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Stuck In Customs

My daily travel blog to inspire and get you motivated!

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Favorite Fine Art Hangings

Here are a few favorite photos of my prints hanging on various walls around the world that you might like to see. I have a few more over at www.TreyRatcliff.com!

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Photos from some great days with Over The Top Helicopters in Queenstown!

I haven’t shared most of these photos, so here ya go! 🙂 If you make it over to Queenstown, be sure to look up OTT because they have some amazing helicopter trips!

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Winter at the Glacier

Daily Photo – Winter at the Glacier

Here’s a massive panorama I took deep in the mountains of the Southern Alps in New Zealand. What a place! We actually ended up sleeping here all night in the snow… it was incredible. I did all the packing myself for myself, Stu, and Ethan. I did a great job… except I forgot one important thing: a tent.

Winter at the Glacier

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-10-12 12:05:01
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/8000
  • Aperture5
  • ISO800
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-2.3

Pink Toronto

Daily Photo – Pink Toronto

Here’s another one of the thousands of photos I got in Toronto. It’s such a cool skyline and pretty much every sunset was epic. See that sky tower thing? I forgot what it was called. Maybe Sky Tower. Anyway, my first time here I did a walk around the outside… that was pretty trippy but totally fun!

Pink Toronto

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-08-02 11:01:08
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/80
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length175.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

Midnight in Kyoto

Daily Photo – Midnight in Kyoto

Late one night, I jumped into a taxi and headed to one of my favorite areas of Kyoto to the Fushimi Inari Shrine. It was absolutely beautiful. The best thing about being there at night is that absolutely no one is around. You have the rule of the whole place to yourself… you can walk anywhere. It’s nice and safe and there is an infinity of places to explore.

Midnight in Kyoto

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-11-07 05:25:57
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time45
  • Aperture6.8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias-2/3

Over the Farm

Passport Sunday!

If you’re a Passport Member then today you get to see not one, not two, not three but FOUR new quadcopter clips to inspire you that I just shot last week! Enjoy!

Over the Farm

I’ve been working hard on an art commission here in New Zealand and having the most amazing time. I do a pretty good mix of ground-based and air-based photography. In between, I capture a bit of video stuff as well. Here are four quick videos I shot while there.

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The View from Secluded Paradise

Secluded Paradise

I took my 2nd house and turned it into an AirBnB! I know travel to New Zealand is impossible right now, but, when you do come, be sure to check it out at the Secluded Paradise website!

Daily Photo – The View from Secluded Paradise

And here’s the view that you can see out of the sliding glass doors and the master bedroom. Speaking of the master bedroom, if you’re feeling frisky, you can head out into that field and commune with the sheep!

The View from Secluded Paradise

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-03-30 19:50:11
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time0.5
  • Aperture8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

Temples in Kyoto

Check out this Amazing Kid

I wonder how much practice this required…

That balance from nextfuckinglevel

Daily Photo – Temples in Kyoto

Kyoto has about 100 temples within a short trip from the city center. You can visit a different one every day and go for a walk. In fact, that’s a pretty good idea if you’re going to spend time there. I like to go on morning walks, so this is a great excuse to explore new areas and get the exercise done early in the day!

Temples in Kyoto

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-11-07 17:34:21
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/1500
  • Aperture3.5
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias-5/3

India Recap

2020 was going to be my year of taking many train journeys. So far, I’ve only been on the COVID-19 train, and it has yet to leave the station. But then I thought back to our train journey in India and thought it would be fun to share these again!

India Videos Recap

And here’s all the videos from my previous time in India!

The Burlock Coast

The Earth in 250 million years

I saw this cool graphic on reddit…

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Daily Photo – The Burlock Coast

Here’s a photo from the Burlock Coast restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. I have a great relationship with that company and they are nice enough to let me stay for free. What a deal, eh? In exchange, I give them a bunch of photos, but it’s great because they don’t dictate what I should shoot. I just sort of roam around and find interesting things. This restaurant had so many textures and such cool lighting that it felt like the perfect place for a cool HDR.

The Burlock Coast

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-01-10 05:04:08
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time3.2
  • Aperture
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+0.3

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