Morocco – Stuck in Customs

Marrakesh

Beautiful Cities of the World Collection

Here is another image from the special animated creations for the recent drop on OpenSea.
Marrakesh

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50 Beautiful Cities

Hey awesome blog reader… you’ll probably be aware that I’ve been delving into the world of NFTs in the past few months. So far, it’s been both a success and an interesting adventure. That continues today with my 2nd drop on OpenSea. This set of NFTs is based around 50 of my favorite cities spanning all seven continents. There are a wide range of configurations (and prices) available and I’d love it if you’d check them out. If you thought an NFT mixed with physical art was odd last time then how about several NFTs, wrapped in an NFT… mixed with some Aave tokens which should appreciate over time??!

The first drop on OpenSea did better than expected and broke $100,000USD in the first three days. This second one already has a lot of interest as more and more collectors are getting into the NFT world. Jump on in! I’ll make a detailed video soon that talks more about what I’ve learned, mistakes I’ve made, some new ideas, and other interesting stuff from this wild wild west of cryptofun.

Also, if you’re an NFT curious artist, be sure to sign up for Passport where I’ve been sharing videos about my NFT experience so far. If you’re thinking about listing your own, you may find those helpful. Speaking of your own NFTs, I’m now starting to invest back into other projects so if you launch something cool tag me on Twitter and I’ll be sure to take a look. 🙂



Trey Ratcliff Cities NFT OpenSea Preview

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Great video podcast about the nature of reality

I know this is mega nerdy, but I really am into this stuff… I’ve heard him interviewed a few times and this is my favorite.

Best of… Morocco!

Oh man, seeing these photos of Morocco make me really miss this sort of exotic travel, you know? It also makes me miss eating 10 kinds of bread every morning for breakfast and then feeling bloated for the next 10 hours…

Chefchaouen From Above

On Camel, Across the Sahara Desert

An Amazing City Of Blue

Marrakech, Morocco at Sunset

Amazing Castle On The Edge Of The Desert Gorge In Morocco

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Best Of Series! Starting with Best of Morocco!

Over the next 20 days of Covid Lockdown, I thought I would share some highlights so that we can all dream of traveling again! Let’s get started with some favorites from Morocco!

Crossing the Sahara
Berber Man In Morocco
Marrakech, Morocco at Sunset
Amazing Castle On The Edge Of The Desert Gorge In Morocco
An Amazing City Of Blue
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Passport Sunday on an Art Commission

If you’re a Passport Member, then today you’ll get to see what I packed to work on this art commission in Gisborne. I notice I pack lighter and lighter each trip as the equipment gets better and better.

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My Kit.co/TreyRatcliff site. You’ll find all sorts of goodies in there.

Photo Gear Rundown!

Here’s a short video that shows all the goodies I brought with me on this trip… So far I have about 3000 videos and 2 crash landings with the quad. But it still works somehow! The blades are all messed up… I don’t know how this sad but amazing thing is still flying!

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Daily Photo – An Early Quad in Morocco

Here’s one of the first sorts of quads I used, when you would attach a GoPro under the blades. There was no live video or anything, so you just had to guess! That made it kind of fun, but also completely random… This was shot in Morocco when I was working on the SmugMug films video.

An Early Quad in Morocco

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  • Date Taken2014-03-15 19:50:22
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/20
  • Aperture19
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Couple in Rabat

Daily Photo – Couple in Rabat

I only spent one day in the capital of Morocco so I tried to get out there and make the most of it. I’m not sure why I went in the first place because it’s one of the less scenic towns in the country. I mean, it wasn’t bad, but I stayed out as much as I could to grab as many scenes as possible. Not long after this, I was in a car accident when my taxi t-boned another car. I got a little injured, but I could still walk. Then, all these angry Moroccans started yelling and there was a street fight. That was my cue to quickly jump out of the taxi and run away! 🙂

Couple in Rabat

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  • Date Taken2014-03-01 20:57:39
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/5000
  • Aperture
  • ISO800
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Spa in Chefchaouen

Anti-Vaxxer Expose

I saw this fun anti-vaxxer video on reddit… enjoy!

Anti-vaxxers exposed: Hidden camera investigation from r/videos

Daily Photo – Spa in Chefchaouen

This is the basement level of an amazing hotel I stayed at in Chefchaouen. I wish I could remember the name of it, but it escapes me at the moment. Whenever I am at a hotel with a really cool pool, I often regret not taking time for a dip. I’m usually out taking photos like a crazy person, so the luxury of having a swim is a bit off the radar. I did, however, take the time to have a Hamam. It was my first one with a Muslim woman who was wearing a headscarf the entire time while I was completely nude. She basically removed the entire top level of my skin and left me bleeding and crying like a little boy. But it was still great.

Spa in Chefchaouen

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  • Date Taken2014-03-05 05:59:13
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time2
  • Aperture8
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length15.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Doors in Chefchaoeun

Kylo Ren Undercover Boss

Haha this is pretty funny.

Daily Photo – Doors in Chefchaoeun

I started taking photos of all the different doors in this amazing city in Morocco because each one was completely new and perfectly maintained, in a rustic sort of way. It sort of reminded me of all the unique camps at Burning Man and how the creators take pride in all their creations. Anyway, my plan with all the doors was to make some sort of collage or something that showed all the different doors in one photo. But, about halfway through the project, I thought this sounded like sort of a campy idea, so I abandoned it.

Doors in Chefchaoeun

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  • Date Taken2014-03-06 01:17:38
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/500
  • Aperture9.5
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Standing Guard in Rabat

Passport Sunday How-To

If you’re a Passport Member, then today is the day for a new how-to video! In today’s tutorial, you’ll see how I created this photo below. Passport Members have an extra little section that opens up so they can see behind-the-scenes and how-to videos. Enjoy!

New Presets Added to Passport!

For all you Passport people, as well as getting the new travel photography tutorial added back in November, my Aurora HDR 2019 presets pack is now included in your subscription. Go grab it now

Making of the Rabat Shot

This was a very quick under-3 minute edit that I think you’ll enjoy! (And remember, the Presets section of Passport now includes the download of my Aurora HDR 2019 pack. Have fun!)

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Daily Photo – Standing Guard in Rabat

Here’s a photo I just finished and I really like the way it turned out. I was in Rabat, Morocco, and visited this tomb just as it opened. There was almost no one around, and I gave the “international signal” asking if it was okay to take his photo. He gave me a mustachioed nod, so I took a quick one. Believe it or not, I spelled mustachioed correctly the first time… I was waiting for the red squiggly.

Standing Guard in Rabat

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-03-01 21:04:30
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/200
  • Aperture
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Not a Doll in Morocco

Japanese Doll Town

I can’t figure out if this is creepy or kind of Japanese-cool. There is a town in the south of Japan called Nagoro where they place life-sized dolls of people that used to live there on permanent display. See the article here. Okay, maybe I’m leaning more towards creepy now that I look at the photos again. I’d like to go there and take photos at night.

Daily Photo – Not a Doll in Morocco

In this perfect little mountain town of Chefchaoen, women dress lavishly with so many different colors. Everyone I saw seemed to have a lot of character and were simply just interesting to watch. Sure, of course, I took photos from time to time, but I mostly just walked around and watched people.

Not a Doll in Morocco

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-03-18 00:58:32
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/4000
  • Aperture
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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