Monkeys in their Leisure Time

Android Watch or Apple Watch?

I guess I don’t really need either one… but I was kind of thinking about getting one! Which one would you get?

Daily Photo – Monkeys in their Leisure Time

I only recently processed this image even though I was here with the snow monkeys a while ago. I still remember how interesting they were to watch – like weird humans. They were perfectly cool with me being near them, as long as I didn't get too close. They would show their teeth a bit if I got inside that dangerzone, which was a pretty good excuse to back off!

Monkeys in their Leisure Time

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/500
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO500
  • Focal Length200.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Creation Wars Show 14

Creation Wars Show 14

Here’s a fun show we just did a few days ago for www.TheArcanum.com ! :)

Show Notes:

1.00 What is The Creation Wars?(And After show plans)
2.30 THE CREATION WARS QUICK ONE HOUR MAKEOVER IN THE EXTREME announcement
3.00 Intros
9.30 THE CREATION WARS QUICK ONE HOUR MAKEOVER IN THE EXTREME reveal
16.00 Angela B Pan Submission
22.30 Cliff Baise Submission
28.30 Glenn Guy Submission
36.30 Stephan Bollinger Submission
45.00 Submission Roundup/Voting
52.20 50 Shades of Trey
54.00 Trey’s favourite
55.30 Peoples Choice Winner
56.00 The Creation Wars 14 Winner!
56.45 THE EXTREME HOUR MAKEOVER CREATION WARS HOUR OF EXTREMITY result
61.00 Closing

Flying along the glacier edge

Glaciers without Names

I must have flown over and seen over a dozen glaciers in Antarctica. At some point, I just stopped asking their names because there was no way I could remember. This one formed a massive tongue that shot out into the sea ice…

Daily Photo – Flying along the glacier edge

After we were picked up from Shakleton's hut, we traveled along the front edge of this amazing glacier for quite a while. I've never been so close to a glacier – it was just amazing how Hef (our pilot) would weave this way and that. I had no sense of scale so it was hard to tell if we were close or far. Either way, it was quite exhilarating!

Flying along the glacier edge

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1600
  • Aperture4
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length113.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias-0.3

Amazing Clouds over Queenstown

Cloud Types

Anyone know what kind of clouds these are?

Daily Photo – Amazing Clouds over Queenstown

I don't actually go to downtown Queenstown more than once a week, but on this particular day I brought my camera… and boy was I glad. I so rarely see clouds like this here. The phenomenon did not last very long, so I got busy and made hay while the sun was not shining!

Amazing Clouds over Queenstown

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7M2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1600
  • Aperture4
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

Winner announced for the DigitalRev video

Congrats to Jason Fiori!

Kai and I just recorded a special hangout to select the winner! :)

And in case you missed it, here was the video before with the contest at the end! :)

The Night Before Chinese New Year in London

Sprouting Photographer

We just finished a really fun podcast for The Arcanum over at The Sprouting Photographer. Be sure to pop over there and have a listen!

Daily Photo – The Night Before Chinese New Year in London

Here I am in Chinatown in London around midnight. It was the evening before the Chinese New Year and everyone was getting pretty excited. The next night was to be absolute chaos, but this night things still had a nice electricity in the air.

I also made a little video here of what things looked and felt like… sometimes I record little videos here and there to remind myself. I don't usually publish them because the editing takes so long! So I just kind of save them for myself. It helps when I edit the photo later to remind me of how things felt at the time.

The Night Before Chinese New Year in London

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/5
  • Aperture4
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Everyone check out the white dude!

The video behind it

I happened to have on my Google Glass while doing some photography here. When these nice people came up, I just kept it rolling!

Daily Photo – “Everyone check out the white dude!”

I don't know if this is how it translates exactly from Chinese to English, but I'm pretty sure that is what these people were saying when they surrounded me in Tiananmen Square. I find the vast majority of people around the world to nice, smiling, and very happy to meet new people. This is one of those patterns I see time and time again and it gives me faith in the whole human race — this was kind of one of those shining examples!

“Everyone check out the white dude!”

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/250
  • Aperture
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

Dubai PhotoWalk!

See you soon in Dubai!

I’m going back to Germany for a spell then stopping in Dubai for a few days. Let’s do a PhotoWalk!

It will be on Monday, March 16, at 5 PM. It’s a family-friendly and all are welcome. All camera types too, from mobile phones to DSLRs — this is just a fun chance to get together, learning some things, and take some new sorts of photos!

Google+ Event

FB Event

Meeting Location: Meet Here!- The Dubai Marina Walk. Even if you’ve done this walk 100 times, I’ll challenge you to re-invent the shot! :)

Date: March 16

Time to meet: 5 PM

Hashtag: #TRDubai2015

Skill Level: ALL! If it’s your first photowalk, don’t be afraid, this is the case for Most people at photowalks… we’ll help ya out! :)

Plan: I’ll say hello to everyone and give everyone some artistic and technical goals for the day. I’ll talk through my camera setup and discuss the whole plan for the evening. Then we’ll all walk around like a huge centipede to find our photographic muses for the day! I’ll stop 5 or so times and we’ll all congeal into a slime-mold at which point I’ll set up for a formal shot and talk about my settings, framings, what I’m trying to communicate with the shot, etc. You are ALWAYS welcome to ask me questions any time… Please don’t hesitate! :)

This awesome video below shows how crazy Dubai is… it was made by Rob Whitworth.

The Pond in Ophir, New Zealand

No time for Reviews

I’m sorry that I haven’t been writing many reviews for you lately. I’ve been running around working on too many projects and taking a ton of photos. One of the first things that slips off the list is New Reviews. I’ve got all kinds of new fun stuff I’m testing, but I just don’t have enough time. You know how it goes. I don’t want to hire someone to write the reviews either… I kind of like everything here being in my own voice, you know? Anyway, I just wanted you to know that I am behind… sorry about that!

Daily Photo – The Pond in Ophir, New Zealand

This is one of my favorite new photos I think! I had a lucky sighting out the left side of my truck while I was driving with some friends around the south island. It required a little jump over a barbed-wire fence to get to this exact spot, and whenever I can do this and not slice open my leg, I consider it a real success! This is a pretty good example too of what you can get out of the new Sony 16-35mm lens on the A7r. I do wish that I had a slightly larger range though… that 14mm is so nice!

The Pond in Ophir, New Zealand

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7M2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/160
  • Aperture8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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