About to Jump Out of a Plane with the Army’s Golden Knights!

Out of a Plane, onto the blog…

In a few weeks at Openca.mp (you guys are coming to hear my speech, yes?), I’ll be jumping out of a plane with the famous Golden Knights from the US Army! These guys are basically like the Blue Angels, but way more insane because they actually jump out of the planes.

If you jump over to the blog of Cali Lewis at CaliLewis.Me, you can read even more about it. I think she was a little freaked out by the idea of jumping, but she seems all for it now.

If you want to know more about the Golden Knights, you can visit them at http://armygk.com/.

And yes, I’ll have my camera and will be taking photos and video of the whole thing! :)

Daily Photo – The Inner Sanctum

Here is a cool and relatively unknown place in San Francisco. Can anyone figure out where this mysterious location is?

I went in here with my dad while we were looking for cool photo-ops. We weren’t so sure we were allowed in this place, but we just busted in quickly for a shot before anybody said anything.

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  • http://richardpadilla.smugmug.com RICHARD

    Grace Cathedral!!! i know that place… do you have a magic wand to make all the people disappear?

  • Carlos

    Beautifull.I am following your blog and love your works.In fact I started to love HDR photography by visiting your site here.Keep on…it´s amazing and your art is wonderfull.I often publish some of your pics in my facebook via my RSS reader, and the feedback from my friends is very good.They also like very much …
    Best regards from Portugal,

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/coolhdr/ Chris Pokorny


  • http://www.kelleybard.com Kelley Bard

    Beautiful shot and I love the processing… the stone really looks amazing. I thought it had to be Grace Cathedral but I’ve never wandered inside… now I have reason to next time I’m in SF. :)

  • Gail in Montana

    Where ever it is, it’s a beautiful church!! I visited the army site and sent a friends request from facebook, lol. You must be joining them when they are in Dallas? Have fun, but be careful, yikes, I couldn’t do that!! You are one brave soul, Trey!!!!
    Back to the photo, great job, breathtaking view of the inside of an amazing Cathedral!!!! Thanks for sharing your adventures with us ;-)

  • http://www.nomadicpursuits.com Jim Nix

    Grace Cathedral on Nob Hill, nice one Trey! I love that little maze they have there, when I went in there was a yoga class and they were right on top of it, but I got a bunch of other shots. Great shot!

  • http://daveclarkimages.smugmug.com Dave Clark

    Great picture, Trey. Grace Cathedral is such a wonderful place. The inside of Cathedrals, Churches & Missions are such wonderful places for HDR. Keep up the great work!!

  • http://hanjies.blogspot.com Hanjié

    Grace Cathedral is a house of prayer for all people, without exception.
    I have been there, but my pics are not anywhere as nice as yours, congratulations.

    Here is the link for the cathedral

  • http://momoc.sumasu.com Daily Malaysia HDR Photo

    looks creepy but nice

  • casusan

    Beautiful church Trey – I like the floor! As to the plane jumping idea I am sure the Golden Knights will take good care of you – you are crazy though!

  • http://josealbanilphotography.blogspot.com/ Jose

    Simply breathe taking Trey.

  • http://martinsoler.com Martin Soler HDR photos

    Wow, that’s impressive. My interior church photos are hardly that nice. Especially since in Paris getting in with a tripod is not easy. So I had to do them handheld. Once again Trey sets the pace for us newbies. :-)

  • http://www.nekphotography.blogspot.com Jen Hannux

    That is an absolutely INCREDIBLE photo. I really can’t add anything else. This has to be one of my favorites of yours.

  • http://photos.techauthor.com Steve Kalman


    I owe you a big thanks. I have a show of 20 photos up now in the town hall where I live. All are HDR. The one that got me in is a shot of the washington monument, printed on metal (http://tinyurl.com/yyt6q79)

    I was at the town hall yesterday afternoon working on a fund raiser and had some very nice, almost effusive, compliments about the work with most saying something about them looking like paintings. The few who are photographers or artists in other mediums (such as oil or watercolor) get an explanation of what HDR is; the others get nice thank you’s.

    Most of what I know about HDR came from you, whether this site, your tutorials, your books, or just looking at your photos, plus a bit of practice.

    So, consider yourself a partial recipient of all those compliments, albeit second-hand.

    Thanks again,


  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com Stuck In Customs

    Thanks all!

    Steve – thanks for that nice message – I appreciate it !

    And yes – it is Grace – I don’t even know why I give photo mysteries any more – you all are so fast! :)

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/visualideas/ Henrik Sundholm

    Love the shot! It seems to tilt a bit to the left, though.

  • http://www.photolaboratory.com Andrea McLaughlin

    Wow, Trey this is thrilling! This image of Grace Cathedral illustrates what’s so interesting about HDR. For me, this is truly photography, that is, writing (or painting) with light. On the other hand it is not the type of photography we think of when we call a photograph “real”. I say this because out of all the dozens of times I’ve been to Grace, it never looks like this picture! This is the new, enhanced Grace Cathedral. And of course, you can correctly argue back that every photograph is an interpretation, not the so-called real thing.

    So far I am seeing HDR applied to the making of beautiful pictures. I wonder if there are photographers who are using it for other messages: social or environmental commentary? Please direct me if you know photogs doing it like that. Thanks again Trey, I like the beautiful stuff too!

  • http://www.fredbeaupre.com/ Fred Beaupré

    Just one word: WOW!

  • http://jacklarson.aminus3.com Jack Larson

    FYI – the labyrinth in the foreground was first installed in its temporary form in the early 1990s under the leadership of Lauren Artress, one of the priests on the staff of Grace Cathedral. They are so common place now that it is hard to believe that they were re-introduced such a short time ago.

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com Stuck In Customs

    THanks all!

    Jack – and thanks for the extra info

    Andrea – Yes, people can use this stuff to tell different sorts of stories for sure

  • marc in calgary

    That’s beautiful, I’m just guessing, but I’d say you’re allowed in… I’d be worried if someone was telling me nobody is allowed in this church, or rather, any church.

  • http://www.stewartbaird.com Stewart Baird

    Perfect my HDR-friend! I reckon that stained-glass offers just about the best setting for HDR. In olden times, they told the stories of faith that anyone could follow. Look around there is art waiting just around the next corner. I am guessing this was on a tripod.. the wide-angle is nice.. but I know it takes more than gear to make art :-)

  • http://www.latogaphoto.com latoga

    Wonderful capture of the interior of Grace Cathedral. One of the few cathedrals with a labyrinth located inside. There is also a labyrinth located outside in the courtyard. Walking the labyrinth is a wonderful way to relax after a hectic day.

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com Stuck In Customs

    Thank you everyone !

  • http://lightningpaul.shutterchance.com LightningPaul

    Fantastic view.

  • MPost

    Great image! thought it was Chartres at first :D

  • http://chipchockley.com Chip Chockley

    I also love this shot– wonderful feel and framing. However, I see the slight tilt to the left too.

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