Vinyl Underground Bar

Vinyl Underground Bar – HDR, ISO 100, 15mm, f/7.1, 0.8 seconds, Sony A7Rii, Tripod

Vinyl Underground Bar

I did a whole lot of things different for this photo. First it’s 9 images bracketed at 1 stop apart. I wanted to be able to capture all the light available.

Next is that while I shot it on the Sony 10-18mm lens, which defaults to 15-27, I told the camera to ignore the crop factor and use the whole sensor. So it was captured in glorious 42 mega pixels of light. I had so much fun zooming in and out of this photo while I edited it as I was able to read the labels on the bottles of booze.

This is the Vinyl Underground Bar. On my first night in Queenstown the Stray bus had a pizza night here. While i took photos that night I was on the outside of the bar. Tonight I asked the bartender if I could step behind the bar and get this shot. Really glad I did.

Edited with Aurora HDR Pro, Lightroom, and Photoshop

Growing up one of my biggest dreams was to explore the world. Honestly I never thought this would become reality. But at the end of 2014 I quit my job as a project manager to do just that. I sold most everything I own, packed up the remaining boxes in storage, and set out to see the world. My goals while traveling are to meet people everywhere I go, work on becoming a better photographer, and attempt to stay where the weather is not freezing. Along the way I am posting photos at and writing about my experiences at