Here’s a friendly little blog reminder — to see more photos from Dubai (we have multiple pages), just click on the “Dubai” category just above and see all you want! Even better, I’m working on some more now that I hope to publish soon.
Daily Photo – Exploring Dubai Beaches
I'm the least judgmental guy in the world and simply enjoying seeing all the “different-than-I'm-used-to” stuff around the world. All over Dubai are amazing beaches, and at any time there are tons of ladies out enjoying the sun.
I want to recommend the JBL Pulse 2 Speaker. It’s fantastic and I travel with it everywhere… Also be sure to get the firmware update to get the new light mode that has a rainbow equalizer. It’s so cool!
Daily Photo – Beautiful Hobbit Holes
Each time I go to Hobbiton (I think I've been about five times now), I have this grand plan to take photos of each of the 44 Hobbit holes. And then I get out there and get completely distracted by the beauty and end up getting pulled in 10 different directions. I’m such a huge fan of this place… and I’ve been lucky to have “free reign” a few times, getting there early at sunrise before all the tourists arrive. It’s still awesome, even doing the tourist thing, but I was able to spend a bit more extra time to get some key shots I’ve wanted.
I’m pretty excited about the new phone from Google. I’ve been using the Nexus Android for years, and this looks like a perfect upgrade. I’ve also been using Google Fi, so this looks to integrate perfectly with it.
Daily Photo – A Panorama Sunset in Bali
Panoramas are so much work! I watch everyone make them on their mobile phones and get so jealous. Not only does it take a long time with my Sony to capture all the images, but the post-processing is the real time sink. Don't get me wrong… I enjoy it and end up getting 50x the resolution, but it's still quite a trial!
I could never quite get the angle I wanted from a ground-based photo so I got the Phantom up in the air to get this shot. I think the perspective is much more interesting!
Here’s a video I made just after moving here. you can see some of this night skiing in a quick time-lapse segment.
Daily Photo – Preparing for a Night Ski
This is the surreal scene I see in my back yard in the summer. We back onto Coronet Peak here in the southern alps. Every winter for a few nights a week they turn on all the lights for night skiing. It's such a strange sight at night to peer out the window and see an entire mountain lit up… it reminds me of jewels sparkling on the bottom of the ocean.
We’re always making small changes to the blog. We have a couple of really fun ones coming, so get ready for those. As always, please let us know if you have any problems or issues with the blog — constantly trying to improve it! 🙂
Daily Photo – Family time in Papua New Guinea
One thing I didn't expect to see in PNG was all the families that were dressed up together. I suppose because it is such an on-edge place that I would only see grownups. But entire families were not rare to find. Babies, teenagers, grandparents, and everyone in tow, all in the same costuming as the rest of their tribe
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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! 🙂
Here are some quick aerial vignettes from this week out taking photos with our workshop of photo adventuring! We visited a ton of locations, but we only flew the quad in a few. Between taking photos, I set the quad into video mode. To see more about our workshops (everything is sold out this year, but maybe some secret ones coming up in Europe!) see our Workshop Page.
Daily Photo – Balloon in Morning Mist over Lake Hayes
One morning our NZ Workshop crew was lucky enough to see this amazing balloon alight over the morning mist. I go to this lake a lot for a run, but I've never seen a balloon do this. So awesome! I can only imagine the view from the balloon. This is on my list of things to try soon
I found this crazy documentary that was filmed in 1988. Right below it, I’ll put a photo of Kowloon I took last year.
Daily Photo – Bel in Namibia
You may remember this from the Becoming an Artist Season 1 video when Bel and the Desert Rose started to pose together. These two were always up for posing. As soon as a camera came in their direction, they popped out a thousand different looks. Bel has such long and thick hair, it was like whirling around a vast black bearskin rug through the air.
Daily Photo – Another great Photo Adventure in New Zealand
Be sure to check out our Workshops page for some hot upcoming stuff. Here's a place we usually always visit (weather dependant) on our photo walks. This is a beautiful area of the lake about an hour away from Queenstown. Every time I go there it's completely different and staggeringly beautiful!
Anyway, it was another GREAT workshop group. Thanks so much everyone for coming out. When people ask me how it went, I joke, “Well, no one asked for their money back!” hehe… but it's true that has never happened. Knock on wood! Or, “Touch Wood” as they say here in NZ.