Shanghai – Stuck in Customs

Dark Helmet

Crazy Ferrofluid Clock

If I wasn’t trying to be a minimalist, this is the kind of awesome clock I would buy! ๐Ÿ™‚

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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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 Taken2019-09-22 09:06:26
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  • Camera Make
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Communist Housing in Shanghai

Death and Taxes

This video is too funny. (Click the title to see the full frame.)

Where did all my money go?? from r/funny

Daily Photo – Communist Housing in Shanghai

This is kind of an interesting place, I think! This is part of the old “French Concession” in Shanghai. This particular apartment complex had five different units. As you can see, each unit had it’s own set of water pipes so that the government officials could keep track and make sure one person did use too much of the shared water. It’s the same way up in the bathrooms, where you have to choose one of the five valves for the shower and toilet.

Communist Housing in Shanghai

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-06-18 14:20:16
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/50
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO1600
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Rain in Shanghai

Final Warning!

Okay, this is the Last Day Warning to get the new tripod here. So far, there have been over 23,000 people that have purchased, raising a total of well over $10million! Grab it now… I’ve been using it all around the world for the past few months… you can watch behind-the-scenes videos and more on my YouTube channel.

Here is the most recent of the vids…

Burning Man Traveling Art Show

This piece started a Smithsonian Exhibition and now they are on tour. The first stop is in Cincinnati – worth going to take a look at if you get a chance! You can see more at No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man.

Daily Photo – Rain in Shanghai

China is definitely a weird place. There are a few little spots that are very artsy, hip, and cool. Other places are not like that at all! You never know what you’re gonna get. In this case, I found a cool wall that was made out of beautiful plants and flowers… it made for a nice reflection as the rain was beating down.

Rain in Shanghai

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-06-23 01:32:28
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/20
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO800
  • Focal Length21.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Shanghai Around Midnight

Schitt’s Creek

There’s another great Netflix show recommendation for ya! ๐Ÿ™‚ That Steven Levy cracks me up! ๐Ÿ™‚

Daily Photo – Shanghai Around Midnight

I took to many midnight walks around the Pudong area of Shanghai. It’s very beautiful and great to photograph, but it feels a bit organically dead. There are no restaurants or bars that are open late. There is no activity. This is purely a business district and everyone leaves after the work is done… it’s almost like a ghost-town… or an apocalyptic scene where no humans remain.

Shanghai Around Midnight

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  • Date Taken2018-06-21 02:29:45
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time2
  • Aperture10
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length35.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
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Chinese Weddings for the Silly Win

No Pain

I came across this really interesting article about a woman that has no pain and no fear. They’ve been studying her DNA to see if they can figure out why and found a few things.

Daily Photo – Chinese Weddings for the Silly Win

I shot this while in Shanghai one day. Almost anywhere you go, you see couples out in lavish outfits taking photos. They usually have their photographers that are dressed in ostentatious ways too. I do find it interesting how the Chinese can be quite homogeneous in many ways, but, at the same time, have such individualistic outfits for their nuptials.

Chinese Weddings for the Silly Win

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  • Date Taken2018-06-19 15:03:15
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/640
  • Aperture4
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length63.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
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Rain on the Bund in Shanghai

Becoming An Artist Day!

Every week on this same day we bring you a new episode we filmed in Africa! Remember to pop over to our Africa Photo Workshop page if you’re interested in the next one!

As for the video, in this one, you’ll get some fun quadcopter action and a few post-processing tips too!

Daily Photo – Rain on the Bund in Shanghai

When I look back on photos like this, it reminds me to get out and shoot more in the rain! It’s not gonna kill me, ya know? What’s a little bit of water on your head and camera? Both can take it. The head was built to be waterproof as long as you are above the waterline. And sure, you get a little wet, but, in 47 years, I’ve become a total expert at drying myself, right? Maybe one exception is when it is really cold… don’t want to get into the hypothermia zone, like I am probably in right now in Japan!

Rain on the Bund in Shanghai

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  • Date Taken2018-06-23 01:41:58
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/20
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO800
  • Focal Length17.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Shanghai Skyline

Russell Brand and Sam Harris

I just finished listening to this podcast. It was really good… I like them both a lot… I’m definitely more in Sam Harris’ side in this discussion. I think Russell will come around to his way of thinking eventually.

 

Daily Photo – Shanghai Skyline

Here’s another shot I took out of my hotel room at the Ritz-Carlton there in Shanghai. It was the end of our Asia tour and I was feeling exceptionally lazy, so sometimes I would just relax in my room, read books, and then lazily walk over to the window and take some photos. I’m not used to being lazy, and it made me feel rather lame, actually. I’m generally much more stimulated when I’m running around doing ten different things. I mean, I can still be quiet and meditate for a while, but, when that is done, I’m ready for extreme action!

Shanghai Skyline

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  • Date Taken2018-06-18 23:32:14
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/4
  • Aperture4
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length105.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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The Tunnel Under Shanghai

EXIF Info

Don’t forget you can hover over the daily image (or click on it) to get all the EXIF info you need… like today you might be wondering about how many seconds the exposure was. Well, I’ll save you the time here: 1.3 seconds.

Daily Photo – The Tunnel Under Shanghai

What a cool tunnel eh? I first visited here about eight years ago and got a similar photo. I didn’t end up going back to this tunnel until my final night in Shanghai. I was thinking “oh, why bother… I already have that shot”. I wasn’t too enthusiastic, but then I got back in and forgot how fun it was to get these sorts of shots. I like them because you really are not in too much control over how the long exposure will finally look.

The Tunnel Under Shanghai

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  • Date Taken2018-06-23 02:01:31
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1.3
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
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A Rainy Evening in Shanghai

Cool Tools with Kevin Kelly

During my 150km hike with Kevin Kelly and a bunch of other awesome people, we took a break to record this podcast below. Kevin has this show called “Cool Tools” where he talks to people about what kind of tools they use. Enjoy!

https://kk.org/cooltools/trey-ratcliff-photographer/

Also, if you wanna see the 360 video I did with Kevin, check this blog post!!

Daily Photo – A Rainy Evening in Shanghai

One of my favorite kinds of photos is to take photos of other people taking photos. I’ve been taking photos for quite a while now, and I see a lot of people just now getting into the sport. I think it is very interesting to watch how people pose other people to try to get the best shot. There’s always some level of confusion as they move people this way and that. The only problem with these sorts of photos is when they see me with a big camera and then think, “Hey, that guy knows what he’s doing, let me hand him my phone so he can take photos of us!” I always say yes, and then I, of course, try my best to get them a memorable photo.

A Rainy Evening in Shanghai

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-06-23 01:47:24
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/30
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO800
  • Focal Length25.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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