Stuck In Customs

My daily travel blog to inspire and get you motivated!

Read the Blog Photo Tips

A Magical Sunset in Naples

#80Stays!

Be sure to check out the latest on our European Tour! We’re right in the middle of it now and having a blast! I hope you can join us! πŸ™‚

Daily Photo – A Magical Sunset in Naples

Every night I went out on the beach here in front of the Ritz-Carlton to get a good sunset. I was rewarded 40% of the time over my 5 nights… Usually, I get better stats than 2/5 on Florida sunsets… but there were some strange storms, which make the sunsets both unpredictable but also quite amazing when they actually do happen. It reminds me once again that it's most important just to show up with your camera and hope it all works out!

A Magical Sunset in Naples

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-01-04 06:55:51
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/30
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1.3

Family Chaos

Chaos and Order

I noticed that most kids seem to have no preference of chaos over order, whereas parents almost universally prefer order. Well, at least my kids seem to thrive in chaos, as you can see in today’s photo!

Daily Photo – Family Chaos

Here's a crazy shot from Aruba. We thought it'd be a “great idea” to get the kids out for a little bit of family paddleboard action. Well it was pretty great for about 10 minutes until Ethan started using “ramming speed” and trying to capsize his sisters. They started fighting back (good for them), and then it turned into WWF on paddleboards!

Family Chaos

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-01-18 00:36:38
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/2500
  • Aperture3.5
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

Lamps in Cairo Bazaar

Abstract on Netflix

Here is another great Netflix suggestion: Abstract! It’s all about designers from various disciplines. I just finished episode 4 which was about a Danish architect… all are recommended! I wish I could make “playlists” on Netflix… I wonder if they are working on that?

Daily Photo – Lamps in Cairo Bazaar

Here's one of many lamp stores I visited with my family in Cairo. Of course, my daughters just HAD to have a lamp, and it was quite a selection process. I don't know if you've noticed this, but little girls can be both incredibly decisive and indecisive at the same time. I was trying to figure out what kind of behaviors to reinforce so that they become more decisive as they get older, but I am probably doing the wrong thing and encouraging indecisiveness! πŸ™‚

Lamps in Cairo Bazaar

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-02-03 21:59:37
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/160
  • Aperture4
  • ISO500
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

Singapore from Across the Pond

Singapore Tip

If you connect in Singapore and you have more than 5 hours, be sure to leave the airport and explore the city! You don’t need a Visa from most countries and it’s really easy to jump into a taxi and head down into this area to check things out! I highly, highly recommend it!

Daily Photo – Singapore from Across the Pond

I took this photo up in the club lounge area of the Ritz-Carlton, where I stayed just for one night on my way to the USA. What a pretty view, eh? I've gotta get back here with more time soon. After I took this, I went down and had a fabulous dinner before heading out into the night to take even more photos!

Singapore from Across the Pond

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-03-05 19:34:09
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time5
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length15.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Pool Time in Beverly Hills!

Speaking of…

Today’s daily photo features one of the founders of Plotagraph! If you look around the Plotagraph site, you’ll probably see even more photos of her… the full story below! πŸ™‚

Daily Photo – Pool Time in Beverly Hills!

One day while we were staying at one of my art collector's homes in Beverly Hills, we had the team from Plotagraph over, Troy and Sascha. We were having a little catch-up session on Plotagraph, and my friend Tom Anderson was there too (you know, MySpace Tom!). Anyway, we were both ready to take some photos, and since Sascha is a model, she offered to slink around the pool a bit. Troy was really funny – he's a Photographer as well – but he knows how to talk to models… so he was yelling out this and that and cracking me and Tom up… I'll get a recording next time!

Pool Time in Beverly Hills!

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-03-13 06:12:39
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/3200
  • Aperture5
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length31.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

My Backyard

Link to Derek Sivers on Tim Ferris

Yesterday I mentioned that I was hanging out with Derek and maybe you don’t know who he is! Here’s a link to a podcast interview with Tim Ferriss you may enjoy!

Daily Photo – My Backyard

This is one of the very first photos I took with the X1D. The sun was getting kind of a low, and we have a bunch of land out back where sometimes I go for a wander. I decided to take my new toy out with me! I was basically testing different F-Stops… this is where I ended up at F/22. The F/16 shot looked 95% the same, except this one kept the bits in the foreground a weeeeee bit sharper. This was taken with the 30mm lens.

My Backyard

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-03-27 23:35:10
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/500
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

Staring up in Paradise

First X1D Photo

Here’s one of the first photos I took with the new Hasselblad X1D. I went out and took all sorts of different photos as I’m getting to know the new camera system… I’m finding it very sharp and fun. I don’t have enough data yet for a full review, but I’m really enjoying it! πŸ™‚

Daily Photo – Staring up in Paradise

If you go past Glenorchy for another 30 minutes, you enter a magical forest of sorts near Paradise. Derek Sivers and I were walking around the mossy forest for a while, talking and seeing pretty things… then I decided to look up, and I saw this pretty little scene.

Staring up in Paradise

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-03-21 23:54:05
  • CameraX1D-50c
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/60
  • Aperture3.5
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

Is this area dangerous?

London Photo Walk and Workshop!

I can’t wait to see you all for the very special Photo Walk (free) and day-long workshop (paid) coming up in London. This is gonna be a great one… this time, for the photo walk, we have a mobile speaker system and more so everyone can hear! πŸ™‚

Daily Photo – Is this area dangerous?

It occurred to me after walking around this part of London around midnight that it might not have been so safe! I had just gone to see a Very Unusual Stage Play, and then I decided to go out for a photo wander. I wandered all over the place after I had the Uber drop me off by the Tower of London. I criss-crossed the Thames a few times then finally ended up here… I really liked all the pathways above that seemed to go in every direction.

Is this area dangerous?

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-02-17 07:31:08
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time4
  • Aperture4
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length21.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Newsletter Sign Up

The most beautiful newsletter ever!