China – Stuck in Customs

Passport Sunday Fun!

Today’s video for Passport Members is a quick and dirty edit from a single RAW file that I think you’ll really like. I was pretty sure that this overexposed photo was a goner, but I was shocked at what Aurora HDR did to it!

The Overexposed Pirate Ship

I use Aurora HDR so much and I’m often surprised how I am still amazed by it. I almost just deleted this photo altogether. It was completely overexposed but somehow Aurora just made it look perfect! Enjoy!

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Textures of the Li River

Textures Tutorial

Today’s photo uses one of my favorite techniques! Make sure you pick up my Textures Tutorial in the store. It comes with a ton of textures that you will love too!

Daily Photo – Textures of the Li River

Finally, something not from the USA! I’ve been sharing a ton of photos from my USA tour recently… mostly because I’ve been away from home in NZ for three months and don’t have access to my mother lode of photos! I edited this photo for a few hours on the plane. I love using textures… I hope you try out the tutorial above and enjoy it too!

Textures of the Li River

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  • Date Taken2014-06-04 00:19:05
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/100
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO500
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • 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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Sunset in Sanya

Ethan at Outward Bound

Here’s a Fairly Random Video I made with Ethan! He recently went to Outward Bound in New Zealand and I thought you might like to see some of it… the camera is a little messed up because the screen was cracked! But, if you can ignore that, maybe you’ll still like it! 🙂

And remember, this is 360 so you can spin the view all over the place.

Daily Photo – Sunset in Sanya

Some of my favorite photos I got in Sanya were from the main beach while using a drone. This is yet another place in China where I am not sure if it is legal to fly drones or not. But since Sanya is in a more remote area of China, I figured it was okay. I’m 99% sure that all these huge boats out here are abandoned… at least they looked abandoned when I got close with the drone!

Sunset in Sanya

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-03-19 18:26:35
  • CameraFC220
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/640
  • Aperture2.2
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length4.7 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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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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The Impossible Library

See TreyRatcliff.com

Pop on over to www.TreyRatcliff.com to find out more about my fine art collection.

Daily Photo – The Impossible Library

Here’s one of the new pieces from Series 2 of the fine art called The Impossible Library. We decided to make these a little smaller to fit on the walls of regular people! Haha… Series 1 has been doing great and many are sold out, but not everyone has a ton of room to hang pieces that can be 6 to 10 feet wide.

The Impossible Library

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-03-29 19:09:47
  • CameraPixel 3 XL
  • Camera MakeGoogle
  • Exposure Time1/25
  • Aperture1.8
  • ISO126
  • Focal Length4.4 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Hong Kong Forever

Dennis Highlights

Some of you may know that one of my favorite shows is “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” – and here is a funny Youtube video I found that has some Dennis highlights.

Daily Photo – Hong Kong Forever

I’ve been taking more and more photos when I don’t show the horizon. So many cities are recognizable by their skyline… so sometimes I like to obscure that information. Hong Kong is also known for this particular shape of building. I think in the 70’s and 80’s that the Chinese government built about 100 buildings of this same design and crammed them all together like this.

Hong Kong Forever

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-03-16 00:20:27
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time8
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length240.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias+2

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Exploring Hong Kong

Soul Anarchist Podcast

Here’s a really fun podcast I did that revolves around Burning Man with the Soul Anarchist, Paul Duane!

Daily Photo – Exploring Hong Kong

One day my friend Simon started showing lots of cool secret spots all over Hong Kong. Some of these places were really hard to get into… especially because it was illegal. I don’t know why I keep engaging in illegal activities in China. It doesn’t really seem that smart, now that I think about it!

Exploring Hong Kong

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-03-15 20:30:58
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/20
  • Aperture3.5
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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The Three Sisters in Fog

Burning Man Bike Stolen and Taken to New Zealand!

This is a great story about my friend (and camp-mate at Walter!) who had his bike stolen. Read the story here!

Daily Photo – The Three Sisters in Fog

Here’s a new photo I recently finished from Shanghai, China. I woke up early to get a sunrise photo, but it was too smoggy/foggy for any good light. I figured, well, as long as I am awake, I should try to be productive… I walked around for a while and the only interesting thing I could see was this… so I launched the quad to get a photo of three of the tallest buildings in China.

The Three Sisters in Fog

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  • Date Taken2019-11-19 09:05:22
  • Camera
  • Camera Make
  • Exposure Time
  • Aperture
  • ISO
  • Focal Length
  • Flash
  • Exposure Program
  • Exposure Bias

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Alley in Hong Kong

New Two-Propeller Drone flies twice as long

Check out this new concept.

Daily Photo – Alley in Hong Kong

This was my first time to visit this radical area of Hong Kong. I think I had maybe been here ten years before, but that was in the middle of the daytime in the sweltering heat. You can only hang out in Chinese fish markets in blazing heat for a short time before you’ve had enough. I had never thought about how beautiful it would be at dusk with all the colorful lights spilling into the streets, though.

Alley in Hong Kong

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-03-14 23:44:39
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/60
  • Aperture4
  • ISO3200
  • Focal Length98.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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