Singapore – Stuck in Customs

The Ships Sailing into Singapore

MDMA Treatment

Here’s a great video that highlights some of the new research being done. I know several people that have gone through this treatment for PTSD, Depression, and Anxiety and results have been amazing.

Daily Photo – The Ships Sailing into Singapore

I do really enjoy visiting Singapore for the sights, but I never quite feel “at home” or comfortable there. I’m not sure why. I think maybe because it doesn’t feel very organic. It feels a bit master-planned… sort of the opposite of some small town in Europe that has been there since medieval times and then slowly evolved into something that just feels nice and cozy.

The Ships Sailing into Singapore

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  • Date Taken2018-03-25 00:46:44
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time2.5
  • Aperture4
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length105.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Tokyo in Singapore

Passport Sunday!

Yeah… I know it’s technically Monday in a bunch of places but I’m sure it’s maybe Sunday… somewhere… sorry for the delay. 🙂

If you’re a Passport member, today you get to see the edit of today’s daily photo! Also, above is a vid that delves into the comments on red that I make in today’s video for Passport members.

Singapore Tokyo

This is one of those occasions when HDR makes a huge difference in an image as you’ll see from the before and after in the video.

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Daily Photo – The Red Gates

The Red Gates

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-02-11 22:14:09
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time6
  • Aperture5
  • ISO64
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Inside the Inside Rainforest

Elon Musk vs. Elon Musk

I don’t know who took the time to make this video but it’s hilarious.

Daily Photo – Inside the Inside Rainforest

Here’s another view of this rather ridiculous monstrosity in Singapore. I guess when you have a ton of money you come up with ideas like, “Hey let’s build a rainforest with waterfalls indoors!” And then everyone else around the conference table would ring in with cheers. I do actually wonder how these things are funded. I assume its a mix of government money and private capital. It might be boring, but a documentary about the financing of these kinds of projects would be quite interesting.

Inside the Inside Rainforest

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  • Date Taken2018-03-27 01:07:17
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time0.4
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length28.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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A Miniature Kyoto

Daily Photo – A Miniature Kyoto

I forgot where exactly I saw this intricate little model, but I’m pretty sure it was in Singapore, judging by the windows way in the back. The attention to detail is crazy. It reminds me a little of what Steve Carrell’s character would do in that movie Dinner with Schmucks, which is a fun movie I’d highly recommend!

A Miniature Kyoto

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  • Date Taken2018-03-26 23:21:01
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/10
  • Aperture9
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length27.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Flying over Singapore

Daily Photo – Flying over Singapore

This was actually NOT flying over Singapore, but a picture from my hotel bathroom. I always imagined that I would take some luxurious bath and look out at the window at the city, but I never did it. The only thing I did in the bathtub was to set up my tripod to take this photo. I zoomed in to about 90mm to focus on that rather cool building. The bigger one in the back is the one that has the rainforest and waterfalls.

Flying over Singapore

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-03-25 00:26:45
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time0.6
  • Aperture4
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length93.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias+2

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Indoor Waterfalls in Singapore

Cool Burning Man Video!

Here’s a new highlight video from Burning Man 2019 – its theme of “Metamorphasis” now seems presciently apropos eh?

Until last week when it was canceled I’d put my odds on Burning Man this year at an optimistic 50/50 since it was over 5 months away… However, I know Burners, and none of them would be afraid to hug people… so even if there is just one person with a virus, all 80,000 will have it by the end. At the very least I’m sure the R0 contagion rate would be a tad higher than my grade-school church dances where we could barely see our partner in many Victorian layers from across the room.

I have more videos on the way… if you check my YouTube here – you can see in the description that I also am giving away my best photography tutorial for free… something to keep you busy in all this free time! Also, this BM video was not made by me to be clear – it was made by Morgan Oliver-Allen and I think it’s amazing!

Daily Photo – Indoor Waterfalls in Singapore

I’ve always thought Singapore was a bit of a strange city. I can’t quite put my finger on it, but nothing feels 100% organic there, even though they try really hard. For one thing, it’s super-hot most of the year, so most of the attractions are inside. This is one of the inside rainforests, which obviously sounds quite unnatural. I mean, as far as unnatural things go, I guess it’s pretty cool!

Indoor Waterfalls in Singapore

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-03-27 01:01:55
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time3.2
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length19.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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The Lightshow in Singapore

Psychedelic and MDMA research expanding at Johns Hopkins

Here’s a new article about psychedelic and MDMA research being done at Johns Hopkins Medicine. I think this is great stuff and I fully support it.

Trey’s 360 Podcast – Dr. Jack Horner on the Conscious Slime Mold

When he’s not discovering and naming Maiasaura, or advising on the Jurassic Park movies (where he was part of the inspiration for Sam Neill’s character) Dr. Jack Horner has some fascinating things to say about slime mold.

Check out the other episodes on your favourite streaming services (iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify or in some regions Google Play).

Or you can watch the 360 versions here.

Daily Photo – The Lightshow in Singapore

Every night in Singapore there is a big light show with lasers and music and all sorts of stuff going on. There are thousands of good photos already, so I was running around trying to find a few unique angles to catch the action. Here’s one that I kinda like. This is the Marina Bay Sands hotel and that huge structure that goes across all three buildings is actually a swimming pool.

The Lightshow in Singapore

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-03-26 01:02:36
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time10
  • Aperture10
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length105.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias+2

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The Light Show in Singapore

Opulent Temple

Here’s one of my favorite go-to Soundcloud artists, Opulent Temple. They are one of the many “sound” camps that go to Burning Man every year.

Daily Photo – The Light Show in Singapore

A few times every night, there is a big laser light show that seems to please people. I’ve seen it many times and finally decided to try to get a photo of it. I think this photo is not that good, to be honest. It seems a bit banal. That’s probably my fault, as I was probably feeling a bit nihilistic when I took this.

The Light Show in Singapore

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-03-26 02:15:08
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/5
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO500
  • Focal Length35.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Shopping in Singapore

Burning Man Survival Guide

Have you read my Burning Man Survival Guide? I’m thinking of making a more blog-friendly version of it here… but I can tell that will take quite a bit of time.

Daily Photo – Shopping in Singapore

There may be something wrong with me in that I enjoy taking photos of places that people shop rather than shopping. I almost do zero shopping… I’ve turned into more and more of a minimalist. Mostly, I spend money to buy experiences and travel rather than physical goods. That’s one reason I enjoy going to Burning Man so much… it is a giant expense, but it’s always worth it… so far, I come away with great stories and a few decent photos!

Shopping in Singapore

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  • Date Taken2018-03-26 00:34:14
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time0.3
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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The Art Zoo in Singapore

Hitchens

I just updated my book list over at my Kit.com to include the book by Christopher Hitchens called “God is not Great.” I listened to the audiobook, which I also recommend because he has an incredible voice too!

Daily Photo – The Art Zoo in Singapore

I was watching this all the time out of my room at the Ritz-Carlton there. I was wishing my girls were with me. This is the kind of place they would love. But, I also thought it looked like a really fun place to HDR! I’m not exactly sure what all that stadium seating is for… Maybe they clear out all the kid stuff and use that for a big outdoor performance stage.

The Art Zoo in Singapore

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-03-25 00:42:01
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time0.3
  • Aperture4
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length62.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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