Travel – Stuck in Customs

The Beach in Coney Island

Daily Photo – The Beach in Coney Island

While I spent a few days in Brooklyn to research it for an art project I was working on, my friend took me here to Coney Island. What a cool spot! Unfortunately, it was the same day as the mermaid march, so there was absolutely zero parking… but that gave us a chance to go a little further down the beach to take a look at what it’s like to be in New York and sunbathe on the beach!

The Beach in Coney Island

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-06-21 15:07:08
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/6400
  • Aperture4
  • ISO640
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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The Old Town in Montreal

Daily Photo – The Old Town in Montreal

Not until the final two days there did I make it to the charming old town area of Montreal. The area wasn’t very big, but it was quite picturesque. I think you can walk most of it in less than 20 minutes, but pretty much every angle and corner was photo-worthy. We also ended up eating at a few different places around here and had an all-around blast. What a cool city… I gotta go back! )

The Old Town in Montreal

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-07-28 19:29:37
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time4
  • Aperture7.1
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Come to my New Zealand Workshop!

Today, if you’re a Passport Member you get to see a new 360 video from our recent workshop in Africa! We had a ton of fun… and you’ll get to hear a little from some of the guests!

You can see more about what happens on the workshop here.

More from Africa!

A few weeks ago, I shared a 360 video where I talked to a few of the workshop members that joined me in the wilds of Africa. This year you get to hear even more… I think my favorite one was when Phillipa and I were talking and lemurs were jumping all over us! 🙂

(As always with 360 video you can turn the video around while watching.)

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The Boston Harbor, My Updated Portfolio and a New Podcast

Updated Portfolio

I’ve recently updated my Portraits and People Portfolio on SmugMug. You might have to scroll down a bit to see some of the new goodies!

Trey’s 360 Podcast – Craig Mod on hiking, writing, Japanese culture and Leica

On this walk along a section of the Camino in Spain I’m with Craig Mod ( https://craigmod.com/ ). He’s a fantastic writer with some amazing content on walking (hikes) which you should check out… maybe start with his Review of Beds which is fun 🙂 Anyway, in this chat we discuss Craig’s various hikes through Japan and some of his observations on their varied culture. We also talk about his evolution from film cameras to ultimately opting for Leica as his main travel companion.

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

And here is the audio version if 360 isn’t your thing:

Enjoy!

Daily Photo – The Boston Harbor

As one of the sunsets was winding up, I decided to start criss-crossing the bridges to see different vantage points. It’s such an easy (and fun!) city to photograph. I ended up doing a few different long exposures, and this one turned out to be my favorite one.

The Boston Harbor

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-08-11 18:10:44
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time0.6
  • Aperture8
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Tracking Male Lions in Botswana

New Tutorial in the Works!

Now that I’m back in the studio in New Zealand after 4-5 months on the road, I’m getting organized! One of my to-do items is to put together a new tutorial I recorded while in Africa. If you’re a Passport Member then you’ll see a few sneak peeks along the way!

Daily Photo – Tracking Male Lions in Botswana

I didn’t see a male lion until my fourth trip to Africa! I don’t know why, but I kind of thought these guys would be all over the place. They’re not endangered or anything, but they are quite elusive. Male lions are not as elusive as leopards or wild dogs, but they are quite hard to find. I had this amazing guide and he didn’t mind me asking dumb questions. It turns out that male lions are hard to find because they basically sleep most of the day in tall grass, do nothing to help the kids, and, when they’re not being lazy, they are thinking about being lazy. We came across a few males… and one took a break from his laziness to climb on top of this log to appear to be rather majestic.

Tracking Male Lions in Botswana

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-07-17 19:28:48
  • CameraILCE-6400
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/800
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length289.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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The Amazing Organ at Notre-Dame in Montreal

Passport Freebies!

I wanted to give you two free videos that we released to Stuck In Customs Passport Members earlier this year! This is obviously an incentive to get you to join. When you do, you’ll get fresh videos every Sunday! Also, I’d appreciate your support… it keeps the website going and we can keep feeding the machine! 🙂


Daily Photo – The Amazing Organ at Notre Dame in Montreal

This organ is one of the only organs the Catholics are allowed to touch and look at during services. I have all sorts of ways I poke fun at the Catholics… probably because I went to an all-boy Jesuit school for four years where they tried to brainwash me. But, it didn’t work! However, having just poked more fun at them, I do actually have a decent amount of respect for the Jesuits. They at least have a lot of critical thought and philosophy that makes up the backbone of their teachings. There are a few logical fallacies here and there where it breaks down for me. But hey, that’s just me. I want to go back and do some DMT with some of my old teachers to see what they think.

The Amazing Organ at Notre Dame in Montreal

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-07-27 08:12:30
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1.3
  • Aperture5
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Amazing Museum Show in Montreal

Thierry Mugler: Couturissime

Check out the museum show yourself at this link! It’s definitely worth a visit if you are in the area… and I’m not even that much into fashion!

Daily Photo – Amazing Museum Show in Montreal

Whenever I go to museums, it can be quite challenging to take photos. At best, my work is a derivative of something original. I’m very sensitive to that, so I try to find interesting perspectives and ideas that help make the work more original. I’m pretty happy with the mystery in this one.

Amazing Museum Show in Montreal

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-07-29 21:12:26
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/80
  • Aperture4
  • ISO2000
  • Focal Length29.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Behind the Scenes in Budapest

Budapest Passport Sunday Day!

If you’re a Passport Member then today you get to see a little behind-the-scenes in Budapest when Hans Zimmer joined my little photo walk. What a great time! Below, I’ll add a few photos from Budapest including one from Hans’ concert there.

Beautiful Budapest

Olya in the Turkish Bath

Sunbathing In Budapest

There’s Parliament Again

And now, video time…

Behind the Scenes in Budapest

Here’s a new video you haven’t seen before! This shows some of the behind-the-scenes when I was in Budapest when we were doing the 10-city tour across Europe. You’ll also see a bit from our photo walk when Hans Zimmer showed up with his whole band! 🙂

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Family in Fort Lauderdale

Trey’s 360 Podcast – Craig Mod, Behind the Podcast

While walking the Camino in Spain last year I recorded this chat with Craig Mod as he was recording our chat for himself. You’ll find us discussing all sorts but there is a bunch of useful info in here for those of you who might be thinking about how you can approach one of these long hikes as a complete novice.

Find out more about Craig and his awesome writing at his site: https://craigmod.com/

NOTE: The battery dies part way through on the 360 camera but the audio lives on!

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

And here is the audio only version…

Daily Photo – Family in Fort Lauderdale

I found taking photos in Ft. Lauderdale to be a little difficult, to tell you the truth. There’s nothing wrong with the place, but there are not many iconic places or even cool “secret” places. I mean, there’s a few… but it’s mostly beach. When I’m in these situations, I usually look for cool street photography, or, in this case, beach photography. It’s fun to find interesting family situations and try to capture a tableau vivant.

Family in Fort Lauderdale

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-06-13 14:54:24
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/640
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length105.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Night View of Philadelphia

Daily Photo – Night View of Philadelphia

What a great city Philly is! On my first night here, I was staying over there on the left at the Ritz-Carlton, and then I went out to take some night time photos. Usually, when I arrive in a new city, I have an unexplained high level of energy. I love to use this energy to go out and get lost in the city and take photos. The whole city felt very safe to me, so I had no problem roaming around and finding scenes like this. That’s the giant City Hall right there in the middle. It’s a well laid out city because there are four long roads that all lead right to that iconic building.

Night View of Philadelphia

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-08-07 20:47:21
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time2.5
  • Aperture8
  • ISO320
  • Focal Length72.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias+2

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