Beautiful Rice Fields and Hut

Mount Aspiring Hut

A few months ago I made a post about a hut near Mount Aspiring. I haven’t had a chance to overnight there yet, but I am planning on it! :) Here it is!

Exploring The Mount Aspiring Area

Daily Photo – Beautiful Rice Fields and Hut

Here's the little path I would walk home too in Bali at Mandapa. I like all the lime-green floaties in the water around the rice. They are like tiny little leaves that swish around in a Brownian motion. I asked the local rice farmer what they were, and he said they were very bad and slowed down the growth of the rice. I told him I thought they were kind of pretty and he wrinkled his nose at me.

Beautiful Rice Fields and Hut

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/80
  • Aperture16
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.7

Happy Penguin

Live on Facebook

We’ve been doing some fun live videos on FB lately for the new show! Here’s one from yesterday with Scarlett :)

Penguin Video

You know how we announced Becoming an Artist Season 1? Well maybe there will be some Antarctica action for Season 2? Or maybe a bonus coming? Only the shadow knows! :)

Daily Photo – Happy Penguin

I don't know why we project human emotions onto animals… I guess it is kind of fun and we can relate. Who knows if this penguin is happy. Maybe it's totally pissed of and thinking, “It's so fracking cold!” but it just looks happy and carefree. But I guess it's a pretty good lifestyle to have no real predators except the 0.01% lightning chance of getting struck by an Orca. These aren't those emperor penguins from the movie that have to stand there in a blizzard forever. They are yellow-eyed penguins that just sit around, eat fish, and steal rocks from other yellow-eyed penguins.

Happy Penguin

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7M2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/2500
  • Aperture4
  • ISO640
  • Focal Length200.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias+2

Sheep in a Triangle Shape

Updated Reviews

I’ve put a lot of updating into the DJI Phantom Review here on the site… I’ve been making so many videos lately and discovering new things. They seem to come out with a new product every 6 months or so — this keeps me on my toes!

Daily Photo – Sheep in a Triangle Shape

Isn't this a fun photo? It's another good example of what you can do with quadcopters! This one was the DJI Inspire with the X5 camera. I really actually don't have that much experience with this system, but I am learning!

Sheep in a Triangle Shape

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraFC550
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/8000
  • Aperture4
  • ISO3200
  • Focal Length15.0 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

Beached Boats in Bali

Spotify, Feelin’ Supafresh

Here’s a link to my Feelin’ Supafresh playlist on Spotify. These are my newest “finds” that I add to my newest list!

Daily Photo – Beached Boats in Bali

On my last day, I went out with the chef from the restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton to get some fresh fish and veggies at the local markets. How fun! Our last stop was at a fish market here… the boats were so colorful and interesting I took a quick 5-minute walk to get some photos.

Beached Boats in Bali

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/800
  • Aperture5
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.3

A pretty sunset on the edge of India

Nike Self Tying Shoes

Now this isn’t something anyone really NEEDS, but they are pretty cool! Here’s a link!

Daily Photo – A pretty sunset on the edge of India

I was really happy to explore many remote coastlines along southern India. I suppose I intuitively knew that there were beaches galore, but you never really think of India as a beach destination… but one of our train stops included a sunset visit to this beautiful resort by the sea.

A pretty sunset on the edge of India

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraFC300X
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/156
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length3.6 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramUnknown (58655)
  • Exposure Bias

A Mustering near Glenorchy

From the Archives: Fake and Abandoned Disneyworld

Here’s an oldie but a goodie. Man, my camera work here REALLY sucked. Sorry about that. But it’s still a good creepy video from the olden days!

Daily Photo – A Mustering near Glenorchy

I had flown over with Choppy to spend the night with our families in the Greenstone area, across the lake from Glenorchy. It's pretty deserted over there. After we woke up, we took the chopper up for an amazing flight then landed near these horses. They were being moved from one ranch to another, so we followed them along and took photos all the way! Awesome!

A Mustering near Glenorchy

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/800
  • Aperture4
  • ISO2500
  • Focal Length36.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias+0.3

Nightwalk around the Burj Khalifa

Wide-Angle Leaning

I still find people that get quite angry when I post photos like this where buildings are leaning this way and that. Of course, that’s an optical effect from aiming a wide angle lens up into the air. This look doesn’t bother me at all; in fact, most times I find it more interesting and cooler than straight up and down! Anyway, if people give you a hard time about this just channel your inner-Trey and ignore them.

Daily Photo – Nightwalk around the Burj Khalifa

If you ever make it to Dubai, this is one of my greatest ideas that I discovered by accident. Imagine you are traveling across the desert (which you are, I guess) and sleep during the day and walk at night! The city is extra-beautiful at night and it's about 600 degrees cooler. Try to circumnavigate the Burj Khalifa here… There are fountains, pools, statues, crazy lights and more… it's quite fun to see how many compositions you can make. :)

Nightwalk around the Burj Khalifa

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/6
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO1600
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Picking Rice

Bali Fun

This photo below is from Bali and it just reminds me that I need to go back there! It was a very peaceful place… I’m into yoga and everything, and I found it very easy to get into the flow there. Maybe that was just in my head, and that seems like an arbitrary place to be.

Daily Photo – Picking Rice

Wow, that looks like back-breaking work. I find it challenging just to bend over to tie my shoes. It would be like tying your shoes, standing up, taking one step, then untying your shoes, then taking another step and tying your shoes again. I actually tried it for a while… I had a guy show me how to do it. One of the strangest things that I guess I didn't realize is that you are barefooted the whole time. It's really gooey in there… but it was nice to experience something so foreign to me but what millions of people do!

Picking Rice

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/200
  • Aperture22
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length184.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-2

Hangry Kitty

Another Photo from Africa!

Here’s another photo from our new Becoming An Artist series! I took this when we discovered a pride of lions under a tree… I could watch these lions forever! Here’s a preview where you can see some of the lions in action.

Daily Photo – Hangry Kitty

I notice my little girls get hangry like this (hungry + angry). I do the same thing I would in these survival situations, just kind of toss meat on the ground and slowly back away.

Hangry Kitty

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-6000
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1250
  • Aperture4
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length138.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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