Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Dusk Rainbow

There was a slight thundershower in LA tonight, caused a rainbow on the commute home, unfortunately I was without my camera, only my phone...

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

12 new files approved on Shutterstock

Frozen Fuel Line on Liquid Rocket Motor #14246227

Rusted Bronze Handle # 14246437
Decayed Rusted Bronze Urn # 14246205
Archways at Qutb Shahi Tombs # 14246112
Successful Launch of a single stage composite rocket #14221134
Close Up of Tomb Minaret # 14246173
Qutb Shahi Octagonal Two Story Mausoleum Horizontal

Ivey Bay at Sunset, Porirua Harbour

This was the weather as we departed Wellington, we stopped in Porirua for dinner, ate at this small park across the street with take out from Burger Wisconsin.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Mt Ruapehu

On the return drive from Wellington, the clouds broke while driving past Mount Ruapehu, which with the nearly full moon sparkled on the horizon.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Hyderabad Reflection

Today we received the first email marking the final delivery from one of our studios, marking the end of a 4 year long relationship which gave me the opportunity to travel to India multiple times.  This caused me to revisit some of my old photos from some of my earlier trips.  The Photos below were from a trip to the Hyderabad zoo, while we were there a monsoon hit.  We ended up trapped inside the reptile house for about an hour and a half until it let up enough that we could "swim" to the car and actually get out of the parking lot.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Time Traveler

While in Auckland, everyone thought Liam looked like George Carlin as Rufus from Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure.  So when we walked by a phone booth...

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sunset Squall

The squall let up just at the onset of Sunset and I was able to snap this Panorama from the roof of Oktobor Studios.  Original resolution 21595 x 3340.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Piha Beach Panorama

This is a view from the road approaching Piha Beach.  The squall had just passed overhead, moving eastward towards Auckland, leaving amazing blue water on the horizon.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Gray Hairstreak Butterfly

I took this picture  in my front lawn, my wife saw him while watering the flowers.  He stopped by for a quick drink.  The iridescence on his wings made him very interesting, these images are straight from the camera, no corrections.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

New Zealand Livestock

I was surprised to see more cattle than sheep on my 1100 mile tour of the North Island in New Zealand.  We didn't get too close to much until we stopped at little Bed & Breakfast/Campsite at the head of a Thermal Hike just north of Taupo...  It was a little odd, but the owner offered to sell us the whole shebang for only $400K NZD...
Anyway, they had a sheep, which wouldn't let us get too close, a few Llamas, Peacocks and Chickens.  This little chicken looks like he was trapped in the 80s and acted very confused...

Keith was able to get one of the Llamas to get close, the others were too skittish, and the sheep preferred to eat the grass from the ground...

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Oriental Bay, Wellington

In my brief tour of Wellington, we stopped by Oriental Bay for some coffee and Gelato, the Gelato was amazing by the way.  There were patches of sunshine breaking through the clouds, here's the view from the beach.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Auckland Morning Time Lapse 3

Alright, this is the final time lapse that I did of the clouds the last morning I was there.  I had switched to Jpegs so that the Buffer wouldn't fill and so I could have many more images on the card, however I forgot to switch the White Balance off of auto to a predetermined Kelvin.  Since they were all shot with Jpegs and not Raw, I am unable to adjust the color temperature easily for all 2924 photos, so the color temperature does pop in this time lapse.  Oh well, next time I will remember...  Since I had so many images in this one, I am running at at a full 24 fps, and I captured it at 1 fps, so it is running at 24x realtime.  Anyway, here it is...

Monday, September 6, 2010

Auckland Morning time Lapse 2

Here is the second Time Lapse form the morning, a small storm came by overhead, but didn't quite fill the sky.

Auckland Time Lapse 1

My last morning in Auckland, I woke up too late to get to the pier for the Sunrise, but I took a series of time lapses from my window as several squalls blew over.  This is the first one, the shortest.  I started taking them in Camera Raw, but the Buffer would fill up too fast, so I switched to Jpeg for the second and third ones.