Nikon D2XS – Stuck in Customs

Exploring the Future (and fear of the new)

Daily Photo – Exploring the Future (and fear of the new)

I think it’s probably obvious to those who read this blog, even occasionally, that I’m delving deep into NFTs. One of the more interesting aspects of the whole experience has been the negativity towards them from some people. It reminds me a lot of the negative feedback I was getting in the early stages of my journey into HDR photography. Which is great as that turned out not too bad a life choice! πŸ™‚ Here’s one of those early HDR examples from back in 2008. Fourteen years! Yikes!

Exploring the Future (and fear of the new)

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2022-01-14 21:59:22
  • CameraNIKON D2Xs
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/4
  • Aperture4.8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

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Milan Styles

I was looking back through my photos from Milan recently and it served as a good reminder of just how much styles can change. Below you’ll find 2 images from my trips to Milan, one from 2006 and one from 2017. Ahhh… 2017, the good old days when travel was easy…
2006
The Airy Doom of the Duomo The most difficult thing about this shot was hiding my tripod from the security guards.  The second hardest thing was the HDR processing from this shot melting my CPU core.- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.
2017
Back To The Duomo In Milan
Just a bit different, eh?

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Prambanan, Indonesia

Daily Photo – Prambanan, Indonesia

A huge storm was washing over Java just as I arrived here at Prambanan just outside of Yogyakarta in Indonesia. One thing I’ve come to know about big storms in the late afternoon: if you’re patient, you may end up with a crazy sunset. It rarely happens, but if the sun dips below the clouds, you get incalculable layers of crepuscular light. This is an 8th-century Hindu temple that is an expression of God as the Creator, Preserver, and Destroyer (Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, for those of you that know the Marvel superhero awesome gods of India). The complex is actually quite huge, second only to Angkor Wat, and has 240 temple structures. Most were destroyed in Earthquakes, but they are slowly being rebuilt.
From the Worship collection on Foundation.

Prambanan, Indonesia

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2021-12-23 17:50:49
  • CameraNIKON D2Xs
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time2.2
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length20.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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The Directors Cut

Directors Cut #1

Here’s the extended cut of the AiVATAR promo… some pretty crazy AI in here! Check out the NFT drop details over on the main site.

For avoidance of any doubt, the opinions delivered by the AiAVATARs in no way reflect the opinion of any human used in the creation of the project. All are generated by AI from the beginning to the end of the creative process.

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Abandoned shipyard in Buenos Aires

Daily Photo – Abandoned shipyard in Buenos Aires

This is one of the most dangerous areas of Buenos Aires. I didn’t find that out until a lady came up and grabbed me and said I was lucky to still be alive. I’ve never really gotten into trouble in any country like that before, but I’ve probably just been really fortunate… or maybe good karma!

Abandoned shipyard in Buenos Aires

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2007-11-05 11:30:16
  • CameraNIKON D2Xs
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/15
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Happy monks in Cambodia

Daily Photo – Happy monks in Cambodia

Most of the monks I saw in Cambodia were not really doing monk-like things. I expected to see lots of meditating or chanting or something. Most of the time, they were just goofing, playing games, smoking, and just acting like pretty much everyone else!

Happy monks in Cambodia

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2007-06-02 03:16:43
  • CameraNIKON D2Xs
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/60
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length20.0 mm
  • FlashFired, Return detected
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-2

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New York Reimagined

Great Podcast with Cappo about Yoga

I found this one very enjoyable! πŸ™‚

Daily Photo – New York Reimagined

This is one of my very first HDR photos that became quite popular. I recently re-did it for a parallel-universe version. This one has more of a film-look. I’m not saying it’s better or worse, just different. I actually didn’t go back to all the original RAW files but instead did a re-edit of the final rendered photo from before.

New York Reimagined

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2007-03-31 01:27:43
  • Camera
  • Camera Make
  • Exposure Time
  • Aperture4
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length10.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure Program
  • Exposure Bias

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The Rugged Coast of Iceland

Passport Iceland Sunday!

Today if you’re a Passport Member, we take another trip back to Iceland! Enjoy!

Iceland Edit

This was a very fun one to work on and I hope you enjoy it!

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Daily Photo – The Rugged Coast of Iceland

Here is another recent Iceland Edit. These are some of the hardest rocks in the world to walk on. Also, if you lose your footing and fall, you’re going to end getting sliced into a thousand pieces because the edges are like glass. I almost went out a little further on the rock, but I figured that if I slipped and fell, no one would find my body for ages. Either way, if you’re a Passport Member, you can see the edit for that here!

The Rugged Coast of Iceland

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2007-02-12 12:48:39
  • CameraNIKON D2Xs
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/25
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length12.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

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Beautiful Sunset in Yellowstone

Daily Photo – Beautiful Sunset in Yellowstone

I was out in Yellowstone all by myself on a hike to get this shot. It probably wasn’t the smartest thing in the world because there could have been a grizzly bear or something! But, I figured I had a tripod so that I would have been perfectly fine defending myself.

Beautiful Sunset in Yellowstone

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2008-07-05 21:30:49
  • CameraNIKON D2Xs
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/180
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length20.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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The Lonely Road in Montana

Part 3 of the Analysis

Here’s the last and final part of the analysis being delivered today on Passport Sunday to all you Passport Members. I had never taken the time to do a fully immersive comparison of different ways to use Aurora with JPGs vs. RAWs.

Part 3 of the analysis

Here is a link to Part 1 and Part 2 for you. In this final one, you get to see the final analysis and make up your mind for yourself! πŸ™‚ Enjoy! πŸ™‚

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Daily Photo – The Lonely Road in Montana

I took this one when I was out on a dinosaur dig with Jack Horner. One day we jumped on some quad bikes and just kind of rode off into the wild. I had my son Ethan on mine, and it was his first time. His mind was totally blown away! We took a break to jump off and take a photo just at the perfect time.

The Lonely Road in Montana

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2008-08-11 02:43:03
  • CameraNIKON D2Xs
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/45
  • Aperture8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length18.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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