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Over Lake Hayes

Living in the Moment at Coachella

Coachella, The content farm. from r/Instagramreality


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Daily Photo – Over Lake Hayes

This balloon company has given me many opportunities for a free balloon ride, but I still haven’t taken them up on it. Why not? I don’t know! I’m kinda busy, but not THAT busy. And I’ve always wanted to do one… well, I’ll let this act as a reminder to officially get this on my to-do list!

Over Lake Hayes

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-10-21 01:59:29
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/320
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length89.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Ruins in Sintra

Origin PC Review

Today for Passport Members I’ve got a little bonus info on how I’m using the Origin PC in my overall workflow. Also, be sure to check out the full Origin PC Review here on the site!

My new workflow with the Origin PC

In my ever-evolving situation, I made a short behind-the-scenes video a few days ago to show you my new workflow with the Origin PC. It’s really simplified things for me. I think my favorite thing is having this “home base” situation where 100% of my photos are on a super-fast machine. This gives me a great steadiness of mind!

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Daily Photo – Ruins in Sintra

Here’s another one of those cases where I enjoyed using the drone more than my ground-based photos. Sometimes when it comes to old ruins, one of the most interesting angles is how the core of the ruins are integrated with the environment itself.

Ruins in Sintra

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-04-19 19:44:19
  • CameraFC6310
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/30
  • Aperture3.2
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length8.8 mm
  • FlashNo flash function
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

Floating Over Tokyo

Derek Sivers on Tim Ferris

I wanted to link you to a rather interesting podcast with Derek Sivers on Tim Ferris. Here is the link right here. He’s the one I got this interesting tidbit from below!

Daily Photo – Floating Over Tokyo

While in Tokyo last time, I got the quad up a few times to take photos of this incredible city. There are many interesting things about Tokyo. For one, streets do not have names. Blocks have names. It’s the opposite of the west where streets have names but blocks do not. Interesting, eh? Also, Japanese addresses are not in order. For example, address #1 on a block might be smashed between #23 and #38. The number is associated to the first building on said block.

Floating Over Tokyo

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-01-26 19:31:03
  • CameraFC2204
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/5
  • Aperture3.8
  • ISO800
  • Focal Length8.6 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias+0.3

Another Walk in Glenorchy

Cool New Competition!

New Photo Contest about your favorite travel memory! It’s a great contest with about 2K worth of goodies for you. We’ve hosted a few photo contests over at Viewbug and I think this will be one of our best. The Grand Prize Winner gets ALL the Peak Design goodies including the new tripod!

Chinese Buffet

I’ve spent enough time in China to know this is not uncommon behavior.

Daily Photo – Another Walk in Glenorchy

I’ve done the walk through the wetlands in Glenorchy about half a dozen times. Each one is different, but my favorites are when the waters are still on windless mornings. You get these sorts of perfect reflections. I know, a “walk through the wetlands” sounds a bit swampy and dull… but not around here!

Another Walk in Glenorchy

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-10-20 02:24:24
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/2500
  • Aperture3.5
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1.3

Lighthouse in a Mysterious Place

New Tour Info!

I’ve announced the first two events for the 10-city tour that starts in less than a week! The first two locations are Ft. Lauderdale and Orlando. Event details are on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pg/treyratcliff/events/

In the former, I’ll be speaking at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa and in the latter, I’m hosting the event at the JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes. I look forward to meeting you in person… this is a really fun event and I know you’ll have a blast! Also, I’m always looking for hot photo tips in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando as well. I’ll be in each city for four days, taking photos all over the place. I’m excited! After Orlando, other event cities on the tour include New York, Dallas, New Orleans, Montreal, Toronto, Pittsburg, Philly, Boston, and Burning Man.

Fort Lauderdale, I Think

Heartbeat Trance Music for Work

My friend Cliff Baise turned me on to this… sometimes, if I get tired of a playlist, I put on this generic stuff and then start cranking out the work!

Daily Photo – Lighthouse in a Mysterious Place

Does anyone know where this lighthouse is? I actually Do Not! Or, at least, I cannot remember. I am 99% sure it is in Florida, but I forgot to tag it on input. Normally, I am great at tagging locations when I import into Lightroom, but something strange must have happened this time around… It was about 8 years ago, and I have very little memory of where the hell I was then! 🙂

Lighthouse in a Mysterious Place

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2011-11-23 17:12:35
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time6
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO320
  • Focal Length28.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1

Japanese Children Emerging from an Egg

Borat Compares Horse to Man

Daily Photo – Japanese Children Emerging from an Egg

This is a fun quick Pixel shot I got while in Tokyo. Man, I love that camera so much. Here’s a quick tip for it (and I believe the iPhone and other cameras have something similar). Whenever I see something cool, the fastest way to get a photo is to double-click the power button. This gets the camera right into photo mode. Then, just push the volume up and you get a quick snap. Easy peasy!

Japanese Children Emerging from an Egg

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-02-11 14:20:19
  • CameraPixel 3 XL
  • Camera MakeGoogle
  • Exposure Time1/120
  • Aperture1.8
  • ISO56
  • Focal Length4.4 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

Over Laucala Island

Hot Gaming Suggestion!

Try the new full release of Astroneer! I’m playing it on Steam now… very fun!

Daily Photo – Over Laucala Island

Here’s one of the many amazing villas that are scattered around the resort at Laucala Island in Fiji. It’s one of those situations where you never see your neighbors and you feel incredibly private. So private, in fact, that I spent most of my time inside and outside completely nude. I don’t know why I needed an adverb in front of nude. The word itself is already complete.

Over Laucala Island

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-01-26 18:46:26
  • CameraFC2204
  • Camera MakeDJI
  • Exposure Time1/400
  • Aperture3.8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length8.6 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramProgram AE
  • Exposure Bias

In the Chengdu Tea House

Blog Report!

Here is a rather detailed report about bloggers. It’s based in the UK, but is a pretty good sample size for the whole world. If you ever wanted to know more about the “biz” side of blogging, that is chockfull of data.

Daily Photo – In the Chengdu Tea House

Man, these old dudes in the outskirts of China really seem to get a kick out of drinking tea and smoking all day. It seems like the thing to do. And everyone seems really quite old… someone they just keep tickin’ along. Although, I guess this is not really a fair sampling because I’m technically not seeing all the dead ones.

In the Chengdu Tea House

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-06-15 15:00:39
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/50
  • Aperture
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

Passport Sunday – Art Talk at SLOW in Queenstown

Art Talk in Queenstown!

If you’re a Passport member then today you’ll get a little tour of some of my art hanging in Queenstown as I prep for an art talk. Also, I MAY be coming to a city near you in the US and Canada to do a similar talk! Check our Rediscovering The Americas tour page for details!

Art Talk at SLOW in Queenstown

Hi Passport Members! I recently gave an art talk in Queenstown where I have three pieces hanging. Here’s a quick video I made before the event so you can get a look!

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Family Visit in Oman

When the Ratcliffs were in Oman

Here’s a little video I made while we were in Oman!

Daily Photo – Family Visit in Oman

I can’t wait to go back to Oman! I’ve been to many many countries, and I can say that the people in Oman were amongst the nicest people I’ve met in my entire life. I’ve also noticed that the nicer the people in a culture, the more they are happy with you taking photos. This is not that surprising of a corollary, but an important one to note.

By the way, this is not a picture of MY family in Oman.

Family Visit in Oman

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-01-13 09:55:13
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/800
  • Aperture8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length35.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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