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  • Last Flight Out Photography!

    I get this question a lot..."Scotty, why Last Flight Out Photography?".

    Well, let's say you are on a trip to some exotic location like....uh....Iceland, for example. There are three flights heading home on the last day of your trip...one in the morning, one in the afternoon, and the last flight leaving just after dinner. Which one do you choose? If it were me, I would choose the Last Flight Out because I want to spend every last minute I can getting just ONE more shot....know what I mean?

    This blog/website highlights my favorite photographs from trips I make around the world. There's nothing I love more than sharing my passion for photography.

    I am a High School Photography Teacher at the Jakarta Intercultural School in Jakarta, Indonesia. If you are ever in this part of the world, give me a call, and we can go out shooting together. Thanks for visiting my site, and please come back again and again...

Wow…how time flies. I went to Sumatra yesterday to see Pacu Jawi for the ninth time. It never gets old. The location was the same location as my first time there a few years ago. It was good to be back. Pak Emi even built a platform for us to view…above the crowd.

The night before, I was packing my camera equipment, and couldn’t find my CF card for my Nikon D800. For the life of me, I don’t know what happened to the three cards I own. So, I decided to leave the Nikon at home, and only brought my Sony A7Rll, the 90mm lens, the 35mm, and the 16-35mm. I used the 90mm most of the time. It doesn’t have the reach as my Sigma 500mm, but it worked fine. The only drawback was that I had to stand closer to the bulls….my frame would not fill up until the bulls were almost on top of me.

I only have a couple of “riding shots” that I was happy with, so concentrated more on portraits and wide angle shots…

This is my favorite wide-angle shot…kind of gives you an idea what the scene is really like…

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I bought this lens just before my trip to Norway this summer. So happy I did. Wow….what a lens! In fact, every Sony Zeiss lens I own are just outstanding coupled with the Sony A7Rll. Before I bought the Sony lenses, I was using an adapter to attach my Leica glass onto the camera. Don’t get me wrong, Leica makes perhaps the finest lenses in the world. But, I gotta tell you, I think the Sony lenses perform better on my Sony. I certainly don’t have the tech skills to prove it, but from my own personal perspective, I like the Sony Zeiss glass better.

I want to try this lens out underwater…I am sure it will be stellar. I don’t have an underwater port for it, though. I am hoping to borrow one from my buddy in October when I go back to Raja Ampat.

Here is a sample photo I took in Norway with this lens. It rarely left my camera…I used it 90% of the time. The other 10%, I used my Leica 135mm which also was outstanding!!

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We were in Lisbon for four days, but I only had the chance to walk around the city for a couple of hours on the last afternoon we were there. What a cool city. It has the old charm of a European city, but at the same time had this laid back feeling. The hills, the old trams, the bars and restaurants, the windy narrow roads all made for a great walk.

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