26 January, 2011

Approaching The Home World

A second approach

After my narrow escape from The Space Dolphins and after I discovered The Home World, I needed to locate the correct trajectory for landing. I had to find some way to rescue The Earth from their evil clutches. I knew time was short so I quickly orbited around the planet and discovered this (surprisingly convenient) entrance. I had no idea how to stop them but I knew I had to try.

First, I steeled my resolve by taking a series of deep breaths. I knew that I only had one chance to make it in without being detected. Seconds. That’s all I would have, mere seconds…

Then suddenly my wife approached and said, “are you going to stand around talking to yourself all day? Never mind, I’ll just meet you in the gift shop.”

“Not now woman!,” I shouted, “can’t you see that lives are at stake? She sighed, “Whatever, I’m tired. Just try not to take all day…” “I’ll find a way in,” I declared, as I shook my fist. “Don’t you worry, if it takes my last breath, if I die in the process, If my bones are spread from th…”

She cut me off with a wave of her hand, “Well, just don’t forget to check Uranus.”

As she turned to walk away, I grumbled to myself and returned to my important mission. Space Dolphins first. I’ll deal with her later.

To be continued…

Daily Banana – Approaching The Home World

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About the Author

Elia Locardi is an internationally acclaimed professional travel photographer, videographer, Fujifilm Global Ambassador, writer, public speaker, and highly skilled educator who spends his life shooting some of the most beautiful locations in the world.


As featured by Professional Photographer MagazineCNet Australia,, Wacom USA, and Fstoppers, Elia has built an engaged social media following of nearly 3 million people across FacebookGoogle+TwitterInstagramYouTube, and Snapchat. Due to the years of dedication and genuine openness with his audience, he has become one of the most followed photographers in the world.


Location independent since March of 2012, he and his wife live a 100% mobile lifestyle, perpetually traveling from country to country, continuously circling the globe. Since he began traveling full-time in 2009, he has visited more than 55 countries, flown over one million miles, and collaborated with major companies, brands, countries, and tourism agencies all over the world.


Using a combination of traditional in-camera techniques, targeted times of day, and advanced post-processing methods, Elia has developed a widely recognized and highly unique style of photography that has become well known around the world. With each photograph, his goal is to share his vision so others can see the world as he does, full of color, texture, beauty, depth and emotion. Many of his photos have been used in some of the most widely circulated publications in the world including National Geographic.


Throughout the journey, he shares the Art of Photography on many different websites including his popular blog, blamethemonkey.com, teaches post-processing workshops worldwide, speaks at major international photography conventions, and is proud to be one of the founders and leaders of Dream Photo Tours.