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The Water Wall

Daily Photo – The Water Wall

I was looking through my portfolio for a project and stumbled across this image which I don’t think I’ve ever shared on the blog. Somehow it slipped through the cracks! Speaking of projects, check back tomorrow for something new!

The Water Wall

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2012-03-02 23:11:53
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO500
  • Focal Length18.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

Flat Earth. New Zealand.

Daily Photo – Flat Earth. New Zealand.

I always have weird and surreal experiences on this golf course. Firstly, of course I take my camera all over the place along with my clubs so that looks a bit odd to everyone. Also, as it is a private club there is often no-one else nearby on the course so it’s just empty and surreal. I also listen to strange music while I roll around, taking photos, and the stopping occasionally for some golf. When I finished here on 18 one evening, I was actually the last person around… even that awesome clubhouse there in the distance was empty…
From the new NFT drop on Foundation.

Flat Earth. New Zealand.

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2013-03-24 10:27:01
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/13
  • Aperture8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+1

Up and Away. USA.

Daily Photo – Up and Away. USA.

I was lucky enough to be invited by NASA to the final few launches of the Space Shuttle. Wow that really was one of the most impressive things I’ve ever witnessed. What really surprised me is when the wall of sound hit me and how it shook my skeleton like an earthquake.
From the new NFT drop on Foundation.

Up and Away. USA.

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2011-07-08 15:29:58
  • CameraNIKON D3S
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/2500
  • Aperture13
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length50.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

Alive. New Zealand.

Daily Photo – Alive. New Zealand.

There is a cool tree that grows out of the water here. When things are calm, sometimes there are these nice little ripples that come by while the ducks swim around… serene.
From the new NFT drop on Foundation.

Alive. New Zealand.

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2013-06-27 01:30:41
  • CameraNEX-7
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/40
  • Aperture13
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length18.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+1

Lindis. New Zealand.

Daily Photo – Lindis. New Zealand.

I previously thought of mountains as these eternal things that might change a little here and there, but now I look at them in a new way. Maybe it was because I would just visit mountains on occasion, and then I just kind of generally categorized them as “mountain” — but now I am much more interested in how they change over the year and with the weather. Even since learning to paraglide, I’ve come to look at the clouds around them in a new way. It’s been kind of a nice mountain-rediscovery process. Plus, it gives me even more reasons to go out and take photos of them.
From the new NFT drop on Foundation.

Lindis. New Zealand.

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2013-10-29 01:35:27
  • CameraNEX-7
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/800
  • Aperture7.1
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Machine Elf 40 – Oasis Ballerina

My friend Sam Wave released his latest single and I think you’ll love it. I did the visuals with a very different kind of fractal you can see in the link below. It’s a very liquid, molten glass sort of ballerina dance that feels good with his music.

A 360/VR version of the video is available on Sam’s channel over here.
See more from Sam over here.
Or here.
Or here.

The Tunnel Beach. New Zealand.

Daily Photo – The Tunnel Beach. New Zealand.

This is a really beautiful and unique beach just south of Dunedin. It’s not a drive-up-and-visit-beach. It’s a drive-up-and-walk-a-long-way-then-down-a-long-tunnel-beach. Once we got down there, hardly anyone was around. The views are amazing, and we even saw a few cliff divers later in the day.
From the new NFT drop on Foundation

The Tunnel Beach. New Zealand.

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2013-01-05 08:15:58
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture11
  • ISO50
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-2

Slow Rain. New Zealand.

Daily Photo – Slow Rain. New Zealand.

In Milford, when it rains, the mountains pour. I tell most people when they go that rain is probably one of the best weather situations down there which isn’t often the case for photography… literally THOUSANDS of waterfalls. I believe I took this one right by the tunnel that leads from one side of these massive mountains to the other. The waterfalls are crazy on both sides… mind-blowing, really. Whoever built that tunnel and road to Milford Sound, THANK YOU!
From the new NFT drop on Foundation

Slow Rain. New Zealand.

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-12-21 09:13:11
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/15
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length60.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Below. New Zealand.

Daily Photo – Below. New Zealand.

Sometimes you have one of those days where you just can’t take a bad photo. This was one of those days. When the weather is cooperating and you’re in a magical place, there’s just no going wrong. These days stand out to me because they so rarely happen! This day in Glenorchy was definitely one of these magical occurrences… I was getting great photos on the ground, but then I launched the drone and the photos got to the next level. This is a panorama comprised of 9 different shots.
From the new NFT drop on Foundation

Below. New Zealand.

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-10-20 08:40:27
  • CameraFC330
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/675
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length3.6 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramUnknown (58655)
  • Exposure Bias

Pacific Coast Highway. USA.

Daily Photo – Pacific Coast Highway. USA.

5:30 AM. Alarm goes off. It’s always painful. People that say they are “morning people” — I think they are lying. But, when in a beautiful place like here along the Pacific Coast Highway in California, I always force myself, military style, to pop out of bed. On this occasion, my room had a little fireplace and everything which made it even harder to get out of bed! After I got downstairs, I started a little hike to get a good vantage of the coast and the sunrise.
From the new NFT drop on Foundation

Pacific Coast Highway. USA.

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2021-12-10 17:03:06
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/30
  • Aperture8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+1