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Singapore from Above

Daily Photo – Singapore from Above

I think this looks a little bit like a bra for two very different breast sizes. I don’t know why I see that… probably a bit of Rorschach. It actually wasn’t too easy to get to this spot to take the photo because it was pretty much at the limit of the quadcopter. I kept losing contact with the quad and it would start to fly home automatically. Frustratingly, I had to keep taking control and forcing it to go as far as possible.

Singapore from Above

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-03-26 16:57:29
  • CameraFC220
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/100
  • Aperture2.2
  • ISO166
  • Focal Length4.7 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

Passport Sunday Early Preview

If you’re a Passport Member then today you’ll get to see an early cut of a new fractal creation. I think this one is going to be very meditative. I’m trying to look for a good meditation to lay on top… maybe something from Mooji!

Machine Elf Demo Reel

Here’s a little highlight reel I made of most of the fractals created up until March of this year. I’ve done many more since, so I’m looking forward to making a new cut soon!

Onwards!

Inside the Flower painting

I think this one is coming along very well. I’m about halfway done. Here’s what I want to change + add.
– I don’t like the violent spins in the beginning, so I will insert more frames
– I think some of the colors are too bright – especially that neon green
– I’m gonna try to get it back to that flower thing at the end… not sure how I’ll do that.
– I want to make it about twice as long

Anyway, enjoy this early preview!

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Scarlett and Dad (me)… a new Podcast!

Scarlett and Dad: One of Us is Sane – Episode 1: Aliens

Scarlett (my 12-year old) and I jump on Zoom to discuss some of the world’s most important issues. Episode 1. Aliens. Enjoy.

Do Not Enter

Daily Photo – Do Not Enter

How cool is this little pirate cave? I was boating around a bunch of the smaller islands near Krabi, Thailand and came across this little cave. I really wanted to go in anyway, especially when I see a sign that says “Do Not Enter” – that only makes me more curious!

Do Not Enter

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-06-29 15:43:25
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/100
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length61.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

Ballooning From Above

Daily Photo – Ballooning From Above

After living here in Queenstown for 10 years, I finally decided to do a hot air balloon ride. There were two balloons, and that was a nice surprise, as some of my best photos were of the other balloon. The landscape shots were cool of course, but I really think this top-down perspective is interesting.

Ballooning From Above

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2020-03-01 08:51:44
  • CameraILCE-7RM4
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/2500
  • Aperture4
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

Along the Beach in Nice

Daily Photo – Along the Beach in Nice

While on the bus tour across Europe, we made a quick stop in Nice for breakfast and a beach walk. The beach is super popular, but the only bad thing is there is no sand. It’s one of those beaches with big rocks that makes walking a little challenging, and certainly not smooth enough to lay out a beach towel and relax. Maybe the French people have inflatable things to lay on out there. I don’t know… I don’t understand the French. 🙂

Along the Beach in Nice

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-05-01 13:13:07
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/500
  • Aperture8
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

Monni at the Pond

Daily Photo – Monni at the Pond

While we were out on the farm, every day we’d hike to a different spot to grab photos. I thought this mountaintop tarn (is it a tarn?) looked pretty incredible and I asked Monni to go stand over there to give it some scale. I don’t often add people to photos, but I think it works really well here.

Monni at the Pond

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2020-07-21 15:52:44
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/320
  • Aperture5
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

Floating in Singapore

Daily Photo – Floating in Singapore

Pretty much the only reason this place exists is for Instagram photos. I guess there is nothing wrong with that, but it does get a little annoying watching people do the same poses over and over again. I mean, you can take like 30 or 45 seconds… but 10+ minutes can be A LITTLE MUCH.

Floating in Singapore

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-03-27 23:04:43
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/100
  • Aperture3.5
  • ISO1600
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

Gaudi’s Masterpiece

Great Interview with Jason Silva and Erik Davis

Daily Photo – Gaudi’s Masterpiece

We were lucky to get a little bonus access to the Sagrada Familia and were able to get into the upper floors. These are quite hidden from the ground level and I never would have known they were there otherwise. I didn’t have to do anything special to get access, just a bit of planning ahead of time with their PR team.

Gaudi’s Masterpiece

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-04-30 09:44:53
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time4
  • Aperture16
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

The UNIQLO Store

Passport Sunday Edit Day

If you’re one of our awesome Passport Members then you’ll get a fun, quick, and easy tutorial that shows how I made today’s photo.

Uniqlo Processing

Today I do a pretty extreme treatment with a little overexposure trick at the end to make all the people feel a little more surreal. (Also, we’ve made a few changes to the site this week and a couple of people reported issues playing the last Passport video. If you are affected by this email [email protected] and he’ll sort you out with a link until we fix the prob. 🙂 )

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Daily Photo – The UNIQLO Store

One thing is for sure about Asian megacities: They really know how to make some cool-looking shopping areas. The lights always call for some sweet sweet night photography. Also, I am pretty much usually the only one out there taking photos. People must be wondering what the hell I am doing. They would come up and ask, but they are too polite. Also, they don’t speak the same language.

The UNIQLO Store

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-06-11 01:59:47
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/5
  • Aperture3.2
  • ISO320
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias