Thailand – Stuck in Customs

Boat Action in Thailand

Daily Photo – Boat Action in Thailand

Out on the island of Koh Samui, pretty much everyone seemed to have a boat, and pretty much everyone had a perfect upper body from moving the boat around all day. I thought, man, it might be fun to move here for a year and just get in super good shape and enjoy the island life. I can actually see the appeal of moving here for a while!

Boat Action in Thailand

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-03-21 19:00:37
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1250
  • Aperture4.5
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length29.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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The Temple

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If you’re a Passport Member then you know every Sunday has a brand new video! This week’s is a bit more complex than others because there is quite a bit of work to do in Aurora and Photoshop to make it even better. Enjoy!

The Temple Edit

This has one of those extreme saturation problems that can be difficult to fix in Aurora, but I show you a little bit about how I do it. There is a final cleanup in Photoshop as well in a last step.

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Daily Photo – The Temple

I sneaked down through security to get this photo right at dusk. I don’t know why they didn’t want people down there… probably because it is under construction and they didn’t want anyone to get hurt. But I wasn’t worried about that… I did actually go inside for a while… it was really wild to be in here totally alone.

The Temple

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-07-28 01:11:21
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time2
  • Aperture4.5
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length11.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Heading out for a Snorkel Near the James Bond Island

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Daily Photo – Heading out for a Snorkel Near the James Bond Island

When I was staying at the Ritz-Carlton at Phulay Bay, one day we jumped into a boat and headed over to the archipelago in search of that cool island from one of the early James Bond movies. It turns out there are lots of islands that have that same look with the undercut limestone. The snorkeling is great around here and the water is always perfectly clear. Sometimes, however, when you get out into the ocean, you can see a big floating pile of trash, and that is really kind of depressing…

Heading out for a Snorkel Near the James Bond Island

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-12-29 04:16:04
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/400
  • Aperture4.8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length35.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Fishing Near Bang Saray

Daily Photo – Fishing Near Bang Saray

What a cool place, eh? I love how the Thai people paint all their boats are super bright colors. I think if someone floated by with a boat all painted in soft pastels they would tease them, Thai-fisherman style. I don’t know that for a fact… I really am not sure where Thai fishermen stand on these important social issues…

Fishing Near Bang Saray

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-11-16 09:41:35
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1000
  • Aperture5
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length39.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.3

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Stepping Stones to the Sunset in Koh Samui

Great Joe Rogan Experience

Here’s one of my favorite new ones… I really like this Graham Hancock guy too.

Daily Photo – Stepping Stones to the Sunset in Koh Samui

I would head here almost every night to watch the sunset across the reflecting pool at the Ritz-Carlton in Koh-Samui, Thailand. I even thought about getting a place here for a while, and I still haven’t totally given up on that idea. Thailand would actually be a super cool place to live, I think… I have many friends that have moved there. It’s very safe, housing is cheap, and the food is both great and inexpensive!

Stepping Stones to the Sunset in Koh Samui

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-03-21 00:18:50
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Thailand Deep into the Night

Growing Up without Borders Interview

Here’s a fun interview I did a few days ago! 🙂 Enjoy 🙂

Daily Photo – Thailand Deep into the Night

I rarely take long exposure shots in these tropical places at night, but, when I do, I’m always surprised! It looks a little weird, right? Like it could be daytime but with really strange lighting? I think that’s what I like about long exposure night photography… in that everything comes out a bit surprising!

Thailand Deep into the Night

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-06-28 04:39:59
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time5
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO500
  • Focal Length31.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Drama in Thailand

The Mandalorian

Don’t forget to check out this new amazing show! It’s really well done… better than a lot of the movies in a way!

Daily Photo – Drama in Thailand

One evening in Pattaya I sneaked down through the jungle to get up close to this temple. It wasn’t quite open for public consumption yet, but I simply had to get a photo. I thought the outline of the thing was so epic, so I tried to focus on that in post.

Drama in Thailand

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-07-28 00:13:32
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture7.1
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length10.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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In Studio in Bang Saray

Daily Photo – In Studio in Bang Saray

My friend Chris Craker has an amazing music studio a bit south of Pattaya in Thailand in a little beach town called Bang Saray. I stayed here for about a week and it was cool to watch so many music artists at work together. I don’t really hang out around musicians… I’m kind of a loner artist on my own, so it was super interesting to watch how they all worked and collaborated together.

In Studio in Bang Saray

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-07-28 19:50:45
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1.6
  • Aperture7.1
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length11.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Island-Hopping in Thailand

Cool Article in Wired

Here is a cool article about “The Mystery of Memory” in WIRED magazine that features me, my photography, and a bit of scientific analysis. If you look at it on the web, you’ll see it has an incredibly cool format for scrolling too… never seen anything quite like it!

Daily Photo – Island-Hopping in Thailand

One day while at Phulay Bay, I jumped onto a boat to take a tour of the archipelago. A few of the islands had these little caves where people would have little shops and sell things. You can see one of them tucked away there back underneath the limestone awning.

Island-Hopping in Thailand

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-12-29 11:35:37
  • CameraDSC-RX100M4
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/2500
  • Aperture3.2
  • ISO800
  • Focal Length14.3 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Floating over Krabi

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Daily Photo – Floating over Krabi

Here is a recent processing of a single RAW file I took over Krabi. I never get tired of looking at these pleasant archipelagos out there drifting across the ocean. I’ve thought about spending more time in Thailand, actually… one thing is for sure… you are always guaranteed a good sunset!

Floating over Krabi

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-06-28 19:39:08
  • CameraFC220
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/800
  • Aperture2.2
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length4.7 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias-1.34

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