Sony A7R 3 – Stuck in Customs

It’s Always Cloudy in Philadelphia

Ethan goes to Outward Bound

Here’s a fun little 360 video I made when I took Ethan to Outward Bound in New Zealand. The lens is a little messed up with cracks and scratches and stuff, but, then again, so am I. 🙂 Enjoy!

If this is your first time seeing a 360 Video, note you can grab the screen and look anywhere!

Daily Photo – It’s Always Cloudy in Philadelphia

That’s not true. It’s usually sunny. I ended up at a rooftop bar. I forgot which one… they all blur together at some point. But whichever one I was at, I saw this incredible sunset blooming over southern Philly. What a great town! I know it’s called the town of brotherly love, but I really did sense a real brotherhood there. People on the streets were really nice and fun… maybe just a tiny bit more than some other cities! I mean, I find nice people in all cities, but maybe Philly just had them beat by a few molecules.

It’s Always Cloudy in Philadelphia

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-08-08 18:10:05
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/800
  • Aperture4
  • ISO1600
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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The Ballpark in Pittsburgh

Luminar 4

The people over at Skylum are hard at work on Luminar 4 and have announced a few new features. First up was a quick and easy way to replace the sky in your images, then some AI Structure functionality and now it’s AI-powered portrait enhancements. I’ll be playing with the beta on my Africa trip and if you’re interested in more info (or to pre-order) you can check out their promo vids here.

Daily Photo – The Ballpark in Pittsburgh

If I was a true baseball fan, I would know the name of this place in Pittsburgh where they play baseball. I at least know the team is called The Pittsburgh Pirates. Maybe it’s called Pirate Stadium? Or, knowing the USA, it’s probably called “Geico Stadium” or some horrible name like that. Now that I spend more time back in the USA vs. NZ, I’m so surprised how everything has to have a brand on it… it’s like this brand-crazy place. It’s not a bad thing or a good thing… just a weird thing.

The Ballpark in Pittsburgh

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-08-06 03:14:25
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/5
  • Aperture4
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length36.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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The Vessel in New York City

Passport Reminder

If you’re a Passport Member, you get to see me process my latest photo from Notre Dame in Montreal! Here it is directly below so you can compare it to the Notre Dame in Lyon. Man, these Notre Dames are just popping up all over the place!

First, here is Notre Dame de Fourvière in Lyon
Notre Dame of Lyon This is the interior of the Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvre. It is probably the most lavish and beautiful cathedral I have ever been inside. It beats the other Notre Dame in Paris by a mile. I’ve never been in the Sistine Chapel, which is probably more lavish. I was going to visit it on my last trip to Rome but the Pope died the day I was there… so that one was… busy.- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.

Second, here is the Notre Dame in Montreal (which I think is even more beautiful… and that’s saying a lot!)

Notre-Dame in Montreal

Daily Photo – The Vessel in New York City

One of the first stops on the Americas tour was The Vessel here in New York City. My friend, The Professor Kenneth Hines got us some passes to go up at sunset. It was the perfect time with the perfect friend! If you are a Passport Member, then you might have seen this Behind-the-Scenes at The Vessel when some asshole guard came up to me and was quite rude about my tripod. I swear… I do actually respect rules, but I don’t like dudes on an egotistic power-trip. Yeah, big deal dude, it’s your job to walk around steps and make sure people don’t use three rods of carbon fiber to secure a camera. You’ve really arrived at your true calling, dude.

The Vessel in New York City

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-06-22 20:50:56
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/50
  • Aperture4
  • ISO640
  • Focal Length12.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Incredible Boston and the Paramount Theater

Hey, Trey from the past here… or is it the future? Not sure, anyway, by the time you are reading this I’ll have landed in Africa for my latest workshop. There are no more scheduled for 2019 but you can grab a spot on the 2020 New Zealand workshop here.

Daily Photo – Incredible Boston and the Paramount Theater

I didn’t know Boston very well at all before visiting, so it was a real delight when I was in a car on the way to the Ritz-Carlton and I saw this amazing theater! I’ve never seen it before and it feels like it’s right out of the 1940’s. I visited here many times to get a lot of different perspectives, but this was one of my favorites. I went down the street a bit, switched to portrait mode, and zoomed in to get a bit of the compression effect.

Incredible Boston and the Paramount Theater

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-08-14 18:03:15
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/4
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length93.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Dark Helmet

Crazy Ferrofluid Clock

If I wasn’t trying to be a minimalist, this is the kind of awesome clock I would buy! 🙂

This Ferrofluid clock from Damnthatsinteresting

Daily Photo – Dark Helmet

While I was in Shanghai, I took a fun motorcycle sidecar tour around the city. This is Bagsnob who went along with me. I thought she looked completely ridiculous in this helmet thing so I had to take a photo! We spent about three hours tooling around the city and spent most of the time in the old French concession area. If you get a chance to take a motorcycle sidecar tour, I highly recommend it!

Dark Helmet

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-06-18 13:46:59
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/60
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO640
  • Focal Length20.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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My Workflow in Toronto!

Speaking of Canada…

I thought I would share three fun photos from Canada. They’re all quite different, but I hope you enjoy!

I looked through the looking glass

And now on with the show…

My Workflow in Toronto!

At a recent art talk, I got many questions about my workflow. This is a fairly “boring” but important thing, so I decided to make a video for you that shows how I do this! Hopefully I keep it upbeat enough so that it is not too boring!

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The Lightshow in Singapore

Psychedelic and MDMA research expanding at Johns Hopkins

Here’s a new article about psychedelic and MDMA research being done at Johns Hopkins Medicine. I think this is great stuff and I fully support it.

Trey’s 360 Podcast – Dr. Jack Horner on the Conscious Slime Mold

When he’s not discovering and naming Maiasaura, or advising on the Jurassic Park movies (where he was part of the inspiration for Sam Neill’s character) Dr. Jack Horner has some fascinating things to say about slime mold.

Check out the other episodes on your favourite streaming services (iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify or in some regions Google Play).

Or you can watch the 360 versions here.

Daily Photo – The Lightshow in Singapore

Every night in Singapore there is a big light show with lasers and music and all sorts of stuff going on. There are thousands of good photos already, so I was running around trying to find a few unique angles to catch the action. Here’s one that I kinda like. This is the Marina Bay Sands hotel and that huge structure that goes across all three buildings is actually a swimming pool.

The Lightshow in Singapore

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-03-26 01:02:36
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time10
  • Aperture10
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length105.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias+2

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Visiting a Mosque in Kuala Lumpur

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Video

Here’s a cool video I hope you like! While I was on tour across Europe a few years ago, I would give art talks at different Ritz-Carlton hotels along the way. One of the gentlemen there that helps run the show, Nick Teare, asked me if I’d be interested in making the video for the new Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection. It was a very fun project! I ended up with about 22 iterations before we finally ended up with what you see now. If you end up staying at some of the Marriott Luxury locations, you will probably see this video playing in your room on a loop! Also, a big thanks to Sam Mehrtens for composing the music!

Daily Photo – Visiting a Mosque in Kuala Lumpur

If you’re headed to any Muslim country, I always recommend you go visit a few mosques. They are great for photography and generally very interesting places. You don’t have to worry about dress too much (well, don’t wear shorts) because most of them have a little station in the front where you can put on the appropriate garb.

Visiting a Mosque in Kuala Lumpur

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-04-01 00:11:03
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/13
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias+2

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Walking home in Sanya

Do you follow me on Instagram?

I may be biased but I totally think you should follow me if you don’t already. Just about now I’ll be on my way back from Burning Man so you get to see loads of random live videos from even more random locations along the way via the Instagram Stories feature. Airport bathrooms, Ubers, inside my suitcase, nothing is off limits! Check it out.

Daily Photo – Walking home in Sanya

Sanya was one of the more unique places I’ve ever visited. It’s on an island off the coast of China and it’s one of the top destinations for middle-and-upper class Chinese businessmen and politicians that want a bit of a tropical vacation. Even though there are tons of beaches, the Chinese don’t really seem to be “beachy” kind of people. They seem to mostly hang around the pool that happens to be right beside a perfectly awesome beach! These are some of the little villas I was staying in at the Ritz-Carlton there.

Walking home in Sanya

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-03-19 03:40:02
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time8
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length36.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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My First Photo of Toronto

Passport Sunday! Toronto Photo Processing

Today, if you’re a Passport Member, you get to see the edit of one of my newest photos of Toronto that I took a few weeks ago. Remember, every Sunday, a new Passport Video for you! 🙂

Toronto Skyline Processing

This is a really cool editing video where you get to see my process for editing this photo of the stunning Toronto skyline. I decided to edit one where the plane was taking off to add a bit of flair to the final shot.

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Daily Photo – My First Photo of Toronto

I took this one all the way back in 2013 when I went to Toronto to speak at a travel blogger convention. It was a really fun event, and after the talk, we all went over to Centre Island to take photos of the city. It was a stormy night, as you can see, but I managed to get in a pretty decent photo!

My First Photo of Toronto

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2013-06-01 22:20:41
  • CameraNEX-7
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time0.3
  • Aperture4
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length17.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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