruins or others… just sort of abandoned. But, as you can see here, the paint colors and tiles are still very nice even though no one is around. That’s Curtis there near the window taking a photo – I thought it looked a bit better with him in it.

Curtis Exploring Sintra

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-04-19 07:00:14
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture3.5
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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In the streets of Sintra, Portugal

Phillip’s VLog

Here’s a fun video from one of my new friends I met on the European photo walks! Hi Phillip! 🙂

Portugal Travel Tip

If you’re on a limited budget, be sure to check out Portugal! It’s quite inexpensive and extremely beautiful. There are so many places to go see here. The country is much bigger than it looks on a map. I think people think of it as tiny because it looks smallish on the map, with Spain just dominating most of the peninsula. But when you’re on the ground, driving around, etc, you realize how big it is and how much there is to explore.

Daily Photo – In the streets of Sintra, Portugal

What a cool little town this was. We only spent one morning here after visiting the palace, but we had some crazy desserts. I never feel as bad about myself as when I start eating dessert at 10 AM. But hey, it’s Europe, and I figure a lot of that sort of stuff happens all the time here.

In the streets of Sintra, Portugal

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-04-17 09:45:46
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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