I think I have a few photos now up here from White Sands, so be sure to click the category up there to have a look at more! 🙂
Daily Photo – Alone in the snowy sands
This photo plays nicely I think with the one from Antarctica a few days ago, even though this is taken in White Sands National Park. It's got many of the same dystopian landscapes as Antarctica, except that it's nice and warm the whole time! It was even better to go there with friends because we were able to take photos of one another… adding some people into these landscapes is great!
What an amazing place to return to again and again. Over the years, I've gotten to be pretty good friends with the management there after my first day-long session with Air New Zealand and the owner, Russell. That guy is amazing and his kid could not be more cute, as you can see in the video above. He's the little Hobbit-boy!
You might remember many photos of Hef flying in Antarctica before, and he saved my bacon many times. In one instance, Stu and I were stranded out near a glacier for a few extra days when a blizzard hit. We were running low on supplies and about to go on a seal hunt! At one magical moment, the weather opened, and Hef swooped in with a rescue flight! Here’s that photo:
Daily Photo – Hef and the Italians
This is not my typical photo, but it is one of those moments between moments. This is in Antarctica, and that manly man there in the middle is Hef. He was our awesome pilot while there. Whenever we refueled, we flew over to the American base at McMurdo to go through the process. There were always other pilots around and all the helicopter guys would hang out and trade crazy heli stories. Those guys in the red Ferrari-outfits are the Italians. Everyone with the orange sleeves were the Kiwis. I think it's kind of cool how every country has it's own “uniform” down there.
If you had to pick one location in the US in the northeast to see the seasons change, where would you choose?
Daily Photo – The Hills in the Autumn
I'll never get tired of the amazing colors here in the Autumn. I've still never made it up to the northeast in the autumn (around Maine), and that is still on my bucket list. But this is the best I have seen so far. I think that growing up in Texas made me kind of blind to all the colors that Autumn can really bring. I remember these “shoulder seasons” in Texas being very short, going right from a cold winter to a burning summer, you know? Here, each season gets its proper three months.
Peak Design is back again with their Kickstarter craziness. Everything is heavily under wraps at the moment, but what I can tell you is that you need to get excited about this!
This time around the team at Peak Design are offering some limited quantity early bird rewards and prizes. Make sure you sign up to receive an email notification right before the Kickstarter goes live. To the people who do register for these early bird rewards are all entered in to win one of three $500 Kickstarter credits, which can be used towards any product in the upcoming Peak Design campaign.
There most likely will be several limited quantity rewards with discounted prices, available to the people who support the Kickstarter from the start.
This reminds me to plug the rather awesome Textures Tutorial here in the store! Below is a little video all about it!
Daily Photo – Textures of Venice
This is a classic scene from Venice, and I decided to make it more classical by adding about seven textures to the final result. This is a spot you have to go to in the morning to get that sun, since I'm facing the east here. I wish it was a sunset location, since I hate waking up early. I love sleeping in, like a cat.