The Remarkables in Queenstown

Facebook LIVE!

Here’s yet another installment of Facebook Live :) This is a fun one – an art tour in Sir Michael Hill’s home. We start in a rather self-serving way with one of my OWN prints in his wall from www.TreyRatcliff.com — see what I did there. Very cunning, as Sir Michael would say.

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Part 2:

The Boilerplate:

We’re doing several of these per week. They’re fun and interactive and you can ask me questions live. Be sure to come to my Facebook Page and up at the top where it says “Like” click the down arrow choose “See First” — Also if you like these videos, share with your FB friends! :)

Holy Stitching Batman

I took today’s photo with my Android! I have the Nexus 6N from Google and I love it! This is actually 5 different photos and Google actually stitched them all together for me and delivered me this panorama! I then ran it through Aurora HDR Pro to give it more of the look I wanted… and I’m very happy with it. I can easily see a future where I only use my mobile phone.

Daily Photo – The Remarkables in Queenstown

I like to go on jogs a few times a week to clear out the cobwebs and such. I listen to Spotify as I run around… this is one of my turn-around points. I usually stop here and stretch, catch my breath, etc etc. This time, since I had my Android with me, I took a bunch of photos… I was so happy that by the time I got home that Google had stitched them all together into this panorama. Incredible, really!

The Remarkables in Queenstown

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraNexus 6P
  • Camera MakeHuawei
  • Exposure Time1/1946
  • Aperture2
  • ISO60
  • Focal Length4.7 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramNot Defined
  • Exposure Bias

Strange Coincidences in Venice

More Carnevale Shots

Be sure to click on the category above of “Venice” to see even more mask-action!

Daily Photo – Strange Coincidences in Venice

Here's a funny story. So, at night, my friends and I would go out and take photos and carry wine, cheese, and crackers. Anyway, we were out one night and we have a tradition where every bridge we cross we have a sip of wine. We call it bridge wine, you see. Anyway, we were on a bridge and there was a very friendly German lady who was away on her first vacation in a long time. We offered her bridge wine and she took it and started just chugging it saying afterwards, “I love this country! You can drink anywhere I am so happy!” Haha… Curtis and I thought that was so funny. Then she had us use her phone to take a photo of her with the bridge wine.

Anyway, four days later I am walking around St. Mark's Square taking photos. I saw this cool lady and took her photo. She came over to me afterwards, pulled out her mobile phone, and showed me the picture of her having bridge wine!

Strange Coincidences in Venice

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/6
  • Aperture
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.7

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 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

Aurora Over the Valley

Aurora Borealis

Despite four trips to Iceland, I’ve never seen the northern lights! I’ve tried countless times… but on my list is to go up either there or Norway next winter to see them for sure!

Daily Photo – Aurora Over the Valley

I was driving home from a photo event from over the hill in Wanaka and I got to the edge of the crown range and saw this. So beautiful! The Aurora Australis is just incredible. In fact, when I got home, we got the whole family out on the deck on bean bags to watch it wash over us. So pretty and mesmerizing!

Aurora Over the Valley

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time15
  • Aperture
  • ISO1000
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

Over the Marina area of Dubai

Another Dubai Photo

Pop over to my Facebook page to see another set of photos from Dubai. You can see a photo of me taking a photo too! :)

Daily Photo – Over the Marina area of Dubai

I'll never forget that amazing flight over Dubai with the door of the helicopter. We were loosely tied in with a belt that was attached to the ceiling. This allowed us to freely move about the cabin and go to either side of the chopper to get photos. We could also hang out quite far like I did when I took this photo!

Over the Marina area of Dubai

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/500
  • Aperture
  • ISO800
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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