Rice Fields in Bali from Above

Facebook Keynote 2016 – Trey Highlights

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Daily Photo – Rice Fields in Bali from Above

Another day, another quad shot! They are becoming more and more regular, eh? I notice I have a different workflow for processing these shots. For example, usually, right after a flight I go back and dump all the photos into Lightroom. Then, almost IMMEDIATELY, I process all my favorite photos. I don't mess about.. leaving them in LR for days, months, or years, as I do with my other unprocessed photos. I am not sure why this is! Maybe there is an excitement factor or something.

Rice Fields in Bali from Above

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraFC350
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/138
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length3.6 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramUnknown (58655)
  • Exposure Bias

Beautiful Rice Fields and Hut

Mount Aspiring Hut

A few months ago I made a post about a hut near Mount Aspiring. I haven’t had a chance to overnight there yet, but I am planning on it! :) Here it is!

Exploring The Mount Aspiring Area

Daily Photo – Beautiful Rice Fields and Hut

Here's the little path I would walk home too in Bali at Mandapa. I like all the lime-green floaties in the water around the rice. They are like tiny little leaves that swish around in a Brownian motion. I asked the local rice farmer what they were, and he said they were very bad and slowed down the growth of the rice. I told him I thought they were kind of pretty and he wrinkled his nose at me.

Beautiful Rice Fields and Hut

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/80
  • Aperture16
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.7

Beached Boats in Bali

Spotify, Feelin’ Supafresh

Here’s a link to my Feelin’ Supafresh playlist on Spotify. These are my newest “finds” that I add to my newest list!

Daily Photo – Beached Boats in Bali

On my last day, I went out with the chef from the restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton to get some fresh fish and veggies at the local markets. How fun! Our last stop was at a fish market here… the boats were so colorful and interesting I took a quick 5-minute walk to get some photos.

Beached Boats in Bali

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/800
  • Aperture5
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.3

Picking Rice

Bali Fun

This photo below is from Bali and it just reminds me that I need to go back there! It was a very peaceful place… I’m into yoga and everything, and I found it very easy to get into the flow there. Maybe that was just in my head, and that seems like an arbitrary place to be.

Daily Photo – Picking Rice

Wow, that looks like back-breaking work. I find it challenging just to bend over to tie my shoes. It would be like tying your shoes, standing up, taking one step, then untying your shoes, then taking another step and tying your shoes again. I actually tried it for a while… I had a guy show me how to do it. One of the strangest things that I guess I didn't realize is that you are barefooted the whole time. It's really gooey in there… but it was nice to experience something so foreign to me but what millions of people do!

Picking Rice

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/200
  • Aperture22
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length184.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-2

Dinner in Bali

Hot Gadget Recommendation

See the speaker in the Day 0 video below? That’s the JBL Pulse 2 Speaker. I absolutely love that thing… it’s so fun. Everyone else seems to love it too! That speaker brings the party! :)

Daily Photo – Dinner in Bali

What a cool place to have dinner eh? It reminds me of a little beehive or something like that. This is one of the fabulous dinner spots at Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Bali. The food was amazingly fabulous and at one point, I even got to go back into the kitchen to have a little explore-time with the head chef. It's always so interesting to see what goes on behind the scenes. They were working extra-hard because this night, in particular, there was a huge dinner party where all the General Managers from all the 4 and 5-star resorts from Bali came over to have dinner here. It was kind of a funny story because as I walked by, the GM from the Ritz-Carlton grabbed me to say something. I had a few wines by then, and I ended up telling some really funny story and everyone was laughing. It was all quite ridiculous but fun.

Dinner in Bali

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time15
  • Aperture4
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length10.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Yoga in Bali

Yoga X

Some of you know I like those Tony Horton videos and I’m into P90x3! There’s a good routine in there called Yoga X that lasts about 30 minutes and is a pretty fun thing. And, like everything else, I’m not really that good at it, but trying to improve all the time.

Daily Photo – Yoga in Bali

Here's yours truly getting my yoga on! And I'm even wearing my Thai fisherman pants… I wore those almost everywhere there. This is in the yoga room in front of a beautiful rolling river at the Ritz-Carlton Mandapa Reserve. It was really nice to get up every morning, do a meditation, then stroll over to the yoga room… what a nice daily habit to get in… Not that I'm always that disciplined, but at least I try, I guess!

Yoga in Bali

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/400
  • Aperture4
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length12.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+1.3

The Volcanoes in Bali from Above

Spooky Spotify

Every week, they make me a new playlist to discover called, intrepidly, “Discover Weekly.” They put songs in there I’ve never heard of but usually enjoy. I have strange tastes in music… so how-do-it-know?

Daily Photo – The Volcanoes in Bali from Above

Here's a cool photo I got with the Inspire on a surprise flight. I didn't expect to fly at this exact spot… we kind of randomly pulled over in the middle of the island and decided to take a flight. This was one of the only volcano views I got while there… I didn't get too close to them at all, and there weren't a lot of views I got from the roadside. So it was really cool to get up above the trees and get to see them like this.

The Volcanoes in Bali from Above

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraFC350
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/807
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length3.6 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramUnknown (58655)
  • Exposure Bias+0.656

The Glass Church in Daylight

More from the Ritz-Carlton in Bali

Here’s a special little slideshow I made with Animoto of the Ritz-Carlton in Bali!

Daily Photo – The Glass Church in Daylight

Believe it or not, I was too busy to get back in here with my wide-angle lens to get a full shot, so I had to settle for this one, which isn't so bad. Maybe next time when I go back we can make that happen! It's such a cool place inside, and the only way to get its true glory is with a wide-angle lens.

The Glass Church in Daylight

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/160
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Walking into another paradise

Yoga Every Day

I don’t do yoga and meditation every single day, but I did make sure to have time for it here in Bali. I was on holiday, after all… the least I could do, while doing nothing, was squeeze in a bit of time for that! But I find it’s actually hard to do NOTHING all day long. I am a bit of a busy-body, I guess… yeah but my day would just get filled up with all kinds of nothing-business for some reason, so I found I needed to pre-schedule time for yoga & meditation… otherwise it would never get done! :)

Daily Photo – Walking into another paradise

This is the view I saw as I walked into the Mandapa Reserve Bali (a Ritz-Carlton property) at night. There was about a 1-hour car ride here through a magical sunset… and it was all dusky and moody when I arrived. I was totally gobsmacked when I walked in here… So many textures and lights and things to look at, all while being completely calming and relaxing. You can imagine how many hundreds of photos I got of this place, just roaming around and listening to music. Amazing!

Walking into another paradise

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time5
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

A beautiful chapel in Bali from Above

A Favorite Feynman Video

I share these with my kids a lot… I’ve read about three of his books and I love the way he talks about things. Like, for example, did you know trees don’t grow out of the ground? Trees mostly grow out of the air.

Daily Photo – A beautiful chapel in Bali from Above

See that amazing white chapel down there? It's hard to tell from this angle, but the whole front part of it is glass and opens up onto the Balinese ocean. It was just remarkable inside! I only got in once to take photos, but I thought this perspective was especially interesting. I got this while I was with the Ritz-Carlton in Bali and taking a group of orphans around.

A beautiful chapel in Bali from Above

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraFC350
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/239
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length3.6 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramUnknown (58655)
  • Exposure Bias

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