Amateras in Virgin Gorda

Going to Virgin Gorda?

A great house to rent is at Amateras! My whole family stayed there for over week, and it was absolutely unbelievable. You can see today’s Daily Photo is from there! :) In fact, if you go to that website, I think they put a few of my photos up somewhere in the rotation.

Daily Photo – Amateras in Virgin Gorda

This is one of the outside seating areas. I sat out here every evening and read while drinking tea. I finished an amazing book out here called “The End of Time” by Julian Barbour. It was kind of a mind-bending physics book… If you're into reading about this sort of thing, I certainly recommend it! :)

Amateras in Virgin Gorda

Amateras in Virgin Gorda

Photo Information

  • Date TakenMay 1, 2012 at 7:20pm
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/30
  • Aperture8
  • ISO50
  • Focal Length15.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Moving to the Island

A video from the island

After we landed the plane below, many adventures ensued! Here’s one of the early morning shoots that you might enjoy. :) Part 1 and Part 2 together :)

Daily Photo – Moving to the Island

Well we’ve been living in New Zealand for just more than one year — it’s been great! Here we are on the start of the adventure while we were waiting 2 months for our stuff to arrive on a boat. We got on this little plane in the Caribbean to hop from island to island to keep ourselves busy in the meantime. Ethan even got to fly this plane for a little while…right into that exciting storm overhead… he had a blast – mom was nervous! :)

Moving to the Island

Moving to the Island

Photo Information

  • Date TakenApril 28, 2012 at 5:38pm
  • CameraNEX-7
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/200
  • Aperture13
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length18.0 mm
  • FlashAuto, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Preparing for a great dinner

Sharing a big house on vacation

I quite like this idea of renting houses for a bunch of people for vacation. Have you done this before? I wonder what the best site to use is… I kind of go through personal connections (or wonderful suggestions through the blog). Like, for example, this place here is called Toad Hall – a great recommendation from Justin Troupe, a friend now who met me through the blog. But I know a lot of people find places to stay through various websites… couchsurfing… homeaway… etc etc. Any good/bad experiences?

Daily Photo – Preparing for a great dinner

We had a great group of people down here for a fun company retreat. It was also a great night because all the girls went out to get dinner to make for everyone! The guys were kind of useless. This was both on purpose and because we were useless.

Preparing for a great dinner

Preparing for a great dinner

Photo Information

  • Date TakenMay 5, 2012 at 7:47pm
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time4
  • Aperture8
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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A strange night in the Rocks

Africa?

If you were to to Africa, what country would you suggest? What areas? I’m interested in your opinion… I may be planning something for 2014! :)

Daily Photo – A strange night in the Rocks

Curtis and I went around to the other side of Virgin Gorda one night to explore. While there, we found a very cool outcropping of rocks that held some still water inside. It turned out to be a place to get a nice clean reflection of a most unusual dusk set of clouds. How lucky we were! But some people say that luck is the residue of design…

A strange night in the Rocks

A strange night in the Rocks

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1
  • Aperture22
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length20.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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A Tropical Sunset

New Speech at SmugMug

I’ve been using SmugMug for years (see my SmugMug Review!) – and they invited me up to give a talk. Since I’ve given many hardcore tech-talks, I decided this time to tell a few traumatic and embarrassing stories about when I was growing up and how I ended up in the world of photography…

Daily Photo – A Tropical Sunset

I did a lot of snorkeling out in that bay. This whole area of Virgin Gorda is called The Baths, and it has some of the best beaches in the world. There are basically no waves of any consequence. So, if you’re just learning to snorkel, it’s a perfect environment. The kids had a lot of fun here too… lots of private little alcoves and caves!

Island

A Tropical Sunset

Photo Information

  • Date TakenMay 7, 2012 at 7:26pm
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+2

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