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Larnach Castle

The Facebook Event

Here’s a little clip from on stage at Facebook’s big conference. Right after this, we started streaming live from a quadcopter.

Daily Photo – Larnach Castle

We stayed here at the castle in Glenorchy for several nights preparing for the big Facebook event above! One night we even had a fabulous dinner in the dining room with all the other guests. I think it's like the only castle in New Zealand or something? So it's quite the experience. I've always loved castles… I really want to go visit Scotland next and have more castle experiences there!

Larnach Castle

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-04-10 07:45:26
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time25
  • Aperture11
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length35.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Climbing the Remarkables

My neighbor has llamas

Ever since I’ve lived here, my neighbor has these llamas that are always walking around his yard. It’s so strange, and I never get used to seeing it. They are such strange looking animals… like something from No Man’s Sky!

Daily Photo – Climbing the Remarkables

Here's what it looks like when you get to the top of the Remarkables and look back towards Queenstown. Beautiful, eh? It was almost impossible getting up here… I was so tired, and I had even taken a snowmobile most of the way up. Drudging up a mountain through knee deep snow much be one of the most taxing activities in the world!

Climbing the Remarkables

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-06-14 06:00:42
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Shopping in Marrakech

Hello

I have never seen this video before. It’s 80’s redonk…

Daily Photo – Shopping in Marrakech

Here's one of the first photos I edited with Aurora HDR 2017. I really like the way it turned out. As you can imagine, there was A LOT of ghosting in this, so it's cool to see how much better the anti-ghosting technology is!

Shopping in Marrakech

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-03-12 06:03:50
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/60
  • Aperture4
  • ISO1000
  • Focal Length15.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Flying over Waiheke

New find on Spotify

I’ve gotten really into this guy “Max Cooper” β€” check him out! πŸ™‚

Daily Photo – Flying over Waiheke

What a pretty island! I've heard about how pretty it is but really had no idea it was so “varied.” There are so many of these peninsulas and fingers out into the ocean… there must be over a hundred of them, and they all seem to have perfect little houses scattered here and there and everywhere.

Flying over Waiheke

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-05-27 09:42:12
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/640
  • Aperture14
  • ISO3200
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias+0.3

Grabbing a Horse & Carriage in Denver

New Macbook Pro

I wish Apple would announce some kind of new Macbook. I read an article recently that they haven’t done a serious rev in about four years, which seems like a very long time for Apple. Maybe they’re losing their mojo a bit! I switched to all Android for my phone about four years ago and have been very happy. I always tease my iPhone friends for constantly running out of space… that never happens on Android because it funnels stuff to the web in the background, where you have infinite storage. YAY GOOGLE! πŸ™‚

Daily Photo – Grabbing a Horse & Carriage in Denver

I had a few late nights in Denver, and some of them were spent in a bit of an edible haze. Still, I managed to take some photos while between worlds. It was kind of weird. I was mostly just very sleepy. Haha anyway, I got this one around midnight when we were walking back to the hotel.

Grabbing a Horse & Carriage in Denver

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-07-17 12:51:57
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/250
  • Aperture
  • ISO12800
  • Focal Length0.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias-0.3

Flying over Bondi Beach

The Other Side of Bondi

When I was here, I never got to the other side of the beach, which is the more famous side. There’s supposed to be a pool not too dissimilar from the one you see here, and that is where all the famous photos come from. Why didn’t I go over there? I ran out of time and had to jet to the Sydney photo walk! πŸ™‚

Daily Photo – Flying over Bondi Beach

See that cute dog in the little pool there? Cute eh? I think that everyone likes to see animals in water that are not normally in water. You name it, elephants, wildebeests, hamsters… I could watch that stuff all day long.

Flying over Bondi Beach

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-06-18 13:20:38
  • CameraFC330
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/657
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length0.0 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

Looking back towards Queenstown

Instagram Fun

I’ve been going a bit Plotagraph crazy over on Instagram lately. Pop over there and have a lookie!

Daily Photo – Looking back towards Queenstown

Here's another shot from Social Media day from another perspective. This one is atop Mount Alfred looking back up the lake towards Queenstown. Maybe it gives some perspective of how huge this lake is. Another thing that you may notice is how pretty much no one lives along the lake! It shows how sparsely populated the south island of New Zealand actually is.

Looking back towards Queenstown

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-08-15 23:28:53
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1600
  • Aperture4
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

Eden Muse at Burning Man

Organic Matter

I’ve made about 100 Plotagraphs now… I’ve started to experiment more with a “hair in the wind” effect.

Daily Photo – Eden Muse at Burning Man

Here’s the latest Plotagraph of a random morning when I ran into this model, Eden Muse at sunrise. A nice encounter… and a natural poser, like my little girls! πŸ™‚

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

On top of the World in New Zealand

Fun Social Media Day

This is one of the photos from “International Social Media Day” β€” which was an absolute blast! πŸ™‚ It started with the dog derby then ended down at a sheep station… great to meet so many people! πŸ™‚

Daily Photo – On top of the World in New Zealand

There are so many incredible mountains here in the southern alps around Queenstown. I think this one is Mount Alfred and it's quite majestic! You can climb up it without too much trouble (well, there's no cliffs or anything), but that may take you 3-4 hours. In this case, we decided to fly up here with Over the Top Helicopters!

On top of the World in New Zealand

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-06-30 09:43:11
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/2500
  • Aperture4
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length33.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-3

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