Barcelona Airport

Japan Charity Week Continues

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Taking Photos of Cars

It’s been months since I mentioned Joe Farace’s amazing eBook, so I wanted to mention it again! Even though it’s a car-centric eBook, you’ll find all kinds of useful things that apply to everyday photography as well. Pop over to Joe’s book on Flatbooks and have a look! :)

Daily Photo – Barcelona Airport

This amazing airport in Barcelona was my launching point for a very long flight through Helsinki to Berlin. I am actually the kind of guy that likes to get to airports super-early. First, I don’t like the stress; second I like to explore. A lot of these international airports are these architectural wonders. I think most people just drift through them, oblivious to how awesome they are… but not me. I love ‘em!

Barcelona Airport

Extra Photo – Upon Arriving in Beijing

Many many many hours later, after leaving this airport, I landed in Beijing. I was greeted by some great people that I came to know pretty well. First, the director of this special organization met me with a bundle of flowers. Next I met my assistant and my driver, who had to carry around all my stuff. I dumped my most of my luggage at the hotel and immediately went to the Forbidden City to take some photos. It was a long day. A very very very long day!

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  • Susan

    That is an awesome shot of the airport – looks cool! Great pic of you too – did they give you those flowers or were you giving them to someone?

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com Trey Ratcliff

    No – they brought the flowers to me… hehe… the last thing I carry along with me when I travel for 15 hours is a flowers !

  • http://1138Studios.com Thelonious Gonzo

    Wow. I can’t tell you how many times I have had to deal with a long long long day taking pictures in a super cool forbidden city while my assistant carries my bags around. I am not sure if you are picking up on the bitterness and the “Shut the *(@!%$ up Trey” tone in my typing.
    Sidenote: Love the glassy feel of that airport shot. I wish I could consistently make my shots as glossy as yours.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/edenbrackstone/5534678612/ Eden Brackstone

    I know what you mean about airport… And about arriving early! On the rare occasion that I do get to travel, I love that relaxing time in the airport before heading off. It’s just a different atmosphere isn’t it? And architecturally speaking, most airports are stunning! Queenstown has recently had a major overhaul, only to be getting another one soon. They never can plan quite far enough ahead…
    On the topic of car shots, I was out shooting last night and took this pretty cool HDR of my car:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/edenbrackstone/5534678612/
    Purely coincidental, I never thought it would turn out any good!

  • Simon Morris

    Yeah I agree, airports are great places – we always arrive 2 hours prior to departure and have a good wander around… just gets you in the right frame of mind and gives you that nice holiday feeling!
    Eden – cool photo of your Scooby… think I’ve mentioned before that I’m a huge fan of Subaru, having driven them since 2002. Probably goes back to the late 80’s/early 90’s WRC days with Colin McRae (RIP) etc. Fantastic vehicle… I’m also the proud owner of a Scooby Wagon GT – only difference being, mine is RED! :-)

  • Patrick Ahles

    Fabulous shot, Trey, the reflections are great! And its so clean!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrandybird/4990705443/ Andy Bird

    Great image :)

    I go to the airport early as well – I hate being rushed and getting through security and check-in has been getting more and more difficult these last few times i’ve travelled. I wish they would do something with the Scottish airports because they really are so bland.

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

    Great work, Trey using your Web reach to help all of our friends in Japan!

  • Gail in Montana

    Great photo of the airport in Spain. I imagine you do see a lot of airports around the world, and what a long day!! Nice that you were greated with flowers. Was the lady hour host and intepreter? Great photo of the two of you!!!! I plan on giving to UMCOR Sunday as all the funds will be used for helping Japan. If you don’t know what UMCOR is, it stands for United Methodist Committee on Relief and is often the first organization on site to help people. We have a special number to put on our check for whatever cause we are giving to so that all the funds given go to that project. We just had 4 brunches in February and March, and our funds raised with those are going for health kits and flood buckets. Something they can really use in Japan!!
    I just read that they next step they are concidering is burying the nuclear power plants!! So I’m proud of all you photographers who are donating funds through your work, WTG!!! Have a great Friday and weekend, everyone. See you tomorrow :-)

  • http://timetotakepictures.blogspot.com Keith Moyer

    Cool shot. I love wandering around airports. You are so right, usually can find some very interesting architecture. They are also great for people watching. No place else that you can see such a variety of people.

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com Trey Ratcliff

    Thanks!

    Gail – Everyone one the little team with me was bi-lingual except for the driver. He only spoke a very crazy form of Mandarin that included lots of yelling

  • Rob

    Okay, so, are you keeping track of your lifetime total miles and hours in airplanes? ;-)

  • http://cropsensorphoto.wordpress.com/ Jeff Peterson

    My experience with the Barcelona airport was wandering around it trying to find the shuttle bus for my hotel which was not an area which was well labeled…

  • http://kirantarun.com/lens Kiran

    Amazing shot of the airport! Can’t imagine how much frequent flyer miles you’ve earned :D

  • http://www.tyronwilda.com ty

    Trey, I think you were writing this post in a hurry. There are many grammatical errors, just an fyi

  • http://servalpe.wordpress.com Sergio Valverde

    I love the Airport terminals and the train stations. Great use of curves as leading lines. I put 2 links to pics from another 2 airports in Spain that I use frequently :

    Málaga T3 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/servalpepbase/4495514367/)
    Madrid – Barajas T4 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/servalpepbase/4461936338/)

    Nice weeekend !

  • http://www.stuckincustoms.com Trey Ratcliff

    Thanks… Ty yes probably so… Been sick the past two days.

  • Shannon

    Are you currently in Beijing? Can’t wait for the Forbidden City photos to come out!! March-April time frame is great for shotting the Forbidden City because all different types of flowers are blooming inside the Palace. Sounds like you have someone works there guide you inside – be aware of the cats! a lot of them! Have fun, and upload more pictures! By the way, love your works!

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