Sunset in Burano

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Daily Photo – Sunset in Burano

There wasn't a single bad photo anywhere in the city. One tricky thing was finding the sun when it got quite low. None of the canals quite lined up along the light alley, so some of my favorite were when it was just barely above the rooflines, like this one. I processed this one earlier in the year, then I did it again for the tutorial and I liked the re-make better! πŸ™‚

Sunset in Burano

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-02-05 15:58:20
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/800
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length35.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Walking Home Again

Intense HDR

I used the new Aurora HDR 2017 to make this photo. Obviously, sometimes I go more extreme than others. As of the time of writing this, I’m about halfway done with the new HDR Tutorial. This is one of the photos from the Venice trip where we filmed the thing. Fun times!

Daily Photo – Walking Home Again

I probably stayed at least four weeks at the amazing Hotel O'lorogio in Venice. It's a great place and the team there is amazing. Wow, what a fun time! Anyway, there was basically only one way back to the hotel, and it was over a small bridge that gave this view. One evening, I stopped to take my time and capture this scene.

Walking Home Again

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-01-27 19:16:18
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time8
  • Aperture8
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length70.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Ponte dell’Accademia at Sunrise

Alan Watts Video

Here’s one of my favorite videos I made last year… you’ll recognize the photo below from the first scene of the movie!

Daily Photo – Ponte dell'Accademia at Sunrise

I was in Venice for about a month, out taking photos every morning at sunrise all the way through the sunset. Then there was always lots of heavy Italian food and bridge-wine on the way home with my friends. I'm not quite sure how I survived it or how I got up at every sunrise. I'm a trooper! But I guess we don't want to miss any sunrises like this, do we?

Ponte dell'Accademia at Sunrise

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-02-05 07:44:13
  • CameraFC300X
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/400
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length3.6 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramUnknown (58655)
  • Exposure Bias

Happy Wayne on a Boat

The Colors are Coming Back

I’ve now been in New Zealand almost five years. I’m loving that there are 4 seasons that are pretty much exactly 3 months long. We didn’t have that back in Texas… So now we’re coming out of Winter and Spring is definitely in full force. All our trees and getting nice and colorful again, giving me the urge to go out and shoot! πŸ™‚

Daily Photo – Happy Wayne on a Boat

Here's a fun quick shot that was taken during our amazing workshop in Venice. We took everyone out to Burano for the day then boated back to Venice just after the sun set. There was an amazing quality to the light here as you can see. And you can also see the great Wayne Norrie getting more than a little excited with Deanie! πŸ™‚

Happy Wayne on a Boat

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-02-05 17:22:15
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture4
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length35.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

Walking through Carneval

Pre-order ending – Last Chance

Last chance to get the pre-order for Aurora HDR 2017! You can get it now in the store! πŸ™‚

Included with the Preorder

Here’s what else you get with the preorder

Pre-Order Bonus Items:

Trey Ratcliff Deep Dive video and RAW files
1 Year basic subscription to SmugMug
60-day KelbyOne membership
25 Square Prints from Parabo.press (free global shipping)

Daily Photo – Walking through Carneval

I can't imagine what it is like to get so fixed up and then walk around and pose for 10 hours a day. Maybe that's what it's like to be a woman all the time?!?! hehe I don't know… But it was great from my point of view, being on the other side of the camera! πŸ™‚

Walking through Carneval

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-02-05 08:53:47
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/800
  • Aperture5
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length100.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

Accademia Bridge

New Tip Video

In case you missed it, the pre-order for the new Aurora HDR 2017 is available for order now. Here’s a hot tip video on Denoise!

Daily Photo – Accademia Bridge

I like this photo, but I don't think it's the best one over made from this standpoint by a longshot. This is a very famous scene from Venice and most people that go there get this shot. I'm not so much of a “shot collector” but it is too pretty to resist. And even though I've crossed this bridge probably 50+ times, I'm never had “perfect” conditions (which I would consider a stunning sunrise with amazing clouds). That's okay… but I'm still pretty happy with this photo.

If you click through the Venice category, you may see a few other interpretations of this scene I've taken as well.

Accademia Bridge

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-05-07 02:50:40
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1.6
  • Aperture4.5
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length53.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+1

Smooth Duck on the water

Venice from Above

You’ll see some of Burano in this video below! I never made it to Burano until my 4th trip here, but now I recommend it to everyone to see right away!

Daily Photo – Sooth Duck on the water

I forgot where I first heard this funny line… it refers to ducks look really smooth on the water, but underneath their little duck feet are going crazy. One night our team came back from Burano to Venice on these awesome boats. I couldn't believe how smooth the water actually was… reminded me of that saying.

Sooth Duck on the water

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-02-05 17:21:57
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture4.5
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length50.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

Crossing the wooden bridge in Venice

The New Travel / Map Area

We’re still working to refine everything with the new map function on the site β€” please let me know if you have any feedback! πŸ™‚

Daily Photo – Crossing the wooden bridge in Venice

There are three huge bridges that cross the grand canal in Venice, and this is one of the most famous views. I'm always impressed at these feats of engineering… I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall during the original construction in the olden days. It occurs to me I don't even really have any idea how bridges are even built! I kind of have an idea, but I don't think I could actually build one, or, at least, not one I was willing to walk on myself.

Crossing the wooden bridge in Venice

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-02-04 10:35:47
  • CameraFC300X
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/3000
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length3.6 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramUnknown (58655)
  • Exposure Bias-0.344

Bel doing yoga in Venice

Aerial Highlights from USA Tour

Here’s a really cool video! These are all the aerial highlights from our Tour Across the USA last year, set to the music of Shpongle (a head-trippy band I discovered at Burning Man one year!). Enjoy! πŸ™‚

Daily Photo – Bel doing yoga in Venice

There's one big difference between Bel and me, even though we both like yoga. One of us will do it nearly nude out in the cold rain and one of us won't.

Bel doing yoga in Venice

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-08-15 02:11:07
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/25
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO6400
  • Focal Length90.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Purple Feathers

The New Hasselblad Mirrorless System

The new X1D looks ridiculously awesome! The only trouble is I can’t get my hands on one as they are in very short supply. The other bad thing is that there are only two lenses… both prime. The 45mm and the 90mm. I really need something a bit wider, so I hope they announce something cool at PhotoKina!

Daily Photo – Purple Feathers

This one was taken with the Hasselblad 100mm prime lens. It's the perfect lens for this kind of photo. That bokeh is so smooth, eh? Yeah, I had a great time with this lens, out there, hunting subject after subject. When you have a dedicated lens like that on there, it really limits your shooting options, which, counterintuitively, is a freeing! I was able to lurk around and find the most interesting subjects for a fun few hours of portrait work.

Purple Feathers

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-02-01 15:19:29
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/320
  • Aperture2.2
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length100.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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