China – Stuck in Customs

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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Commune

Daily Photo – Commune

Because of the intense density of China, most of the public and private space can be very confining. The Chinese people themselves, I notice, often stand closer to me than any other culture. After generations of being mashed together, they have a different sense of space.

Hong Kong, China
TreyRatcliff.com

Commune

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-03-13 17:22:10
  • CameraFC220
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/580
  • Aperture2.2
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length4.7 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Fine Art

Daily Photo – Fine Art

It’s been a pretty manic month or two with my first time outside NZ since 2019. Almost all my focus has been on family time and now I’m off to Burning Man, so for the next week or two I’ll share some of my Fine Art images and their story rather than new/unpublished images. That should allow you to prepare your brain for the deluge of Burning Man 2022 image awesomeness in September. Hopefully you won’t have seen some of these before or if you have, hopefully your eyeballs will appreciate them anyway. 🙂

“The Impossible Library”

This library holds more secrets than I am willing to share. The secrets are so good, in fact, they would absolutely ruin the photo if you knew them. This is the dangerous nature of secrets, right? I suggest you don’t try to discover them to save yourself the disappointment.

Tianjin, China

(Fun fact… this is a Google Pixel image. It had to be worked quite hard to get it ready for fine art printing at a decent size but it held up well and collectors LOVE it!)

Fine Art

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-06-13 13:53:19
  • CameraPixel 2 XL
  • Camera MakeGoogle
  • Exposure Time1/60
  • Aperture1.8
  • ISO158
  • Focal Length4.5 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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A Chunk of Hong Kong

Daily Photo – A Chunk of Hong Kong

I had a lot of fun flying around the city a few years ago, grabbing some of the less common angles and then creating some fun abstract images. Here’s one of the more normal takes.

A Chunk of Hong Kong

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-03-15 17:28:29
  • CameraFC220
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/800
  • Aperture2.2
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length4.7 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.344

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Shanghai With the Lights

Daily Photo – Shanghai With the Lights

Following on from yesterday, here’s a chunk of Shanghai with the lights…

Shanghai With the Lights

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-06-18 23:32:42
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/4
  • Aperture4
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length28.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Shanghai Without the Lights

Daily Photo – Shanghai Without the Lights

Shanghai is one of those cities that absolutely comes alive at night, just so amazingly vibrant. During the day though and especially when there is a storm or mist in the mornings it has an entirely different feel.

Shanghai Without the Lights

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-06-19 18:25:40
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/50
  • Aperture4
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length64.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Unknown China

Daily Photo – Unknown China

Here’s another of those images I stumbled across yesterday. This one is maybe from China. I don’t actually remember taking it, so maybe it’s somewhere completely different! If you recognize it, you know where the comments are. 🙂

Unknown China

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2010-10-01 03:37:14
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time10
  • Aperture6.7
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+2

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The Impossible Library

Daily Photo – The Impossible Library

This library holds more secrets than I am willing to share. The secrets are so good, in fact, they would absolutely ruin the photo if you knew them. This is the dangerous nature of secrets, right? I suggest you don’t try to discover them to save yourself the disappointment. – Tianjin, China

From Series 2 of my fine art prints. Available in a limited edition at 1.5 meters by 0.85 meters. More info at TreyRatcliff.com.

The Impossible Library

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-06-13 13:53:19
  • CameraPixel 2 XL
  • Camera MakeGoogle
  • Exposure Time1/60
  • Aperture1.8
  • ISO158
  • Focal Length4.5 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Beautiful Cities of the World

Daily Photo – Beautiful Cities of the World

Hong Kong is one of the fifty cities featured in my “Beautiful Cities of the World” NFT drop on OpenSea. There are locations from every continent in that collection and there are a bunch of them from Asia, especially the night shots, which really stand out for me. Oh, and some of them are animated which is really fun. Check them out via OpenSea or find out more on my fine art website.

Beautiful Cities of the World

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-03-13 03:16:22
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1
  • Aperture4
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length68.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Series 1

Daily Photo – Series 1

I was over at one of my fine art print collector’s houses recently doing some filming for an upcoming project which I hope you’ll get to hear about this week. He owns one of these limited-edition prints of China from Series 1 which are 3meters across and 1.5m tall. It was great to see it up on the wall. We print them at the master printer, Grieger, in Germany who produce them to museum/archival quality. Then the fun part of getting something this size shipped to the other side of the world begins! Find out more about all of that over on my fine art website.

Series 1

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-06-07 00:23:36
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/15
  • Aperture8
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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