California – Stuck in Customs

The Milky Way over the Burning Bush

Daily Photo – The Milky Way over the Burning Bush

I took this photo in Death Valley one evening. The bush is red and mysterious because of a bit or light-painting with my headlamp. My neck got a bit tired from multiple tries. That glow around it? I don’t really know… maybe a bit of the dust from the desert caught the red light. Either way, I like how everything looks all funky and Zen. Even in the middle of the night, it was still over 95 degrees with a hot wind blasting into my camera and face.

Death Valley, California

The Milky Way over the Burning Bush

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2012-08-25 03:30:14
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time30
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO1600
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Santa Monica Pier

Daily Photo – Santa Monica Pier

I haven’t been to LA since Covid… man it’s really changed quite a bit. I listen to the Tim Dillon podcast a lot (one of my faves – not for the faint of heart!) – but he has the funniest things to say about LA. Anyway, I took this one, I think, following a photowalk, after the USA bus tour of 13 cities… what a fun evening that was in Santa Monica!

Santa Monica Pier

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2012-02-26 20:05:39
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/250
  • Aperture6.7
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length21.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+1

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Heading to LA

Daily Photo – Heading to LA

I’ll be in LA for the week soon… should be a fun time. Catching up with old friends and some art collectors. Also working on some cool Machine Elf stuff. If you haven’t seen the latest Machine Elf fractal creations, be sure to check out the-machine-elf.com.

Heading to LA

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-08-24 00:50:04
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time13
  • Aperture4
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length15.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.3

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the fog you can only see through from above

Daily Photo – the fog you can only see through from above

Yosemite is a wonderful place for photography, and it’s one of those places that is filled with an intimidating and rich photographic history. I don’t even understand how Ansel Adams did it back in the day; but I have a sense of it, I suppose. So this is un-Yosemite in a way. I aimed away from Yosemite, to all the little mountains that walk up to the great park, and I embraced all the color that I felt flowing inwards.

Yosemite, California
TreyRatcliff.com

the fog you can only see through from above

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2011-12-29 15:14:00
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/3000
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length135.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

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the rock moved so slowly that I did not notice

Daily Photo – the rock moved so slowly that I did not notice

This is a mysterious place!

This magical place is deep in Death Valley and virtually inaccessible. These massive rocks move across the desert pan, carving trails of time behind them. Countless theories exist about what causes this phenomenon. I stayed here all night, and this was taken just after midnight as the moon rose to make new shadows. I thought the moon might give some clues, but it did not. I lay on the hard pavement near the rock to see if I could sense movement. After half an hour, not only did I see no movement, but I also felt quite redonkulous.

I was completely nude while taking this photo. That has nothing to do with the photo, but I thought you might like to know.

California, USA
TreyRatcliff.com

the rock moved so slowly that I did not notice

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2012-08-26 01:20:33
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time15
  • Aperture4
  • ISO1600
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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The New Dot Com

Daily Photo – The New Dot Com

Aiming to launch the new TreyRatcliff.com towards the end of next week… can it be achieved? I hope so! In the meantime, here’s one of the fine art images from the current site.

The New Dot Com

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2011-12-29 15:14:00
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/3000
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length135.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

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Beverly Hills to Century City

Daily Photo – Beverly Hills to Century City

This image was from a fun day with some friends a few years back in LA. I was there for some work for a collector of my Fine Art and was able to have an impromptu photo shoot with some friends at the collector’s house. This is Sacha, and over there in the background you can see Century City surrounded by the flatness that is LA. (I also remember we recorded this afternoon in 360 for Passport subscribers, so if you saw that back then you got a peek behind the scenes of this awesome home.)

Beverly Hills to Century City

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-03-13 06:12:39
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/3200
  • Aperture5
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length31.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

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Sage and Milo

Daily Photo – Sage and Milo

Here’s a behind the scenes shot of an action-packed recording session for an at the time unreleased production, Sage and Milo… or as it went on to be known, Superman vs Batman…

Sage and Milo

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-08-26 08:05:33
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/400
  • Aperture
  • ISO6400
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias+0.7

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San Francisco at Dusk

Daily Photo – San Francisco at Dusk

I spend a lot of time in San Francisco trying to work out how to get into the higher buildings, sometimes it’s as easy as just booking a hotel room, usually though it involves a lot of persuasion with the staff in a lobby. Always a fun challenge. 🙂

San Francisco at Dusk

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2013-05-21 00:45:19
  • CameraNEX-7
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1.6
  • Aperture4
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length13.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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2-time Oscar winner…

Daily Photo – 2 time Oscar winner…

Congrats dear Hans on the latest win. Hopefully many more to come!

2 time Oscar winner…

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-08-26 07:58:51
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/400
  • Aperture
  • ISO4000
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias+0.7

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