Boat Adventures In Thailand

Boat Video

Here’s the “Home Family Video” from the day we went out on the boat in Krabi!

Daily Photo – Boat Adventures in Thailand

I'm not really a big boat guy. Well, I like being on a boat and cruising around at slow speeds, but I'm not a fan of going across choppy seas at high speeds. That sound of the boat smashing into waves is very unsettling, I think. Maybe I can stand it for 30 mins or so if we're on the way someplace cool, like in this photo! Our concierge at the Ritz-Carlton Phulay Bay set us up for the boat, so we left Krabi to head out to some of the smaller islands and ended up here. It was so pretty that it was definitely worth that 30 minutes of chop.

Boat Adventures in Thailand

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraDSC-RX100M4
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture3.2
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length8.8 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Entering Phulay Bay in Krabi, Thailand

Autopano Giga

Be sure you try that program if you’re into making panoramas. The interface is perhaps so obtuse that they should change the dictionary entry for obtuse and just put a hyperlink to download that program. I do show how to use it in one of the episodes of Becoming an Artist.

Daily Photo – Entering Phulay Bay in Krabi, Thailand

What an amazing entrance to the Phulay Bay resort! We initially arrived at night, but I made a note to return during the day to get a photo. This one was actually extremely difficult. I was using the Hasselblad and did not have a wide enough lens. So this ended up being a 3×3 panorama (9 shots). Stitching them together is always a bit of a chore… it comes out looking all wonky so there is lots of post to make things look right/interesting!

Entering Phulay Bay in Krabi, Thailand

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/60
  • Aperture9.5
  • ISO6400
  • Focal Length35.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Running Off Into the Sunset

Photo Walk Reminder!

Don’t miss today’s Photo Walk in Sydney! And also don’t miss the big workshop event tomorrow as well… it’ll be epic! πŸ™‚

Daily Photo – Running Off Into the Sunset

There's one of my girls, running off into the picture when I told her not to! But then, I realized it was actually a better picture with her in it! Seeing this reminds me we gotta get the kids to more beachy places. They never get tired of playing on the beach… those kiddos! It's especially nice to think about now because it's the middle of a cold winter in New Zealand! This photo was taken at Phulay Bay in Thailand.

Running Off Into the Sunset

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/20
  • Aperture8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length35.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

My Favorite Temple

Watch for Falling Rocks

I always see these signs for falling rocks, but I’ve never seen falling rocks. But now I know what to watch out for after seeing this video!

Daily Photo – My Favorite Temple

This temple is right outside of Pattaya, Thailand on the coast. It's really beautiful and I want to go back to explore it. We were thinking of having a Photo Adventure in Thailand sometime in 2017. If we do, you can be sure this place will be on the list!

My Favorite Temple

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time10
  • Aperture4.5
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length10.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

The Sheer Cliffs of Thailand

Video Throwback

Here’s one of my favorite videos… I made it right when I moved to Queenstown, New Zealand!

Daily Photo – The Sheer Cliffs of Thailand

Right around here is that same island the bad guy owned from that James Bond movie, The Man with the Golden Gun. I never made it there… it was like another 30 minutes by boat. I was quite tired of being on a boat by then… getting thrown around for a long time kind of takes the energy out of you!

The Sheer Cliffs of Thailand

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture4.8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length42.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Walking Through Art

Facebook LIVE!

Here’s yet another installment of Facebook Live πŸ™‚

The Boilerplate:

We’re doing several of these per week. They’re fun and interactive and you can ask me questions live. Be sure to come to my Facebook Page and up at the top where it says “Like” click the down arrow choose “See First” β€” Also if you like these videos, share with your FB friends! πŸ™‚

Photo Specs!

Did you know if you click on any of my photos you can get through to the Smugmug site to see all the EXIF info? I’ll go ahead and paste in this one so you can see… but I know people are often curious about exposure time, etc etc…

CAMERA Hasselblad H5D

LENS HCD 28

ISO 800

FOCAL LENGTH 28.0 mm (24.2 mm in 35mm)

APERTURE f/4

EXPOSURE TIME 13s (13)

NAME Thailand Fun (140 of 157)_HDR.jpg

SIZE 7479 x 5771

FILE SIZE 43.13 MB

DATE TAKEN 2015-12-29 16:35:40

DATE MODIFIED 2015-12-29 16:35:40

COPYRIGHT Hasselblad H5D

Daily Photo – Walking Through Art

I'm a big fan of crazy and surprising architecture. I have no mind for it, actually. I wish I could design and build these kinds of things, but it's just well beyond me! I've tried to sit down with CAD/CAM programs and make interesting spaces, but it's just not my thing. I even struggle in Minecraft to make something look really interesting. So I pretty much have given that up and I just like looking at other pieces of amazing architecture. This is a space towards the entrance to Phulay Bay, the Ritz-Carlton resort in Thailand.

Walking Through Art

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time13
  • Aperture4
  • ISO800
  • Focal Length28.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Another Midnight Walk Discovery

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More nice architecture

Here’s another photo from Phulay Bay Ritz-Carlton in Krabi, Thailand. The whole place is a work of art and you can aim your camera almost anywhere to get an interesting photo.

Daily Photo – Another Midnight Walk Discovery

During the family trip, sometimes the only time I had to take photos was at night when everyone was asleep. In the day time, I was kind of in “dad mode” which mostly involves keeping everyone busy with stuff going into and out of their bodies. If we're not having a meal, then they are going to the bathroom, then we find more snacks, then go to the bathroom again. It's crazy and everyone is in a different cycle. While one kid is in the bathroom, another is asking for food. And then it just keeps on goin' from there! πŸ™‚

Another Midnight Walk Discovery

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time3.2
  • Aperture4
  • ISO800
  • Focal Length28.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Isabella on the Path

The Start of the big trip

In case you missed it, here’s one of the videos we made in Thailand! If you wanna see more, Ruby made a playlist over on YouTube! πŸ™‚

Daily Photo – Isabella on the Path

Here's a photo I took after dinner one evening at Phulay Bay, which is one of the special “Reserve” properties of the Ritz-Carlton. They only have three of these reserve properties around the world and I feel lucky to have been at two of them (the other was in Bali). Yeah so in this photo, the whole family had just finished dinner and we were about to walk back home to our little villa and I saw this perfect little bridge! I stopped everything down and told Isabella to go over there and be my model for a while! These were pretty long exposures, so she had to sit there a while!

Isabella on the Path

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time2
  • Aperture9.5
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length35.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

A Private Buffet in Thailand at the Ritz-Carlton at Phulay Bay

While Writing This

As you know, I write these blog entries often a few days or weeks after I take the photos. It takes me a while to work on the photos and get them ready for publishing. Anyway, while writing this one, I’m in Wellington, New Zealand at a restaurant at the Rydges here, and I have a huge plate of deep-fried risotto balls in front of me. I’m eating all of them like some stoned college student and it’s so fun. Anyway, that’s some behind-the-scenes for ya.

Daily Photo – A Private Buffet in Thailand at the Ritz-Carlton at Phulay Bay

Okay… this was a little over-the-top. I'm the first to say that it was completely unexpected and really overwhelming. But our first night here at Phulay Bay we had a private buffet on the beach! The whole thing was just for our little family… so ridiculous and wonderful. This is available actually to everyone that stays there and it was such a treat. Ethan even went back with the chef to cook some of our food. Once again, we ate WAY too much, but we loved and appreciated every second of it! πŸ™‚

A Private Buffet in Thailand at the Ritz-Carlton at Phulay Bay

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time5
  • Aperture4.8
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length28.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Exploring the Archipelago around Krabi in Thailand

Bond Movies

Which Bond movie was it were the evil villain had his fortress on one of these islands? I forgot! I want to say Dr. No, but I might be wrong!

Daily Photo – Exploring the Archipelago around Krabi in Thailand

Yesterday was a great example of what the Hasselblad can do and today we have another one. We had a wonderful time exploring all around these incredible limestone islands. I had the Hassy with me the whole time and was shooting like crazy. I literally have hundreds of photos, but this is one of my favorite ones.

Exploring the Archipelago around Krabi in Thailand

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/200
  • Aperture11
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length35.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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