White Sands – Stuck in Customs

Sunset at White Sands

Daily Photo – Sunset at White Sands

We made a quick stop on our art talk and photo walk tour of America at White Sands. It was such a peaceful location and a real pallet cleanser after travelling from city to city for a few weeks.

Sunset at White Sands

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  • Date Taken2015-08-19 21:32:38
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture16
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length106.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.7

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The White Sands

Daily Photo – The White Sands

I got a lot of cool shots from our brief stop at White Sands while on the USA bus tour. Most of them involved people in the distance and at least one of those is a top portfolio image for sure… this one, I really do love though. Those patterns in the sand I could look at for hours. Great desktop background for sure. Help yourself 🙂

The White Sands

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-08-19 20:33:50
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/160
  • Aperture16
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

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Photos in the White Sands

The Girls over the Hill

In today’s photo, I realized those two heads sticking out are the same heads that are on the girls in this photo below. I mean, I guess I realized that at the time, but now I just put it together again!

White Sands At Sunset

Daily Photo – Photos in the White Sands

We made a detour on the road trip across the USA to take photos at sunset here at White Sands National Park. That’s my friend Jonatas there carrying a tripod while we had an amazing time. We had already been to Burning Man a few times, so it was nice to experience a whole new kind of desert with him!

Photos in the White Sands

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-08-19 21:14:19
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1250
  • Aperture4.5
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length53.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.7

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Into the White Sands

Sea Cucumbers

I don’t know how I came across this, but I found this short video about Sea Cucumbers to be rather fascinating!

Daily Photo – Into the White Sands

On the way to the photo walk in Phoenix, we stopped at White Sands National Park to spend the afternoon and evening. It was absolutely beautiful and exceeded all my expectations. I don’t know if you’re allowed to camp out there overnight, but I think it would probably be okay. I didn’t see any police or rangers around… it was incredibly lonely, except for my friends here in the photo.

Into the White Sands

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-08-19 21:14:12
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/160
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length55.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+1.3

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Walking in the White Sands

Categories on Stuck In Customs

Don’t forget you can click above on the White Sands category to see other photos from this particular spot.

Daily Photo – Walking in the White Sands

It was a great decision to spend the day on a journey to White Sands National Park. What an amazing place! I wish I had more time there, but I took all the photos I could during the three hours there. I actually don’t even know if there is a hotel or inn nearby. I don’t think so; it’s quite remote. But, either way, this place is definitely worth a day-and-sunset-visit.

Walking in the White Sands

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-08-19 20:52:10
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/60
  • Aperture16
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length17.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+0.7

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Walking through White Sands

A Minimalism Challenge

Here’s a video that is not related to today’s photo, but is about minimalism. I was recently in Aruba, which certainly DOES have a white-sands sort of feel to it. It occurred to me that some of my images are reminiscent of White Sands National Park.

Daily Photo – Walking through White Sands

I regret I only had one day here! That’s no good… In fact, I only had a few hours, which is definitely no Bueno. But I really look forward to going back and getting more of these shots. It’s a bit like Burning Man or Aruba where I was able to practice a wee bit of minimalism.

Walking through White Sands

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-08-19 20:51:33
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/60
  • Aperture16
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+0.7

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Alone in the snowy sands

More from White Sands

I think I have a few photos now up here from White Sands, so be sure to click the category up there to have a look at more! 🙂

Daily Photo – Alone in the snowy sands

This photo plays nicely I think with the one from Antarctica a few days ago, even though this is taken in White Sands National Park. It’s got many of the same dystopian landscapes as Antarctica, except that it’s nice and warm the whole time! It was even better to go there with friends because we were able to take photos of one another… adding some people into these landscapes is great!

Alone in the snowy sands

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-08-19 21:55:24
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/50
  • Aperture7.1
  • ISO500
  • Focal Length240.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.7

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Another Desert, Another Wanderer

National Parks

There are still so many National Parks in the USA I have not visited. I did make it to Zion until just a few years ago. I can’t believe it took me so long to get there… also, I still can’t get over how beautiful it was! Click HERE to see all my photos from amazing Utah… and there are more to come! 🙂

Daily Photo – Another Desert, Another Wanderer

I thought this photo played well with the one from yesterday. It’s from the other side of the world in White Sands National Park in New Mexico. And that’s not a guy from Oman, that’s a guy from New Zealand! That’s Ollie Dale… he was out with me and some other friend exploring this rather magical place!

Another Desert, Another Wanderer

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-08-19 21:10:37
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/640
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length103.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.7

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More Snow from White Sands?

Another Star Wars Video… this time about Jar Jar!

Okay look… this video’s title had me so intrigued I had to watch it. You gotta admit, the guy makes a pretty good case even though it’s completely ridiculous!

Daily Photo – More Snow from White Sands?

This one is not Antarctica! This one is in White Sands National Park and it’s one of my favorite photos I took that day. This was after the sun had set the sky was changing color from the west to the east… I took this one as I was walking back to the car with my friends… and the more I look at it, the more I like it! 🙂

More Snow from White Sands?

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  • Date Taken2015-08-19 22:05:47
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time0.6
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO500
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+1.3

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White Sands Missile Testing Range

New Tip Video!

Here’s a new video I made for Aurora HDR Pro. I’m glad so many people are enjoying it! 🙂

Thanks Ruby!

We have a new team member around here named Ruby. She’s helping me out a lot with these blog posts. It’s saving me a ton of time to work on other cool and secret projects for the future… always doing new stuff around here, we are! That was Yoda-sounding. If you wanna see Ruby in action, watch this live video we shot from a hanging of some of my art.

Live from New Zealand, hanging some of my art pieces at Aro Ha

Posted by Trey Ratcliff on Monday, 26 October 2015

Daily Photo – White Sands Missile Testing Range

Wow getting into this missile testing facility was Really Hard! I really amped up the level of difficulty though with my traveling party! Okay, so here’s the deal. This was 2/3 of the way through our USA Tour and we decided to rent a car and go try to find this place I had heard so much about. We started out in El Paso in a big black SUV.

It was me, Troy, Stu, Jonatas, and Ollie. Here’s the rub… I was the only American (the others were 2 New Zealanders, 1 Brazilian, and 1 Brit), and I didn’t even have my passport and we’re trying to get onto a US Military base to “Take Pictures.” Haha I had to do some fast-talkin’! But we eventually got in. We had to go to this special parking lot and Troy left the car in drive and we almost popped over the curb-thing. OMG we looked so suspicious… haha but we got in and got the shot!

White Sands Missile Testing Range

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2015-08-19 19:05:28
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/320
  • Aperture16
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length13.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.3

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