New York City – Stuck in Customs

Brooklyn Bridge at Sunset

USA Tour Highlights

Wow this seems like ages ago!

Daily Photo – Brooklyn Bridge at Sunset

I took this as soon as we started the photowalk in New York that you can see in the highlights above. It was a pretty hard photo to get, actually. Getting your tripod set up there is not easy because bikes go whizzing by right and left, so it kind of keeps you on high alert. Everyone is kicking and knocking your tripod legs… get outta heeeya! 🙂

Brooklyn Bridge at Sunset

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  • Date Taken2015-08-06 12:16:00
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/4
  • Aperture4
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Exploring Hudson Yards at Dusk

Daily Photo – Exploring Hudson Yards at Dusk

I’ve always wanted to visit this Stairway to Nowhere in Hudson Yards, so I was sure to block off an entire day for it. There are literally no bad photos of this thing, so it’s what I call a high-target environment! In these situations, I challenge myself to get as many “different” kinds of photos as possible. This one is probably one of my favorites.

Exploring Hudson Yards at Dusk

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  • Date Taken2019-06-22 21:05:38
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/60
  • Aperture4
  • ISO1250
  • Focal Length12.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Midtown Manhattan

New Fuji 100-megapixel camera

Man, I must say… I don’t really want to jump the Sony ship to get on the Fuji ship, but this new camera looks pretty dang sweet!

Daily Photo – Midtown Manhattan

It was one of the final stops on our worldwide tour, and New York City was a great place to have some final parties. I think this was the night before I headed out to the Mayan Warrior in Brooklyn to have one of those raves that went till about 3 AM. What a good time, though… Those guys always know how to bring the party.

Midtown Manhattan

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-06-20 00:23:21
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1.6
  • Aperture4
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length42.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Batman Blue Gotham City

Daily Photo – Batman Blue Gotham City

From my somewhat extensive knowledge of comics, I believe that Gotham City is based on a parallel universe version of New York City. In the comics and movies, Batman always has a bit of a blue tone, so sometimes I like to shoot New York using the tungsten or incandescent settings to get the same sort of look.

Batman Blue Gotham City

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  • Date Taken2019-06-20 00:08:43
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time8
  • Aperture4
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Great Meditation

I’ve always loved listening to Mooji and I just recently found out he was on Russell Brand’s show. Here’s a meditation he did while on there:

Best of: New York City!

I have a ton of photos of the city, so it’s extra hard to choose the favorites… so these aren’t really favorites… just a lucky dip!

The Vessel in New York City

The Movie Set of New York City I shot this from the Google offices in Manhattan a few weeks ago. Luke and I ended up staying up late at the offices, and we wanted to wait until the sunset rolled through… and when sunset finally came, we discovered that we could not even go outside! All the windows and doors had been nailed shut by security, so there was no chance of getting out. Instead, I had to commandeer a conference room and turn out all the lights so I could get a clean shot out the window.Over on the left side, you can just see the edge of the Brooklyn Bridge.- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.

Walking In New York City

walking alone and being somewhat lost on which way

The Stars Above Grand Central Station I took this photo a few moments before getting kicked out for using a tripod. They said I could go sign up for a permit, but I told them I could not be bothered. I wasn’t mean about it, just sort of matter-of-fact. I asked if women with strollers needed to get a permit or men with canes, and they said of course not.I would like to make a tripod that attached to a baby stroller. In fact, instead of the baby, I could put all my camera gear down there. So it could be a rolling camera-bag-stroller with tripod attachment. It would look crazy, but it would be kind of awesome too.- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.

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Freedom Tower, New York City

Daily Photo – Freedom Tower, New York City

After my talk in New York City, I was invited on the roof of the Marriott in downtown to capture this photo of Freedom Tower. They have one of the best views in downtown and it was good to get up high to minimize the perspective angles that sometimes diminish the stature of skyscrapers as high as this one.

Freedom Tower, New York City

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-06-19 21:07:17
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time2.5
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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New York Photowalk across the Brooklyn Bridge

USA Highlights

And here’s one of my favorite videos of all time… the highlights from our USA Photowalk Tour!

Daily Photo – New York Photowalk across the Brooklyn Bridge

This was an amazing start to our USA Tour! What better place to start than NYC and on the Brooklyn Bridge? It was great to see so many people out there. We actually got into a little bit of trouble when crossing the bridge because we had such a big crowd that we shut down a lot of the biking! We didn’t think of that ahead of time… Just one more in a long series of mistakes!

New York Photowalk across the Brooklyn Bridge

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  • Date Taken2020-07-08 14:05:36
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New York Skyline from the Upper West Side

Daily Photo – New York Skyline from the Upper West Side

I don’t think most people would recognize this as New York City. I know the city pretty well and I never would have guessed it in at least my first ten tries. I think the thing that makes it unique is those three really tall thin buildings that are relatively new. They stand out so far above the skyline and it throws you off a bit. If you squint a little, you can see the Empire State Building in the far distance.

New York Skyline from the Upper West Side

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  • Date Taken2019-06-20 21:17:19
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time4
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length29.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Train Station at Freedom Tower, New York

Daily Photo – Train Station at Freedom Tower, New York

I had not been down to the World Trade Center area for at least a decade, so it was surprising to see how much had been built up in the area. I thought there would be a few new things, but I didn’t expect the extent of the new construction. This was one of the coolest areas that served as an entrance to the subway system.

Train Station at Freedom Tower, New York

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  • Date Taken2019-06-20 16:21:58
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/30
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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New York’s Central Park

Fantastic Fungi

This is a great doco about mushrooms!

Daily Photo – New York’s Central Park

Here’s a photo I recently re-worked for a show I was invited to. It’s one of my favorite images from New York and I went in to give it more of a “film” look. I tried about five different cross-processing techniques until I finally landed on this one.

New York’s Central Park

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  • Date Taken2009-11-22 16:48:49
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time30
  • Aperture11
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length38.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+2

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