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A Massive Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Bali

Stranger Things

Have you seen this new series on Netflix? If not, I recommend it! It’s based in 1983 and is sort of a fantastical show that reminds me a lot of Twin Peaks. It’s not as quirky and surreal as that, but it has many of the same elements. Anyway, yet another great Netflix show!

Daily Photo – A Massive Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Bali

There are two Ritz-Carlton hotels in Bali and I was lucky enough to stay in both. If you're gonna spend a week there, I also recommend trying both! This one is from “Phulay Bay,” which is one of their reserve properties. This massive structure you see here is where the “lobby” is. It's all open air, as the weather is always warm and temperate. I can't imagine how long this must have taken to build. I met the architect one day at tea and he probably got sick of me gushing over not only the overall design but also all the little details.

A Massive Ritz-Carlton Reserve in Bali

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time8
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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

Sailing Across Antarctica

Upcoming Photo Adventure in New Zealand!

Looking to come here for a fun photo adventure! A few spots just opened up for our photo event in October!

Quote from Mark Zaglas, “The week is more than a photography workshop or location tour – it’s an experience. An experience that both challenges and delights the senses – all of them. Not an easy thing to do and a touch unexpected. My sincere appreciation for an amazing week from door to door and sunrise to sunset.”

Antarctica Strangeness

There was always something kind of “other-worldly” about Antarctica. It reminded me of Burning Man in a way. So many strange characters and things happening all the time. It was a true parallel universe!

Daily Photo – Sailing across Antarctica

Of all things, I was off about an hour's snowmobile ride from the base in Antarctica camping out. The New Zealand base (Scott Base) puts out a series of flags to mark “roads” across the ice. After building our little camp, I went on a mini Photo Walk to explore the starkness. Out of nowhere, i saw this random Kiwi with a huge sail in the air while wearing skis. He went whizzing by almost too fast for a photo!

Sailing across Antarctica

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/2000
  • Aperture4.5
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length22.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

Bag Update!

A fun live broadcast

After our Kickstarter with Peak Design broke $2 Million, I decided to do a live broadcast to talk more about the latest happenings and news! Here it is below…

Pics from Vietnam!

I had such a blast with the amazing team from Peak Design when we went to Vietnam… here are some photos!


Clouds Over Vietnam


The Remarkables Ski Fields Just Before Sunrise

Guess what? Aurora HDR 2017 is announced!

See the new stuff here!

Pre-orders begin on Sep 15th with full release two weeks after that.

What’s New? Over 20 new features… I’ve been playing with all of them and it’s pretty freakin’ awesome! 🙂

– Tone mapping rebuilt from the ground up and starts from a very realistic result and of course can be pushed to more extreme realms
– Batch processing! 🙂
– Polarize filter
– All new presets included
– Radial Masking tool
– And a bunch more stuff our partners over at Macphun won’t let me say yet… secrets secrets! Well, I guess I can tell you the new UI is really incredible too.

Pricing? Current owners of Aurora HDR Pro can upgrade for $49. First timers can get it for $89.

Live video from the top

When the sun started to come up, we launched another live Facebook video from up here. There is a small event in this video that involves falling.

Daily Photo – The Remarkables Ski Fields Just Before Sunrise

One morning we headed up to the top of the Remarkables here in Queenstown for a fun morning of photography. We rode on a ski cat (is that what they are called – you know the grooming machine?) to the top of some runs and then ran around and took photos. We also froze our asses off… good thing we had on lots of layers and good gloves! Oh, btw, I found a great glove company called “The Heat Company” — best gloves I've ever found.

The Remarkables Ski Fields Just Before Sunrise

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time13
  • Aperture
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length0.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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