Sony DSC RX-100 – Stuck in Customs

Exploring the Markets in India

Daily Photo – Exploring the Markets in India

While on our trip through India I liked to stop in each location and take some time to wander around the local markets. They were all filled with their own uniqueness and always packed with color.

Exploring the Markets in India

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-01-06 20:02:06
  • CameraDSC-RX100M4
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/400
  • Aperture1.8
  • ISO2500
  • Focal Length8.8 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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The Keys That Bind Us All

Daily Photo – The Keys That Bind Us All

Every two years there is the Venice Biennale for arts. If you haven’t heard of it, I’ll attempt to explain it here.

It’s sort of like the Olympics for art. Each country sends one artist to decorate a room or home or villa or warehouse however they wish. Some countries do just paintings. others sculptures, others video with music, it’s just all over the place. And you sort of walk from one venue to the next to see what each country has offered into the mix.

This is Japan. They had this lovely room with old ships connected by one super-long red piece of yarn that interconnected throughout the space and were strung through 1,000 keys. The idea was that the sea and boats interconnect the world and hold the keys to connection.

Venice, Italy

The Keys That Bind Us All

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-05-11 23:54:35
  • CameraDSC-RX100M3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/160
  • Aperture1.8
  • ISO320
  • Focal Length8.8 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias-1

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Temple of Psychedelic Awakening, Burning Man

Daily Photo – Temple of Psychedelic Awakening, Burning Man

Every year Burning Man has a different “temple” that represents a wide range of spiritual groundings. While not the official temple, this “Totem of Confessions” held some of Timothy Leary’s ashes that Susan Sarandon brought along. I think she just travels with lots of ashes of famous pyshconauts. I’m not sure. This is a gothic cathedral-style piece plastered in Kafkaesque photo collages of animals and people inside. Tons of people went inside the 60-foot high structure, which had a confession booth and eerie peephole rooms. In the right context, psychedelics can give people direct access to the divine in the universe and inside of themselves, so these are truly gifts to humanity to help spread consciousness and love.
From the Worship collection on Foundation.

Temple of Psychedelic Awakening, Burning Man

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2021-12-30 10:45:27
  • CameraDSC-RX100M4
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/200
  • Aperture1.8
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length8.8 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Island-Hopping in Thailand

Cool Article in Wired

Here is a cool article about “The Mystery of Memory” in WIRED magazine that features me, my photography, and a bit of scientific analysis. If you look at it on the web, you’ll see it has an incredibly cool format for scrolling too… never seen anything quite like it!

Daily Photo – Island-Hopping in Thailand

One day while at Phulay Bay, I jumped onto a boat to take a tour of the archipelago. A few of the islands had these little caves where people would have little shops and sell things. You can see one of them tucked away there back underneath the limestone awning.

Island-Hopping in Thailand

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-12-29 11:35:37
  • CameraDSC-RX100M4
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/2500
  • Aperture3.2
  • ISO800
  • Focal Length14.3 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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What You See at the Venice Biennale

A cool product

Here’s a cool thing I saw called Saent. Check it out! I bought one…

Black and White

I’ve thought about opening up a Tumblr or something just to quickly dump all of my “misc” work that never makes it to the blog. I actually create 3000+ photos per year, but only publish my favorite 10% here on the blog. It’s not that the others are “bad” but there is lots of experimental stuff, kind of like this one you se

Daily Photo – What You See at the Venice Biennale

This is from the Russian pavilion. That’s my friend Rene up there, getting freaked out by this giant gas-mask guy. Those eyes inside are on huge video screens, so they actually move around, right and left… it certainly gives you a strange feeling… like the Russians are watching! 🙂

What You See at the Venice Biennale

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-05-11 23:43:09
  • CameraDSC-RX100M3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/250
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO1000
  • Focal Length8.8 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias-1

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The Keys That Bind Us All

More from the Japanese Pavilion at the Biennale

Here’s another photo of this really cool space that I posted a few months ago. That post also talks more about the art piece.

Daily Photo – The Keys That Bind Us All

I liked this place so much that I came back a second time just to take photos. This time I came back with Rene and we had no idea what we would see in the other pavilions Most of the time we were confused… but there was some awesome stuff!

The Keys That Bind Us All

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-05-11 23:54:35
  • CameraDSC-RX100M3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/160
  • Aperture1.8
  • ISO320
  • Focal Length8.8 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias-1

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Soaring Back Home

Across the Crown Range

If you ever come to Queenstown, there are two short drives I recommend. The first is to Glenorchy, and the second goes through the mountains below (see that green valley?), across the Crown Range, and into Wanaka.

Daily Photo – Soaring Back Home

There was a fresh dump of snow as I was flying back from San Francisco to Queenstown a few days ago. This is the last flight of the day that lands at the little airport with the strange callsign ZQN. They don’t allow any night flights currently because it is such a tight and dangerous landing… but this may change in the future.

Soaring Back Home

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-06-06 16:49:23
  • CameraDSC-RX100M3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/320
  • Aperture4
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length12.1 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.7

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Clouds Over Vietnam

Some silly video from Vietnam

In case you missed it, here’s Robot Trey on Snapchat (treyratcliff) after landing.

Daily Photo – Clouds Over Vietnam

Here’s a photo I got out of the airplane window when flying from Ho Chih Minh city to Phu Quoc. As you can see, the sky was pretty crazy, and these are some of my favorite (and quite rare) light situations! I started shooting casually with my RX100, but then when things really started hotting up, I decided to go for the big A7r!

Clouds Over Vietnam

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-05-15 22:54:31
  • CameraDSC-RX100M3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/160
  • Aperture3.2
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length19.5 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+0.7

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A Quick Pano from Venice

A Review of the Presets

Good man Scott Bourne did a very nice review of the presets on his site on Photo Focus. If you’re still undecided, please go check that out! You can jump right over to the Photomatix Presets page here on the site too.

Making a Quick Pano

Here’s a photo I made with the built-in pano maker on the Sony. It’s very fast and easy! The only downside is that it doesn’t create a RAW file — just

Daily Photo – A Quick Pano from Venice

This is a cute little side-street off one of the major thoroughfares. I noticed that many of the best canal-bending shots are just a little bit too wide for a normal shot. So you kind of have to go uber-wide with a bit of pano action.

A Quick Pano from Venice

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-05-05 22:43:37
  • CameraDSC-RX100M3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/500
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length8.8 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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