HDR – Stuck in Customs

Stuck In Customs

My daily travel blog to inspire and get you motivated!

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Barcelona

Beautiful Cities of the World Collection

Here is another of the special animated creations for the recent drop on OpenSea.

Queenstown

Beautiful Cities of the World Collection

Here is another of the special animated creations for the recent drop on OpenSea. Speaking of NFTs… keep your eyes peeled for an announcement in the coming days. Nearing completion of the latest project and I’m fairly sure you’ll never guess what it is!
Queenstown

Budapest

Beautiful Cities of the World Collection

Here is another of the special animated creations for the recent drop on OpenSea.

Moeraki Boulders

Passport Sunday… coming soon! (Monday!)

Daily Photo – Moeraki Boulders

These very unusual boulders are located over on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand. I used to have a double major in Computer Science and Geophysics, so I’ve always been fascinated by weird stuff like this but I don’t actually know why these have this shape. I know I could look it up, but I prefer to wonder. Adults don’t wonder enough… it’s an important muscle to train.

Moeraki Boulders

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2010-03-02 21:48:08
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/60
  • Aperture13
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length19.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Arrowtown

Daily Photo – Arrowtown

This is a view from my home which is between Arrowtown and Queenstown. Those mountains are called The Remarkables and they look incredible at any time of the day and in any season. It’s truly a tableau vivant.

Arrowtown

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-04-19 19:02:31
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/350
  • Aperture
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length0.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Nearing the End of the Santiago

Daily Photo – Nearing the End of the Santiago

Right at the end of this 40km hike, we ended up here where all the pilgrims do. After having a big farewell dinner, we all went and had some more drinks, Then I headed out to take photos through the night till I was exhausted. I was already pretty tired just from the hike, but I used all the power I had left for one last sesh of photos.

Nearing the End of the Santiago

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-10-02 07:03:59
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time3.2
  • Aperture8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length75.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

Tunnels of Paris

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Daily Photo – Tunnels of Paris

I took this around midnight one evening while I was meandering around Paris. It’s really such a beautiful city to get lost in. Here’s a hot tip, btw. A lot of times. these photos will come out quite “orange” so it’s good to set your camera’s white balance to Tungsten to push the colors back into the cooler area.

Tunnels of Paris

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2012-03-15 20:58:37
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time4
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Tokyo at Night

Daily Photo – Tokyo at Night

Are there any bad photos of Tokyo at night? Well, actually, yes, and I’ve taken most of them. Those are the ones I delete to hide my secret shame. But, every now and then, I get a cool shot like this and that makes me feel good about myself again before I start to swirl back down that shame spiral.

Tokyo at Night

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-01-29 21:28:27
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time0.5
  • Aperture4
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length79.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

Heading to Tosca Di Angelo in Hong Kong

Daily Photo – Heading to Tosca Di Angelo in Hong Kong

When we started the tour across Asia, we began here at the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong. It’s quite the showpiece! All of these hotels are nice, but this one was like extra-ritzy. This is one of the restaurants there called Tosca Di Angelo. The food was amazing and so was the photography options!

Heading to Tosca Di Angelo in Hong Kong

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-03-16 17:56:12
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time6
  • Aperture9
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

Kyoto Swimparty

Daily Photo – Kyoto Swimparty

I’m usually too busy in these cities to go for a swim, since I’m running around with my hair on fire taking photos. I often think, gee willickers, I should really have a swim and a relax. But I almost never do! If I have a little extra time, I try to hit the gym, which I enjoy more than swimming. Now that I think about it, I don’t really like swimming much at all. But I do like playing in the pool with my kids!

Kyoto Swimparty

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-11-07 01:45:38
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time64
  • Aperture13
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias-2/3