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Series 2

Daily Photo – Series 2

One of my favorite shots from Series 2 of my Fine Art prints collection. It’s called Little Boxes Made of Ticky-Tacky and was taken in Kowloon. A collector in the US just took delivery of one edition of this print (1.15 x 1.50m) and I’m looking forward to seeing a pic of it installed in their home. 🙂 You can see more of the Series 2 collection over here.

Series 2

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-03-15 02:12:03
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time10
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

Colossus by the Sand-Ocean… again

Just a reminder, today’s image is available as an NFT on MakersPlace. Find out more at treyratcliff.com/.

Daily Photo – Colossus by the Sand-Ocean… again

Let’s try this again… will it appear today? Who knows, not me… take it away WordPress gods!

I go to Burning Man every year to refresh, recharge, and get inspired by the sheer randomness and light of it all. It’s the one place you go where you have no idea what you’re going to see, but you know it’s going to be awesome and interesting.

Colossus by the Sand-Ocean… again

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2013-08-27 08:31:39
  • CameraNEX-6
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1000
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length18.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+1

Colossus by the Sand-Ocean

EDIT: Well that’s weird… where is Colossus? I guess she got stuck in the Sand-Ocean. Maybe tomorrow…

Cool New Game

If you hold one of my NFTs, or even if you don’t and you just like puzzles, check this out…

I helped hide a clue in a huge NFT Treasure Hunt called PhrazeBoard.

This unique event is curated by artist @phrazeart. It kicks off soon and there are two ways to play:

PB:RED has a a 7.77 ETH Grand Prize, and will be 100% free to play at PhrazeBoard.xyz
PB:BLUE has a PROOF Collective Pass Grand Prize, and requires an ACCESS PASS to play. (Current Proof floor is 75ETH!)

ACCESS PASSES will be available to the public for 0.16 ETH, BUT…. Because I am one of the collaborators on the project, anyone holding one of my NFTs can mint an ACCESS PASS for just .09 ETH. We’ve also got a prize up for grabs along the hunt for whoever solves our clue first (there are many prizes from a whole bunch of artists so even if you don’t win the grand prize there are still cool things to be had!). Here are the PREMINT links to register:

For Beautiful Cities Holders: https://www.premint.xyz/phrazeboard/beautiful-cities-trey-ratcliff/
For Drop 1 Holders: https://www.premint.xyz/phrazeboard/trey-ratcliff-drop-1/
For AiVATAR Holders: https://www.premint.xyz/phrazeboard/aivatarnft/
For Heart Chakra Holders: https://www.premint.xyz/phrazeboard/heartchakra/

(Anyone with an NFT from any other Trey collection, open a support ticket on my Discord before noon on the 29th May and we’ll get you sorted.)

Be sure to watch the trailer on Premint (or below) for a bit more info about the project!

Happy hunting!

In Normal Times

I was reflecting earlier about pre-pandemic life and as a little bit of fun I checked back to what I was up to on the blog on this day in 2019. Turns out it was a day I’d been playing with the 360 videos recorded while out and about with some interesting friends. You can view a bunch of those in this playlist:

We cover all sorts from death, to crypto, to saving key elements of society for the future to slime mold and there’s even a discussion with the voice actor who was the dolphins at the start of Cocoon! Enjoy!

Design in Oman

Daily Photo – Design in Oman

Here’s another piece of Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat, Oman. Those guys really do know how to pack detail, pattern, and texture without overloading the eye.

Design in Oman

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2016-01-13 08:13:09
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/25
  • Aperture9.5
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length28.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Karla

Daily Photo – Karla

I’ve started to mentally prep for this years Burning Man. Not long to go now! Earlier while thinking through my plans, it occurred to me that it’s going to be super interesting to see who’s there and who isn’t from the people I’ve bumped into before. It’s been so long since the last official burn and no doubt people have been through a bunch of life changes. Can’t wait to catch up and hear all the stories.

Karla

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-08-31 16:45:49
  • CameraX-T2
  • Camera MakeFuji
  • Exposure Time1/3200
  • Aperture2.8
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length37.6 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

Moody Coronet

Daily Photo – Moody Coronet

While I was up at Coronet a few weeks ago there was a real variation in the lighting in the sky over the course of an hour or so. Here is one of the more interesting patterns that it made.

Moody Coronet

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2022-04-20 17:41:26
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/50
  • Aperture4.5
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length35.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

Together

Daily Photo – Together

Here’s another view of that awesome sculpture by Michael Benisty, Broken but Together. He was the same person who made In Every Lifetime I Will Find You… i can’t wait to see what he creates this year!

Together

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-09-01 21:11:47
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time5
  • Aperture4
  • ISO320
  • Focal Length75.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

Liquid Gold

Daily Photo – Liquid Gold

Dug this one out of the archives when working on a soon to be announced project… looking forward to sharing. For now, this is Lake Wakatipu in gold…

Liquid Gold

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2012-06-13 02:39:20
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length135.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

The New Dot Com

Daily Photo – The New Dot Com

Aiming to launch the new TreyRatcliff.com towards the end of next week… can it be achieved? I hope so! In the meantime, here’s one of the fine art images from the current site.

The New Dot Com

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2011-12-29 15:14:00
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/3000
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length135.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-1