The Rocky Beach Near Dusk

Sony NEX-7 in Virgin Gorda

I recorded this video with Curtis on Virgin Gorda. You can see more about the Sony NEX-7 Review on that page!

Daily Photo – The rocky beach near dusk

And here is the final photo from the video above. As usual, you can click on it to zoom in and see more details… Every day I upload the full-rez version to SmugMug so you can download the full size version for personal use… that goes for any photo!

NEX-7 Review

The rocky beach near dusk

Photo Information

  • Date TakenMay 10, 2012 at 6:01pm
  • CameraNEX-7
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time3.2
  • Aperture9
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length18.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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A View From our Balcony at Amateras

More from Amateras

I’ve posted a few photos from this amazing place we stayed. If you’d like to see more, visit the Amateras website!

Daily Photo – A View From our Balcony at Amateras

We stayed in two different places on Virgin Gorda while we were waiting to move to New Zealand. This is one of the two places, and this outdoor area was a magical place to come out and read each night. I remember I was reading a physics book then called “The End of Time” by Julian Barbour. I recommend it if you’re into geeky science stuff like me! :)

Amateras British Virgin Islands Gorda

A View From our Balcony at Amateras

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • Camera
  • Camera Make
  • Exposure Time
  • Aperturef/11
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length14mm (14mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
  • Exposure Bias

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The Ruins of the old Copper Mine

Behind-the-Scenes Video

When I shot this down in Virgin Gorda, I also made a behind-the-scenes video with Curtis that you may enjoy! :)

Daily Photo – The Ruins of the old Copper Mine

Here’s another view of the ruins at sunrise. I was down on the island for about two weeks, and it was very nice to have a guaranteed nice sunrise every morning! The skies were never dull… always clouds and drama. I don’t know if it is like that 365 mornings a year, but it definitely was in the middle of the summer!

The Ruins of the old Copper Mine

The Ruins of the old Copper Mine

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • Camera
  • Camera Make
  • Exposure Time
  • Aperturef/8
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length18mm (18mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
  • Exposure Bias

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Painting the Sunset

100 Cameras in 1 going crazy!

Ever since the Instagram debacle with their TOS, sales of 100 Cameras in 1 have been going crazy – I was quite surprised! We were recommended in the top Instagram alternatives from countless websites, like Gizmodo and Fast Company. Here’s what Fast Company had to say about it:

“With a very attractive interface, 100 Cameras in 1 might be a photographer’s favorite–and its quick-search array of filters (each with a nice sentence describing what it does) makes for swift photo snapping. You can even layer effects one atop each other to go totally filter crazy.”

Photomatix Sharpening

I’ve started sometimes using that Photomatix sharpening “Final Touch” at the end… i did it with this photo below, and it does quite a remarkable job! :)

Daily Photo – Painting the Sunset

It’s strange to have multicolored coral so close to the beach, but it gave this whole sunset and turquoise water an even more dynamic palette. I’ve been getting used to using a wide-angle lens and aiming it down at the surf. It really distorts everything, but it’s hard to see the distortion in the final shot. Also, I like the effect — it tends to make everything point a little bit towards the center.

Virgin Gorda Sunset

Painting the Sunset

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • Camera
  • Camera Make
  • Exposure Time
  • Aperturef/5.6
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length15mm (15mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
  • Exposure Bias

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Sunset over Island

Episode 1 for Free

No, not episode 1 of Star Wars. This one is better! Hehe… Anyway, here is the full episode 1, and you can pop over to the Art of Photography page if you want to see the rest! :)

HDR Stuff in Episode 4

The tutorial above only has a tiny amount of HDR at the end. The tool I use in there is Photomatix, just like the tool I used to make the sunset photo below.

Daily Photo – Sunset over Island

I don’t make a lot of these vertical, portrait-mode sunsets. I don’t know why! Whenever I do make one in this orientation, I’m often quite happy with it… and I say to myself, “I should do this more often!” But then I come back after a hardcore sunset session, and I realize 90% of my shots are in landscape mode.

My wife likes these orientations better too. She prefers these to be kind we hang in the house… Maybe this is just because she’s heavily into Pinterest! :)

Sunset Carribean

Sunset over Island

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • Camera
  • Camera Make
  • Exposure Time
  • Aperturef/8
  • ISO50
  • Focal Length62mm (62mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
  • Exposure Bias

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