Sony A7R – Stuck in Customs

painting on the water with other water

Daily Photo – painting on the water with other water

It was a lightly cool morning, but the morning had that feeling like it would slowly warm, even while standing there. I was returning from an overnight photo adventure and took a hike along the shores of Lake Wakatipu, which according to Maori legend, was created after a gigantic ogre was burned to make the hollow.

Glenorchy, New Zealand
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painting on the water with other water

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-05-11 15:17:51
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/60
  • Aperture
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length0.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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a movie set, like in a school play that never happened

Daily Photo – a movie set, like in a school play that never happened

This is a place most of the world has never heard of with millions of people that live, work, have tea, and worry if their kids are getting the right kind of education. There is an idea put that just like the human body grows cells to support life that the Earth grows humans. It’s a nice idea, and it’s not unusual, I suppose, that the thumb only has a vague idea that the left ear exists.

I climbed up a mountain to take this photo. I started in the late afternoon and arrived at dusk. There were many crazy-bright-red Chinese snakes, which seemed more evil than interesting, bright yellow spiders that seemed too jumpy, and other unmentionables, all of which were looking at me like a walking bag of warm blood meal.

Guilin, China
TreyRatcliff.com

a movie set, like in a school play that never happened

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-06-03 00:37:11
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time2.5
  • Aperture4
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length70.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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there was a cracking sound that was first felt in the bones

Daily Photo – there was a cracking sound that was first felt in the bones

I am a very Zen person generally, so whenever I feel anxious or out-of-place, I try to figure out why. This is one of those places. I felt like I wasn’t supposed to be here as the ice towers turned and folded above me, cracking and pulling apart into an azure-blue glow. Everything was moving all the time, and I felt seconds away from falling into a crevasse and getting stuck forever. It was beautiful, ephemeral, and I removed myself from the ripping as quickly as seemed natural.

Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica
From TreyRatcliff.com

there was a cracking sound that was first felt in the bones

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-01-12 02:44:00
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/4000
  • Aperture6.7
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length28.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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The Ceremony

Daily Photo – The Ceremony

Burning Man, I am on the way…

The Ceremony

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-08-30 11:54:21
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/5000
  • Aperture9
  • ISO1600
  • Focal Length34.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias+1

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Sometimes it’s the small things

Daily Photo – Sometimes it’s the small things

There are loads of massive, complex installations at Burning Man but often the smaller things can be just as impactful.

Sometimes it’s the small things

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-08-25 10:26:08
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/2000
  • Aperture10
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Antarctic Light

Daily Photo – Antarctic Light

One of the highlights of Antarctica was the way the low sun played with my Leica lens. Just lovely.

Antarctic Light

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-01-21 01:08:49
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/3200
  • Aperture
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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What Can You Say?

Daily Photo – What Can You Say?

Sometimes things are self-explanatory but here… well… not sure what I can say really. Cool costumes for sure but who knows what they were up to or where they were going (or had been).

What Can You Say?

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-08-30 11:56:33
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/5000
  • Aperture9
  • ISO1600
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias+1

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The Epic Skies Continue

Daily Photo – The Epic Skies Continue

The sky at Burning Man is consistently awesome. Here’s another example.

The Epic Skies Continue

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-08-30 02:37:43
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1000
  • Aperture4.5
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length18.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias-2

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Bendy

Daily Photo – Bendy

I admire people who can do this sort of move at random, without warming up, and still manage to get up without aches and pains the next morning.

Bendy

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-08-30 15:14:11
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/250
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO800
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias+1

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Intricate

Daily Photo – Intricate

An amazing ceiling inside one of the structures at Burning Man back in 2014.

Intricate

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-08-30 00:36:04
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time8
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length10.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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