Spain – Stuck in Customs

The Angels Watched Over Me But Only Gave me Octopus

Comparison of the new Sony A1 with my camera

When Sony announces a new camera and I explore the specs in the press release, it’s honestly too much for me to assess compared to my currently Address a7R Mark 3, so I use this site to compare the two. After seeing this, the only advantage I would actually use is the 8 extra megapixels. There are other good features, but I honestly would not use the difference… I don’t need to shoot 30FPS and the higher video specs are not useful to me, so I’ll just stick with what I have! 🙂

Daily Photo – The Angels Watched Over Me But Only Gave me Octopus

At the very end of the trail of the Santiago de Compostela, we ended up at the famous cathedral where all pilgrims finish their quest. Now, I’m not religious in the slightest, but that’s the same as many people that do the walk across Europe. It’s more of a journey of the self or whatever. Anyway, if there were these angels watching over me to keep me safe, and if they do have more power, I would have appreciated some better food along the way. I was super excited to eat all this amazing Spanish food, but everywhere just kind of served the same basic kind of food… and I could not go a meal without having an octopus tentacle on my plate.

The Angels Watched Over Me But Only Gave me Octopus

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-10-03 04:52:49
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/250
  • Aperture4
  • ISO800
  • Focal Length105.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Gaudi’s Masterpiece

New Deep Fake Comedy

Those guys from South Park have made a new comedy that uses Deep Fake tech to re-create Trump, Zuckerberg, and a ton more… super funny…

Daily Photo – Gaudi’s Masterpiece

I kind of wish I had a wide-angle lens for this photo, but I had a new Hasselblad and I only had a limited number of lenses. But, that’s okay because it forced me to find the most interesting thing to fit inside of that rectangle. You may notice that it has a 3:2 ratio, which is the default for the Hasselblad (I believe). I kept it in that original ratio rather than re-cropping it.

Gaudi’s Masterpiece

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-04-30 08:30:34
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1
  • Aperture8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Colors of Gaudi

Daily Photo – Colors of Gaudi

This guy was quite the visionary to design all of this in his mind. It’s too bad he never got to see it in person. They’re still building the cathedral and I think it’s gonna be another 20 years or so. When you’re inside, however, it looks to be almost 100% complete. The first time I went I didn’t even realize you could go inside, so I missed that opportunity. I don’t know why I didn’t at least go and ask… that’s not like me.

Colors of Gaudi

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-04-30 08:49:13
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time4
  • Aperture11
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Early Morning on the Camino

Daily Photo – Early Morning on the Camino

Every day we would wake up before sunrise (not my favorite thing) to begin our long walk from Portugal to Spain along the Camino. There were 10 of us on the adventure, and we would usually pair up into random twos and have all sorts of conversations. We all mostly talked about science and philosophy, but we also talked about a bunch of really dumb things too!

Early Morning on the Camino

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-09-29 17:51:52
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/40
  • Aperture4
  • ISO3200
  • Focal Length25.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Finding a Restaurant in Ibiza

Daily Photo – Finding a Restaurant in Ibiza

Ibiza has an old medieval area that is surrounded by old fortified walls. Inside, there are all sorts of restaurants and cool nooks and crannies. This is my favorite time of night to shoot, when there is a mixture of ambient and artificial light. Unfortunately, it’s also the time when I’m usually eating dinner… which means I spend over 50% of dinner away from the table and wandering about with my camera!

Finding a Restaurant in Ibiza

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2010-09-23 17:52:14
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/8
  • Aperture6.7
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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The Barcelona Airport

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Editing of the Barcelona Airport Shot

I decided to go quite high-key with this one and ramp up the reflection aspect of the photo. There are a few other tiny little tricks I did in here that you can learn for your photos as well!

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Daily Photo – The Barcelona Airport

Man, I wish all airports had these super-reflective floors. Wouldn’t that be amazing? It’s not like I’m spending much time in airports any more… but maybe while no one is in them, it would be cool if all airports swapped out their floors for mirrors.

The Barcelona Airport

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2010-09-23 08:39:09
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/4
  • Aperture22
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Ibiza Coast at Sunset

Daily Photo – Ibiza Coast at Sunset

We had dinner at a great beachfront restaurant here (I forgot the name), but the sunset was so amazing that I had to make a quick escape to capture some photos! This was different than the nude beach we visited for sure, where I did not take photos. Believe me, even though it sounds like it might be kinda sexy, you don’t want to see a lot of these people in their natural element.

Ibiza Coast at Sunset

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2010-09-24 18:10:05
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/6
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length15.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-2

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The Hotel Arts in Barcelona

European Tour Highlights

I mention the tour below… you’ll see some footage from Barcelona too!

Daily Photo – The Hotel Arts in Barcelona

While on tour in Europe, we stayed at 10 different hotels. The tour was ostensibly for the Ritz-Carlton, but they didn’t have their hotels in every city we stopped in. However, because they are part of Marriott Luxury, they hooked us up with all sorts of other partner hotels. The Bvlgari in Milan, The Edition in London, and here, in the Hotel Arts in Barcelona!

The Hotel Arts in Barcelona

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-04-29 20:06:27
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time0.5
  • Aperture3.2
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length90.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Inside the Mighty Cathedral

Carp with a Human Face

I saw this on Reddit and thought it was pretty cool. Anyone that follows evolutionary trees knows that fish are our distant distant cousins… and then when you see something like this (even though you can’t prove things by anecdote, but DNA instead), it is a bit mind-bending.

(Open the vid to see the full frame)

a carp fish with a "human face" from WTF

Daily Photo – Inside the Mighty Cathedral

I think we spent about three hours here inside Gaudi’s masterpiece. Thanks to Curtis, we had a special art curator from the cathedral get us special access to areas where the public is not allowed. One of the places she took us was up into the upper cloisters where the Pope hangs out when he blows into town.
[La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain]

Inside the Mighty Cathedral

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-04-30 08:35:26
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1
  • Aperture8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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The Boston Harbor, My Updated Portfolio and a New Podcast

Updated Portfolio

I’ve recently updated my Portraits and People Portfolio on SmugMug. You might have to scroll down a bit to see some of the new goodies!

Trey’s 360 Podcast – Craig Mod on hiking, writing, Japanese culture and Leica

On this walk along a section of the Camino in Spain I’m with Craig Mod ( https://craigmod.com/ ). He’s a fantastic writer with some amazing content on walking (hikes) which you should check out… maybe start with his Review of Beds which is fun 🙂 Anyway, in this chat we discuss Craig’s various hikes through Japan and some of his observations on their varied culture. We also talk about his evolution from film cameras to ultimately opting for Leica as his main travel companion.

NOTE: If this is your first time seeing a 360 Video, note you can grab the screen and look anywhere!

And here is the audio version if 360 isn’t your thing:

Enjoy!

Daily Photo – The Boston Harbor

As one of the sunsets was winding up, I decided to start criss-crossing the bridges to see different vantage points. It’s such an easy (and fun!) city to photograph. I ended up doing a few different long exposures, and this one turned out to be my favorite one.

The Boston Harbor

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-08-11 18:10:44
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time0.6
  • Aperture8
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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