Nikon D3X – Stuck in Customs

Along the Coast of Oregon

Trey Ratcliff and the Mueller Report on USA Today

Hey I was mentioned alongside the Mueller Report on USA Today… Believe it or not, I have very little to do with the Russians meddling with the election of Trump. I know, hard to believe, right? You can listen to my interview where we don’t discuss that at all on the USA Today site here.

Daily Photo – Along the Coast of Oregon

Seeing this photo makes me want to get back to Oregon for some more photo fun! I really only got about two days of photo time while here… not nearly enough. My new friend Brandin lives up this way, so we should plan a little photo session around his home state some time! 🙂

Along the Coast of Oregon

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2011-08-07 22:19:05
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/20
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO50
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

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Mountains and Valleys in Switzerland

Podcast Interview on The Nimble Photographer

This was a fun interview! Here’s what Derrick wrote about it:

Trey Ratcliff is best known for his vibrant landscapes. But he’s also a student of human nature. His photography business is fueled by combining compelling landscapes, with daring post production, and adding a dash of insightful marketing.

On today’s show, Trey shares some of thinking behind this approach. The lessons that he’s learned may help your creative endeavors as well.

Welcome to the Nimble Photographer podcast, hosted by me, Derrick Story. My quest is to find artists who have created their own definition of success. Yes, finances play a role in all of our lives, but are they the only measure? And how can you put a price on the experiences along the way?

Today, we travel to New Zealand via Skype to hear what Trey has to say. Thanks for coming along.

Daily Photo – Mountains and Valleys in Switzerland

The light was hitting this valley in the most amazing way. I’d like to say I was patient and waited on the perfect lighting. I wasn’t. I was just very lucky and happened to be in the right place at the right time. I’m not sure of the name of that peak there on the right… anyone know?

Mountains and Valleys in Switzerland

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2011-07-25 13:41:42
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/30
  • Aperture6.7
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length90.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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The Creepy Haunted House

3D Printed Village

I saw this article about a 3D Printed Village that is coming soon to a Latin American country near you… awesome!

Daily Photo – The Creepy Haunted House

Somehow, I talked the Disney people into letting me behind the velvet rope to take some photos! These Disney Imagineers are so amazing at their set design… I don’t even know how they do it all, or even where they source their materials. I do my own humble best to try to capture it…

The Creepy Haunted House

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2011-07-09 11:30:44
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1
  • Aperture6.7
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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The Glacier Near Zermatt

Part 2 of the USA Today Interview

Here’s part 2 of the interview (Part 1 Here!). He got the intro wrong a little bit… he didn’t really explain that I bought fake followers in a second, fake account. He makes it sound like it was my personal account! Anyway… hehe… enjoy!

Daily Photo – The Glacier Near Zermatt

I took a little train to the top of the mountain near Zermatt to get this photo of the mighty glacier. It’s cool how you can actually see the flow-marks like a river. I had a double-major in Geophysics before I had a fight with the professor and I quit. He was a real idiot. Anyway, while I was still there, I got to know quite a bit about these forces of the earth… and I still find it fascinating that millions of pounds of solid ice can flow like a liquid.

The Glacier Near Zermatt

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2011-07-24 11:55:19
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/350
  • Aperture8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length18.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Lighthouse in a Mysterious Place

New Tour Info!

I’ve announced the first two events for the 10-city tour that starts in less than a week! The first two locations are Ft. Lauderdale and Orlando. Event details are on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pg/treyratcliff/events/

In the former, I’ll be speaking at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa and in the latter, I’m hosting the event at the JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes. I look forward to meeting you in person… this is a really fun event and I know you’ll have a blast! Also, I’m always looking for hot photo tips in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando as well. I’ll be in each city for four days, taking photos all over the place. I’m excited! After Orlando, other event cities on the tour include New York, Dallas, New Orleans, Montreal, Toronto, Pittsburg, Philly, Boston, and Burning Man.

Fort Lauderdale, I Think

Heartbeat Trance Music for Work

My friend Cliff Baise turned me on to this… sometimes, if I get tired of a playlist, I put on this generic stuff and then start cranking out the work!

Daily Photo – Lighthouse in a Mysterious Place

Does anyone know where this lighthouse is? I actually Do Not! Or, at least, I cannot remember. I am 99% sure it is in Florida, but I forgot to tag it on input. Normally, I am great at tagging locations when I import into Lightroom, but something strange must have happened this time around… It was about 8 years ago, and I have very little memory of where the hell I was then! 🙂

Lighthouse in a Mysterious Place

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2011-11-23 17:12:35
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time6
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO320
  • Focal Length28.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

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The Matterhorn

Banned TED talk about DMT

I can’t figure out why this was banned… I totally agree with Graham Hancock’s stance on consciousness and the use of a natural substance like DMT to explore it.

Daily Photo – The Matterhorn

Here’s a new photo of the Matterhorn I finished a few weeks ago. I took this while I was in Zermatt, which is one of my favorite Swiss places! If it looks like it was cold there, well, yes, yes it was. Over 500 people have died trying to climb to the top. This is one of many reasons I did not attempt a climb to the top.

The Matterhorn

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2011-07-24 12:25:41
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/750
  • Aperture11
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length180.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

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Way Back in Burning Man 2011

Burning Man Gallery

I am always updating my Burning Man Gallery up on SmugMug. You can go there to see the last 8 years of photos. I’m so stoked to go this year, year #9… and I’m bringing my friend Hugh Howey! He’s a virgin!

Daily Photo – Way Back in Burning Man 2011

Wow it’s hard to believe I’ve been going for so many years. This is the temple from that year, but this is a new photo I recently processed! I hope you enjoy this and some of the other photos from the gallery above.

Way Back in Burning Man 2011

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2011-08-31 21:37:21
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/15
  • Aperture4.8
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length19.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Driving Across Iceland

Netflix Show Recommendation

Okay, this is a really dumb but funny show. For whatever reason, I find it hilarious at times. It’s called “Toast of London.” I even had this crazy dream where I met this guy and we got to be best friends. Even better, he was exactly the same way in real life.

Daily Photo – Driving Across Iceland

Here’s a photo from one of my many road trips across Iceland. I’ve been thinking about going back here for another solo road trip during the summers there when it never gets dark. It’s hard to explain how different it is at the latitude of 66 degrees. I thought New Zealand would be similar, but we’re only at 45 degrees. The summers here keep the sunlight all the way past 10 PM, but there are still many hours of darkness until the morning. I find it hard to force myself to be awake for 4 hours in total darkness to wait for the sunrise, but it’s a lot easier in Iceland where there is no wait at all!

Driving Across Iceland

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2010-06-13 02:12:51
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time0.5
  • Aperture8
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length34.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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A Classic Street Scene in Paris

Midnight in Paris

I just rewatched this movie on the plane for the fifth time and it still holds up. It’s easily in my top 3 Woody Allen movies and if you haven’t seen it, get it way up there on your list. Plus, I found the whole thing to be super funny… my favorite character is definitely Hemingway.

Daily Photo – A Classic Street Scene in Paris

In that same romantic sense, I like to roam the streets of Paris at night in search of scenes like this. They are all over the place, but it’s best to find the narrow streets like here in Montmartre. I wait around for nice color combinations in the background and with the characters walking around.

A Classic Street Scene in Paris

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2011-07-20 15:00:22
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/30
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length23.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Pre-Launch Countdown

Personal Trainer

I recently got a personal trainer at Industrial Fitness and it’s been great! I never thought I would enjoy having one so much… His name is Gary and he’s a badass. Anyway, I’ve always been very disciplined and never thought I needed outside moderation, but I was wrong. Not only does he push me farther, but I like that it’s one hour a day where I don’t have to make decisions. When you run your own business, you spend all day making decisions, and it can get a little tiring, honestly… even more tiring than a good workout!

Daily Photo – Pre-Launch Countdown

I was lucky enough to be part of a special group for some of the final launches of the space shuttle to get up-close access. I was able to spend a few hours here. Very nearby, I planted a camera to automatically take photos at launch. It was one of my greatest ideas that ended with a total mess, like many of my greatest ideas. For one, the camera flooded. For two, nothing was in focus. For three, all I saw was a bright orange flash before most of the camera melted. But, other than that, it was a smashing success.

Pre-Launch Countdown

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2011-05-15 11:03:57
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/500
  • Aperture6.7
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length145.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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