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On the Launch Pad

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Today you’ll see the fun edit of today’s photo of the Space Shuttle on the launchpad at night. I mean, that is, if you are one of our awesome Passport Members!

Processing On the Launch Pad

Here’s another fun edit where I made it extra moody. I also heavily darkened some of the areas that were ugly or distracting. Enjoy!

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Daily Photo – On the Launch Pad

I almost called this On the Pad, but that didn’t ring quite right. I noticed that while I was editing this photo that I wasn’t using a tripod. I’m not sure why this is. I’m sure I had one with me, but I took it so long ago that I forgot. Maybe I raised it way over my head to minimize the fence. I mean, honestly, who knows.

On the Launch Pad

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2011-07-07 19:33:11
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/60
  • Aperture5
  • ISO800
  • Focal Length85.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

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A Cruise in Miami

Daily Photo – A Cruise in Miami

I took this photo a few years ago after I got off a cruise there in Miami. Isn’t it hard to imagine going on a cruise again? I mean, maybe in a few years when they have all this infection stuff settled… but right now, no way. I know a lot of people out there are having problems with this shit economy, but you can always be thankful that you don’t own a cruise line, hey?

A Cruise in Miami

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-11-13 06:00:27
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/640
  • Aperture4
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length33.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

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Exploring the Old Rockets at NASA

Daily Photo – Exploring the Old Rockets at NASA

If you’re a rocket enthusiast, then the museums at NASA are a must. I’m a little bit of a rocket nerd so I found it pretty exciting. That, plus being a photo nerd, was a perfect combo. Also, you get a leeway when it comes to using extreme HDR when taking photos of all this epic hardware.

Exploring the Old Rockets at NASA

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2011-04-28 14:41:26
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/8
  • Aperture6.7
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Space Shuttle Launch

Great Podcast recommendation

I don’t know how I stumbled across “Off-Book” but it’s one of the funniest podcasts I’ve ever heard. They don’t have a lot of videos, but here is one of them…

Daily Photo – Space Shuttle Launch

I felt really lucky to be invited by NASA to the final few launches of the Space Shuttle. I ended up taking about 5,000 photos because I had no idea what the heck was going on. I had never been to the launch of a spaceship before, so there was a lot of guesswork when it came to the settings. Now that I’ve been to a few, I’m a little less slapdash when it comes to actually getting a decent shot.

Space Shuttle Launch

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2011-05-16 07:55:52
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/2000
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length300.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

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Katie Ann on the Beach

Jim Carrey Graduation Speech

One of the best I’ve heard!

Daily Photo – Katie Ann on the Beach

While in Fort Lauderdale, I was taking a ton of beach photos but they started to get a little boring. They looked pretty much like every other beach shot, especially during the day time. So I decided to invite over one of my model-friends, Katie Ann to do a bit of posing.

Katie Ann on the Beach

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-01-11 02:08:57
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/4000
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO800
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias-0.7

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A Secret Spot in Fort Lauderdale

Daily Photo – A Secret Spot in Fort Lauderdale

Here at the base of the Ritz-Carlton in Fort Lauderdale is a restaurant/bar and small shop that caters to rum experts. I am not a rum expert, but I did try quite a bit while there, I have to say. After that, I still cannot say I am a rum expert… especially since after the third concoction they all kind of tasted the same to me. But, either way, the decor and service were absolutely amazing, especially when paired with the amazing meal!

A Secret Spot in Fort Lauderdale

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-01-10 07:04:17
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time6
  • Aperture10
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length12.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.3

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Sunrise in Fort Lauderdale

Daily Photo – Sunrise in Fort Lauderdale

Maybe I’ve been lucky, but every sunrise I’ve seen on the east coast of Florida has been absolutely beautiful. Even on days when it’s quite cloudy, the sun somehow manages to pop through and make the whole scene epic. Besides that, nothing beats a morning walk on the beach to clear your head and get you ready for the day! 🙂

Sunrise in Fort Lauderdale

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-06-13 06:34:02
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/400
  • Aperture8
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length29.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Family in Fort Lauderdale

Trey’s 360 Podcast – Craig Mod, Behind the Podcast

While walking the Camino in Spain last year I recorded this chat with Craig Mod as he was recording our chat for himself. You’ll find us discussing all sorts but there is a bunch of useful info in here for those of you who might be thinking about how you can approach one of these long hikes as a complete novice.

Find out more about Craig and his awesome writing at his site: https://craigmod.com/

NOTE: The battery dies part way through on the 360 camera but the audio lives on!

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

And here is the audio only version…

Daily Photo – Family in Fort Lauderdale

I found taking photos in Ft. Lauderdale to be a little difficult, to tell you the truth. There’s nothing wrong with the place, but there are not many iconic places or even cool “secret” places. I mean, there’s a few… but it’s mostly beach. When I’m in these situations, I usually look for cool street photography, or, in this case, beach photography. It’s fun to find interesting family situations and try to capture a tableau vivant.

Family in Fort Lauderdale

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-06-13 14:54:24
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/640
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length105.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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The Creepy Haunted House

3D Printed Village

I saw this article about a 3D Printed Village that is coming soon to a Latin American country near you… awesome!

Daily Photo – The Creepy Haunted House

Somehow, I talked the Disney people into letting me behind the velvet rope to take some photos! These Disney Imagineers are so amazing at their set design… I don’t even know how they do it all, or even where they source their materials. I do my own humble best to try to capture it…

The Creepy Haunted House

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2011-07-09 11:30:44
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1
  • Aperture6.7
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Trump 2020?

Here are 10 photos +1 bonus at the rallies near the Trump event in Orlando, Florida the other day. Hey, I live in New Zealand, so I don’t have a dog in the hunt. All the streets were shut down, so I decided to visit both rallies; there are five photos from each rally… Pro and Anti. I’ll alternate the photos Anti/Pro. And the bonus photo is of the awesome police in the rain, standing ready to deal with Florida Man. I don’t know if you know about Florida Man, but if you do, you do.

Anti-Trump #1 – A giant inflatable baby Trump. I don’t know if it was the same one from London or a replicate.

Pro-Trump #1: This keeps your car cool when the sun is out. This child with an NRA shirt said one guy offered him $200 for it. He said no, but if I gave him $300, we had a deal!

Anti-Trump #2: This guy was dancing while the Mariachi band from Mexico was playing a tune.

Pro-Trump #2: That guy has two thumbs.

Anti-Trump #3: She jumped the wall, I suppose!

Pro-Trump #3: I asked this kid on my Insta story was his real hair and he said, “I wish!”

Anti-Trump #4 Some fun bedtime stories for the kids…

Pro-Trump #4: The line to get into the arena was several miles long… people traveled from all over to get here.

Anti-Trump #5: Meanwhile, at the other rally.

Pro-Trump #5: Yes, there was a scattering of LGBTTQQIAAP peeps in line to get into the arena to cheer for Trump.

Bonus Photo: Policemen stand by in the rain, ready to deal with Florida Man.
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