Germany – Stuck in Customs

The Galleria in Berlin

Andy Samberg at Harvard

I don’t know exactly how I found this video, but I’m sure glad I did!

Daily Photo – The Galleria in Berlin

This shopping area was right by my hotel in Berlin and I had to come over here quickly to get a shirt for a speaking event. I’m not a huge fan of clothes shopping unless I am with a friend that can make most of the decisions. Then, it can be kind of fun… I just don’t seem to get the “charge” out of shopping that most people do. I suppose that goes hand-in-hand with my minimalist nature. 🙂

The Galleria in Berlin

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-09-29 17:19:32
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/320
  • Aperture4
  • ISO80
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.7

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Mirrorball!

Today if you’re a Passport member you’ll get the source files for today’s photo as well as my latest ebook!

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I usually don’t provide my source files, but I do think I’ll do that more and more. Here are the source files that you can use to recreate my photo today and if you head to that link you’ll also find the download link for my latest eBook which we’ve just added to Passport. (You’ll need to be logged in.) If you create something cool with the files (maybe even try to get it as close to identical as you can… as well as your own interpretation), send it over to stu at stuckincustoms dot com and he’ll pass them on to me to see. 🙂

Have fun/Enjoy!

Daily Photo – Mirrorball!

I think this is actually a tiny restaurant. It looks a lot bigger than it actually is because how close up I got the camera. I also processed the heck out of it to make it pop!

Mirrorball!

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-02-08 23:54:09
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture8
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

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Part two of the Latest Passport Sunday Series

Okay now we’re getting into the good stuff if you’re a Passport Member. Now, you’ll see how I get this unusual but rather cool look! Here’s one of the photos I reference in today’s video.

What are the 7 Reasons why I moved to New Zealand?
And here is the video…

The Technique, Part 2

I hope you enjoy this fun little trick. It can be a little confusing until you try it a few times, and I recommend you go give it a whirl on some of your favorite landscape and architecture photos! Enjoy!

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Daily Photo – The Dusseldorf Building + Filter

If you saw //last Sunday’s photo// then you’ll recognize today’s photo sans the filter. I must say that this technique does not work on every photo, but I do really like the feel it gives to architecture. It’s definitely not for purists, but I think it gives it quite an interesting film look.

The Dusseldorf Building + Filter

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-02-08 23:55:38
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/400
  • Aperture8
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

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Passport Sunday Time!

Today for Passport Members you’ll get part 1 of 3 that show some cool processing tricks. If you’re not a member now, today is a good time to join up! You’ll get over 200 video tutorials plus a ton of other things.

Today is the first step on the way to showing how I get this sort of look that I got on my recent road trip to the north island.

What are the 7 Reasons why I moved to New Zealand?
And now on with the show…

HDR Processing before the Special Filter

On some of my photos, I use a variety of drastically different techniques. First, I’m going to push it hard in the HDR realm (as shown below), and then in next week’s video, you’ll see how I add a special custom filter that will reduce the contrast and give it a rather unique look!

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Daily Photo – Extreme Processing of a cool building in Dusseldorf

While on a random wander through the modern area of Dusseldorf, I came across this amazing building… I took shots from a few different angles, but this was my favorite. You can unlock the part below if you want to see the processing video!

Extreme Processing of a cool building in Dusseldorf

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-02-08 23:55:38
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/400
  • Aperture8
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

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Best of… Germany!

Today, here are five of my favorite photos from Germany!

Interesting Girl

Stück in Germany - Dresden After the Bombing, Way after the Bombing After the carpet bombing from the American and the British in 1945, the city of Dresden was left in ruins.  in the past 60 years, the city has been meticulously rebuilt to its former glory.I had a busy week at the game show in Leipzig... did some good deals and had good meetings... and I took the train on Saturday to Dresden to explore while all the other game people seem to go out to bars until 4 AM and drink, well, like Germans.  I don't know if I am lame for going to bed early then waking up at 6 AM to catch an early train to a city to explore, but that's okay with me.  Just me and my ipod and my camera...I've been completely blown away by Dresden.  It was recommended to me by a few friends and after spending the day there, I have to say that it compares closely to some of my best photography days around Italy or France.  The Baroque architecture is stunning and it is completely unique and charming.  I wish I had more time there, but I did get a bunch of good shots I will sprinkle into my stream in coming weeks.I'm off to Ukraine next...   Aeroflot here I come.  I hope the mechanic does not come down the aisle again making a collection to buy a part for the plane.  That never inspires confidence.- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.

Gehry Building in Dusseldorf

Amazing Cologne

Hans Zimmer in Concert

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Lisa Gerrard in Action

Stuck at a Music Festival in Panama

Here’s a crazy Covid story for you!

From Paradise to Hell: Trapped at a Music Festival Because of COVID-19 (2020) Festival Goers are stuck on a Panaman Island due to the outbreak of the COVID-19. from Documentaries

Daily Photo – Lisa Gerrard in Action

This was the second time I had seen Hans Zimmer in concert and this time it was in Frankfurt. His friend Lisa Gerrard came in to do her bit for one of the famous Gladiator songs. Man, she can really belt it out. The stage production for these shows is really incredible.

Lisa Gerrard in Action

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-06-09 20:54:56
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/100
  • Aperture4
  • ISO800
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Lee in a Museum

Daily Photo – Lee in a Museum

I was with my friend Lee in some museum in Dusseldorf. I can’t quite remember the name of it, but a lot of it was interactive. Well, interactive is maybe too strong of a word. And maybe so is art. Anyway, this was apparently some kind of display where you can sit down in the chair. I thought it looked very Lee-like, so I asked him to sit down for a quick photo.

Lee in a Museum

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-02-09 02:19:39
  • CameraILCE-7M2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/100
  • Aperture
  • ISO6400
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Street Party in Berlin

Funny Japanese Video

I love how crazy the Japanese can be! 🙂

A brilliant show from Japan from funny

Daily Photo – Street Party in Berlin

Wow, Germans really know how to party! This party went on all day and into the night. I have no idea what drugs everybody was on, but they certainly seemed to be having an amazing time. It’s great to see so many happy people out and about, enjoying the day. They must have been good drugs because everyone was super happy and I didn’t see any arguments or fights or anything!

Street Party in Berlin

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-05-21 18:54:50
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/2000
  • Aperture
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Relaxing in Wolfsburg

Speaking of Cars

I saw this crazy car on Reddit. I read through the comments and apparently it’s street legal!

"Just sitting on the couch with my missus, officer" from nextfuckinglevel

Daily Photo – Relaxing in Wolfsburg

You wouldn’t think that staring out at a huge industrial plant would make for an interesting view, but you would be wrong. You’d especially be wrong if you were a car enthusiast. This is a famous plant for Volkswagen and a ton of people make a pilgrimage here every year to bask in all that is Volkswagen.

Relaxing in Wolfsburg

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-05-22 17:10:34
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/100
  • Aperture20
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length12.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Street Party in Germany

College Behind Bars

There is a new great documentary that you can stream live from PBS called College Behind Bars. I first heard about it on a Sam Harris podcast.

Daily Photo – Street Party in Germany

There is a semi-regular street party in Berlin with all sorts of awesome people. They dress up in many different outfits and costumes, so it’s quite the panacea for photographers. People are also extremely extroverted there, a lot like Burning Man, so nobody really complains when you take their photo. Besides all that, there’s lots of dancing, performances, music, and pretty much anything you can think of!

Street Party in Germany

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-05-21 19:01:01
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/640
  • Aperture
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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