Sony A7R 2 – Stuck in Customs

Photo adventure in Bali

Daily Photo – Photo adventure in Bali

I had an amazing time in Bali, but I didn’t actually get out to see much of the island. This is the most popular area along the coast for photographers and I only made it there with a few days to spare. It’s actually quite difficult to get a shot here, so I walked around for a few hours trying to find the best place to set up for the big sunset image.

Photo adventure in Bali

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-11-15 18:40:54
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time3.2
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length83.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Rainy Day at the Red Gates in Kyoto

Daily Photo – Rainy Day at the Red Gates in Kyoto

We came back a second day to do some more shooting at one of my favorite areas of Kyoto. I had never been there in the rain before, so it made the whole place extra romantic. Also, I love seeing Japanese people walking around with umbrellas… that always makes me smile for some reason!

Rainy Day at the Red Gates in Kyoto

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-11-08 04:32:14
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/30
  • Aperture3.5
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Batman Blue Gotham City

Daily Photo – Batman Blue Gotham City

From my somewhat extensive knowledge of comics, I believe that Gotham City is based on a parallel universe version of New York City. In the comics and movies, Batman always has a bit of a blue tone, so sometimes I like to shoot New York using the tungsten or incandescent settings to get the same sort of look.

Batman Blue Gotham City

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-06-20 00:08:43
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time8
  • Aperture4
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Cool Blue Tokyo Streets at Night

Daily Photo – Cool Blue Tokyo Streets at Night

What an incredible city this is to shoot at night! I love taking photos at night and it could not be any safer. You might see a few drunken salarymen out wandering the streets, but they are all happy and good fun! The other thing I like about the whole scene is how it slides a bit into the cooler, blue colors, which gives it more of a Blade Runner feel.

Cool Blue Tokyo Streets at Night

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-02-10 02:42:56
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time0.8
  • Aperture8
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Best of… Texas!

I was just listening to a new Joe Rogan podcast and it was cool to hear how he’s moving to Texas. I think he’s just sick of paying taxes to a state that doesn’t take care of itself very well… or maybe I’m just reading between the lines. Probably not, seeing how he just got a $100 mil deal from Spotify. I wish I could talk him into moving to New Zealand! Anyway, here are some of my favorite images of my home state.

Her Evening Elegance A Texas sunset settled on the farm as we patiently waited for the sky to repaint itself every few minutes.It was a very relaxing hour, watching the sun slowly descend through the clouds, interrupted on occasion by a stressful swapping of lenses. I hate to get dust in the chamber, so the changing of lenses is always a high-anxiety event! But the anxiety faded away pretty quick as we started watching the sunset again.My friend Leslie had invited me out to her parent's farm near Brady. She's an actress, a model, a photographer, and a bunch of other creative things... so I had told her I would spend equal amounts of time shooting the farm, her animals, and her. It's the old 33/33/33 rule of farm-shooting. Anyway, I am sure some of you would rather see photos of her... and still others of her animals... but I can't make everyone happy at once, so you'll just have to wait a few weeks for me to sprinkle those in! Until then, I hope you enjoy the sunset.- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.

Fourth on Lake Austin

The State Capitol of Texas at Dusk I went down on Saturday evening to do some shooting around Austin and caught the capitol around sunset.  There are all kinds of interesting things about the Texas capitol, like this cool underground Illuminati chamber you can see here, but the one thing that all Texans seem to know is that our capitol is 14 feet taller than the one in D.C.  This is a source of pride for Texans, along with the cool and trivial fact that we maintain, in our state constitution, the right to secede from the Union.The capitol is made out of this pink granite, and it gets a little pinker at night at soon as they turn on the lights, especially against the blue sky.- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.

The Dance RecitalI feel like I go to about 20 dance recitals a year!  If you have a daughter in dance, then you know what I mean.This was a cold one, and I mean supa-cold.  It was about 20 degrees outside, and then recital was, for some reason, outside.  I was going to go sit down and cover up, but the blanket was only big enough for the rest of the family.  So I decided to keep moving and take a lot of photos.  I went back behind the crowd to get this one just before the show began...- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post, including my thoughts about dance recital photography policies, at the Stuck in Customs blog.

Dallas, Texas

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Best of…Turkey Today!

Interesting Insect Behavior

Check out how these termites and ants are using the same pathways by using a row of guards to peacefully mark their territory.

Truce between termites(top) and ants(bottom) with each side having their own line of guards. from nextfuckinglevel

Best of…Turkey Today!

Each day for the next 20 days, I’ll be sharing my best photos from different countries. Turkey is a bit of a strange one, since I’ve only been to Istanbul so far, but I look forward to seeing more of the country!

Istanbul Wedding Crasher

Exploring Istanbul

The Roman Cistern In Istanbul

Grabbing A Snack In Istanbul

A Remastering Of The Hagia Sofia

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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

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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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Gloomy Day in Moscow

Moscow Photo Walk Highlights

Here’s highlights from our final photo walk in Europe!

Daily Photo – Gloomy Day in Moscow

There was a giant rainstorm before the photowalk, but suddenly the sun peaked out to light up these golden towers. We got lucky on all the photowalks and have never had rain after about 60 of them or so. Crazy right? I thought our luck had run out here in Moscow, but I was wrong!

Gloomy Day in Moscow

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-06-03 16:44:26
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1600
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length163.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-2.3

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Freedom Tower, New York City

Daily Photo – Freedom Tower, New York City

After my talk in New York City, I was invited on the roof of the Marriott in downtown to capture this photo of Freedom Tower. They have one of the best views in downtown and it was good to get up high to minimize the perspective angles that sometimes diminish the stature of skyscrapers as high as this one.

Freedom Tower, New York City

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-06-19 21:07:17
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time2.5
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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