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The Burlock Coast

The Earth in 250 million years

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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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Cute Kid on the Beach in Madagascar

Daily Photo – Cute Kid on the Beach in Madagascar

The kids along the beach there were totally incredible! They loved seeing someone with a camera and would not stop posing. The kids reminded me a lot of my daughter Scarlett… who sees a camera then just starts performing left and right. I don’t know where certain kids get that from, but I think it’s amazing. I see a lot of that from “grown-ups” at Burning Man who are able to re-engage their inner child.

Cute Kid on the Beach in Madagascar

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-10-04 08:18:46
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/2500
  • Aperture4.5
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length105.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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The Ships Sailing into Singapore

MDMA Treatment

Here’s a great video that highlights some of the new research being done. I know several people that have gone through this treatment for PTSD, Depression, and Anxiety and results have been amazing.

Daily Photo – The Ships Sailing into Singapore

I do really enjoy visiting Singapore for the sights, but I never quite feel “at home” or comfortable there. I’m not sure why. I think maybe because it doesn’t feel very organic. It feels a bit master-planned… sort of the opposite of some small town in Europe that has been there since medieval times and then slowly evolved into something that just feels nice and cozy.

The Ships Sailing into Singapore

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-03-25 00:46:44
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time2.5
  • Aperture4
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length105.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Relaxing in the Ocean at the Grand Cayman Cookout

My last photo of Anthony

Was taken just about the same time I took this photo. Not too long after this, sadly, he took his own life.


Sorry To See This Guy Go

Daily Photo – Relaxing in the Ocean at the Grand Cayman Cookout

Besides lurking around and hanging out with famous chefs, most of my time at the Cayman Cookout was taking photos of all the amazing things happening all the time. The water here was nice and warm and people would hang out in there all day long, floating around, sipping cocktails, and so on. I captured this cool couple out on one of the floating structures just off the beach.

Relaxing in the Ocean at the Grand Cayman Cookout

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-01-13 11:42:21
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/2000
  • Aperture4
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length91.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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More Donkey Bay in the Bay of Islands

Machine Elf 27 – Avoiding the Void

Here is the latest fractal creation, and it’s probably my favorite so far! I decided to explore the math of V3 of the Menger, which has all these beautiful spherical structures that are created by the minutest of filaments. It calmly explores the evolution of a void and allows you to relax in the unraveling, fundamental nature of its creation. As with the last one, Sam Mehrtens (Sam Wave) did custom music. He explains “with all these worlds there seems to be a pulsing balance of life and release. When I was making the soundtrack I was instantly drawn into the void and felt a passive tribal tone urging to come out… as the void unravels so does the sound, and the beat becomes a distant memory. Accompanied by sprays of tonal delay and psychedelic guitar, ‘Avoiding the Void’ is our most explorative creation yet.”

These are also available in 360 for a cool VR app called TRIPP. If you have an Oculus Quest, Go or Rift, you can download TRIPP which features guiding experiences to make you happier, calmer and more focused. Grab that here: https://the-machine-elf.com/TRIPP

For more Machine Elf creations, including physical installations, check out the website: https://the-machine-elf.com/

Daily Photo – More Donkey Bay in the Bay of Islands

This is the kind of amazing place that’s perfect for indoor photography. In general, the more rich textures and strategic lighting, the better. A perfectly lit room with boring textures just doesn’t always translate into HDR as well for some reason.

More Donkey Bay in the Bay of Islands

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-05-01 19:12:02
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time6
  • Aperture
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Deanie’s a hit in Africa

Daily Photo – Deanie’s a hit in Africa

Wow those Africans really like them some Deanie action. She was the center of attention at a fun village party in Zimbabwe. They just couldn’t get enough of that Deanie. After this guy hugged her, he ran back to all his friends and they high-fived him… we were all cracking up 🙂

Deanie’s a hit in Africa

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-09-22 05:47:58
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/160
  • Aperture4
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length67.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Tane in Sintra

Daily Photo – Tane in Sintra

We started off our European photo tour here in Sintra, Portugal. It was my first time there and we visited some of these hilltop villas. They were all cool in the way they worked themselves into the rugged and rocky surroundings. Here, you can see Tane in action!

Tane in Sintra

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-04-19 07:36:29
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/500
  • Aperture3.5
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe

Daily Photo – Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe

It’s hard to believe I shot this when the waterfall was in low-flow mode! They say that’s actually the best time to go there because in max flow season, the spray is so intense that you can just barely even see the waterfall. The spray was still pretty intense and as we walked around, everyone got pretty soaked anyway… I had to keep drying off my lens between shots…

Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-09-28 03:39:10
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/320
  • Aperture13
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length134.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Morning in Queenstown

Daily Photo – Morning in Queenstown

When we do my photo workshops in Queenstown, this is an area where we usually begin. We start along the lake and walk for about a mile down to Queenstown Gardens. We always time it to arrive just before sunrise. It’s usually pretty cold, but when the sun pops out, everything is great again!

Morning in Queenstown

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-04-23 08:01:16
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time8
  • Aperture13
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length26.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Passport Sunday on an Art Commission

If you’re a Passport Member, then today you’ll get to see what I packed to work on this art commission in Gisborne. I notice I pack lighter and lighter each trip as the equipment gets better and better.

See all my gear at…

My Kit.co/TreyRatcliff site. You’ll find all sorts of goodies in there.

Photo Gear Rundown!

Here’s a short video that shows all the goodies I brought with me on this trip… So far I have about 3000 videos and 2 crash landings with the quad. But it still works somehow! The blades are all messed up… I don’t know how this sad but amazing thing is still flying!

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Daily Photo – An Early Quad in Morocco

Here’s one of the first sorts of quads I used, when you would attach a GoPro under the blades. There was no live video or anything, so you just had to guess! That made it kind of fun, but also completely random… This was shot in Morocco when I was working on the SmugMug films video.

An Early Quad in Morocco

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-03-15 19:50:22
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/20
  • Aperture19
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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