New York City – Stuck in Customs

Manhattan from Redhook

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Daily Photo – Manhattan from Redhook

When I was out in Brooklyn a few months ago working on a commissioned piece, it gave me the chance to really get to know the area. I had always heard about this “Red Hook” part of Brooklyn but never really experienced it. Walking around is great, but getting up there with a drone is even better for getting a sense of the geometry of the place.

Manhattan from Redhook

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-06-22 12:57:01
  • CameraFC2204
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/1250
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length4.4 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias+0.3

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Exploring The Vessel at Sunset

Scariest Halloween Pumpkin

I saw this frightening carving!

Most terrifying pumpkin ever from funny

Trey’s 360 Podcast – Kevin Kelly on the Wider Application of Burning Man Principles

NOTE: If this is your first time seeing a 360 Video, note you can grab the screen and look anywhere!

As we walk the Camino de Santiago Kevin Kelly (founding executive editor of Wired magazine, check him out on kk.org ) and I talk about how Burning Man might influence wider society.

And for the audio inclined…

Daily Photo – Exploring The Vessel at Sunset

I think the best time to visit this artistic beast is while the sun is setting. While there, a good challenge is to see how many different sorts of shots you can. The obvious one is to capture the whole thing with a wide-angle lens, but some of the more interesting shots are zoom-ins like this one. It’s kind of fun for me to wait for people to be in interesting positions to make the whole thing seem more alive.

Exploring The Vessel at Sunset

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-06-22 20:24:04
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length57.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Exploring the new World Trade Center of New York

Great Show on Netflix

I found another good one! Watch Inside Bill’s Brain. It’s a 3-part show about Bill Gates…

Daily Photo – Exploring the new World Trade Center of New York

Right by the site of the disaster, I walked into this tremendous building that was designed by Calatrava. I didn’t know anything about it ahead of time, and I was excited to go inside and see what was happening. Much to my surprise, it was just like a shopping mall with Apple Stores, etc. I don’t know what I expected, but I wasn’t all that excited by seeing a Sephoras and stuff like that.

Exploring the new World Trade Center of New York

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-06-20 16:05:40
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/500
  • Aperture4.5
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Continuing our Tour of New York

Daily Photo – Continuing our Tour of New York

As you can tell, I’m posting a lot of my favorite photos from the recent tour across the Americas! One of the best cities for taking a ton of photos was New York, especially here around the previous site of the Twin Towers. This building was designed by Calatrava, and I think it’s absolutely amazing. It was my first time seeing it in person. The structure reminded me of whale bones for some reason. I was excited to see what was inside, but it turned out to be kind of a boring shopping mall.

Continuing our Tour of New York

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-06-20 15:54:28
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1600
  • Aperture9
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Museum Reflections in New York City

Trey’s 360 Podcast – Matt Hackett on the Mysteries of Startups

Check out the latest episode of my podcast below. On this walk n talk I’m with Matt Hackett, one of the guys who took Tumblr to 100m+ regular visitors before co-founding Beme with Casey Neistat… a company which went on to be bought by CNN.

If this is your first time seeing a 360 Video, note you can grab the screen and look anywhere!

Find out more about Matt on his Medium site at https://medium.com/@mhkt !

Or check out the audio version here…

Daily Photo – Museum Reflections in New York City

This area around the World Trade Center Memorial in New York City is absolutely beautiful. There are great shots in every direction. This particular one is taken along the windows at the big museum there. I didn’t go into the museum… although now I wish I would have because I had a bunch of people tell me online that it’s quite awesome inside! Oh well… next time!

Museum Reflections in New York City

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-06-20 15:49:23
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/640
  • Aperture9
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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More from The Vessel

Daily Photo – More from The Vessel

Wow, this is such a cool place. There’s not a bad photo of it! I was trying to figure out the economic model for this place. It must have cost tens of millions to build. But there is no entrance fee or anything. It’s part of the “Hudson Yards” project, so maybe that was something they agreed to build for free for the city in exchange for taking over that area of the city to build commercial and residential real estate buildings. That’s my guess, and I’m probably right. I didn’t take the time to look it up… I find it’s more fun to wonder about things and try to figure them out independently.

More from The Vessel

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  • Date Taken2019-06-22 20:15:36
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/100
  • Aperture16
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length46.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Near the Flatiron Building in NYC

Daily Photo – Near the Flatiron Building in NYC

Every time I am in NYC, I end up near the Flatiron Building for some reason. I usually just randomly wander the streets, but this is definitely a place that always enters my field of view. On my very first night, there was this incredible fog out that made for some very moody shots.

Near the Flatiron Building in NYC

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-06-18 21:56:05
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1.6
  • Aperture4
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Freedom Tower

Analytics can be boring, but also surprising. For example, over on my Kit.com page where I list all my gear, favorite books, and more the camera people most look at is not my a7R III but the Fuji X-T2. Those are not the top item overall though. If anyone can guess that, I’ll happily buy you one of that item…

Daily Photo – Freedom Tower

We took a Lyft into downtown New York to shoot the financial district. Literally the second I popped out of the Uber, I saw this perfect scene with the cloud centered right on top. I had to quickly get my settings right to snap the photo even before I was fully out of the car! I’m sure the driver thought I was some lame tourist… and, well, I guess I am! I’m okay with that.

Freedom Tower

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-11-19 09:38:35
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/400
  • Aperture9
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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The Vessel in New York City

Passport Reminder

If you’re a Passport Member, you get to see me process my latest photo from Notre Dame in Montreal! Here it is directly below so you can compare it to the Notre Dame in Lyon. Man, these Notre Dames are just popping up all over the place!

First, here is Notre Dame de Fourvière in Lyon
Notre Dame of Lyon This is the interior of the Basilique Notre Dame de Fourvre. It is probably the most lavish and beautiful cathedral I have ever been inside. It beats the other Notre Dame in Paris by a mile. I’ve never been in the Sistine Chapel, which is probably more lavish. I was going to visit it on my last trip to Rome but the Pope died the day I was there… so that one was… busy.- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.

Second, here is the Notre Dame in Montreal (which I think is even more beautiful… and that’s saying a lot!)

Notre-Dame in Montreal

Daily Photo – The Vessel in New York City

One of the first stops on the Americas tour was The Vessel here in New York City. My friend, The Professor Kenneth Hines got us some passes to go up at sunset. It was the perfect time with the perfect friend! If you are a Passport Member, then you might have seen this Behind-the-Scenes at The Vessel when some asshole guard came up to me and was quite rude about my tripod. I swear… I do actually respect rules, but I don’t like dudes on an egotistic power-trip. Yeah, big deal dude, it’s your job to walk around steps and make sure people don’t use three rods of carbon fiber to secure a camera. You’ve really arrived at your true calling, dude.

The Vessel in New York City

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-06-22 20:50:56
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/50
  • Aperture4
  • ISO640
  • Focal Length12.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Passport Sunday Fun in New York

Passport Sunday Info

For those of you that are Passport Members you get to see the creation of today’s photo. I think you’re gonna love it! 🙂

The Making-of the New York Photo

In today’s video, you get to see the steps I went through to create the photo above!

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Daily Photo – Passport Sunday Fun in New York

We received an amazing invite from some friends from New Zealand to visit their apartment in New York to take some photos one evening. It was in a very unique location, and one of my favorite things about this angle is that it doesn’t even look like New York!

Passport Sunday Fun in New York

Photo Information

  • 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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