Tree at the Serene Lake

Copyright Discussion – Wednesday Night

Join me at the AT&T Executive Education Center in Austin on Wednesday night at 6:30 PM. The topic being discussed is: “Copyright: How do I protect myself from legal trouble and how do I protect my content?”

I’m a panelist, so I’ll be talking about some of my experience in this arena. Some of you may know I’m engaged in a lawsuit with Time Magazine, and you also know about the Huffington Post issue. Beyond that, there’s a lot more, and we’ll see how much time we have to discuss it during the event.

The event is free if you are a AFBA member or $10 without (RSVP here)… but there will be amazing food there, I understand from @MisoHungry (who recruited me for the event). I’m not getting paid for it… just doing it out of the questionable goodness of my heart.

Anyway, if you come, be sure to come up to me before or after and say hello! :)

Daily Photo – Tree at the Serene Lake

Queenstown, I miss you! The summer here in Texas has been bitter-hot. I remember the long run I had along your shores… comparing that with my 100-degree run here in Texas that just makes me want to curl up into a fetal ball and cry…

When I was there in Queenstown, I took to waking up about an hour before the sunrise and brewing a whole pot of coffee. And then, I would just the take the POT in the car with me and drive around. The lake can be pretty still in the morning, and that is when I grabbed this one… I’m jealous of my friends Gordon Laing and Eden Brackstone who get to spend almost every day in these environs!

Tree at the Serene LakeQueenstown, I miss you!  The summer here in Texas has been bitter-hot.  I remember the long run I had along your shores...  comparing that with my 100-degree run here in Texas that just makes me want to curl up into a fetal ball and cry...When I was there in Queenstown, I took to waking up about an hour before the sunrise and brewing a whole pot of coffee.  And then, I would just the take the POT in the car with me and drive around.  The lake can be pretty still in the morning, and that is when I grabbed this one... I'm jealous of my friends Gordon Laing and Eden Brackstone who get to spend almost every day in these environs!- Trey RatcliffRead more here at the Stuck in Customs blog.

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  • Julie

    I love lakes for photography because I love the reflections. The colors in this photo are amazing. I’m getting better at this, and I think I got this evening’s shot just about right.

    http://flic.kr/p/9R7MuP

  • Susan

    ahhh…lovely scene – beautiful colors – so soft and inviting – yes, I can see why you love it there – Texas in the summertime can be brutal!

  • http://www.facebook.com/media/set/fbx/?set=a.100925489989186.1637.100002152054198&ref=pd Thelonious Gonzo

    Wow. I simply can not believe the hubris of Huffington. At least Time had the decency to dump your stuff when you called them on it. Ignoring your request and deleting your posts is unforgivable. I have never so wanted to see someone sued. I really don’t know you, I just spray graffiti all over your blog when I get bored, but hearing that someone would take a picture of someone’s son, frankly for any reason, much less an article on divorce . . . that really pisses me off. I hate the litigious society we live in, but I’d sure sleep easy at night suing the pants off of those two corp’s for violating your rights. Go get em’ Tiger.
    Sidenote – This explains why you got so touchy the last week or so when this topic came up.

  • http://jenncuisine.com Jenn

    Beautiful!! There’s a special place in my heart for NZ’s S. Island, and this photo brought me right back there. Thanks so much for posting this today.

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

    Lovely. and I’m jealous of those Kiwi’s too! I love how the HDR electrified the greens in this image. Wish I could make the copywrite discussion… that sounds good.
    On another topic, what do you think about iCloud? I know it’s new, but they say that all photos don’t go towards your alloted 5MB memory… either they seriously messed up or they have some loophole that denies photographers that option, because protecting all my photos would take a mite bit larger memory than that ;)

  • http://www.recordsofday.com Pete Halewood

    Amazing Trey, really admiring this one.

  • Ash

    Trey, dude.

    wicked stuff.

    just curious, have you ever thought of using a GPS to tag your photos? what with you being a travel blog and all. Would be great to then map all your published photos onto google maps etc.

    kinda like this >>>> http://www.digitalreview.ca/content/Nikon-GP1-D90-GPS-Accessory.shtml
    ASH

    ps- when are you coming to Australia. Much overdue i reckon…

  • Simon Morris

    The seminar/discussion in Austin regarding copyright sounds good – all the best with that one!
    Gorgeous shot Trey of Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown – love the different tones with this one… down the left, warm and golden, then down the right, cool and blue… excellent!
    I kid you not, but I recall our we fella climbing this very tree when we last visited… I think it’s taken from Queenstown Gardens, looking in the general direction of Kelvin Heights towards the Golf Course. Eden should be on board soon, having just driven back from our neck of the woods here in North Canterbury.
    Jenn & Kelley – yep, having moved here in 2009, I consider myself pretty damn lucky living on the South Island of NZ. Such a diverse and gorgeous landscape that you never take for granted… ever! :-)

  • http://www.recordsofday.com Pete Halewood

    Just also want to point out Trey, as an avid student of yours (you can check that) that I in no way want to be associated with the pixel-peeping SS but just in case you care about it (it honestly doesn’t bother me) there are 2 or 3 pretty glaringly obvious dust spots towards the top left of the picture and that’s just looking at it on the screen here (not zooming in). I know these things don’t normally bother you unless you are getting them super blown up but just thought I’d point it out in case you hadn’t noticed. Again, don’t think I am a pixel peeper, I am not one. You rock. This picture rocks. Goodnight.

  • Peter Sundstrom

    Simon, the shot is taken from St Omar Park looking towards Queenstown Gardens.

  • http://none Louis

    Could not agree more Trey,the more I read the more I can confirm you have a wonderful heart and all the best with this legal stuff,
    hope you solve it.The picture says a thousand words and who would not want to be their with a cup-pa. I know how you miss these beautiful evenings as certain parts of Africa “south” were similar. Find Ausie a bit dry and barren but NZ is beautiful. Just thinking a loud, why not make the move, land is cheap ,set up A-frame bungalows that house 6 or more a huge shed to hold seminars and mess hall a buss that holds aprox 35+people and start a tour business around NZ. With the economy bad at the moment it will start to generate income and put NZ back on the map as there is so much potential there.I’m sorry, I’m passed my best as I would even offer my services to help build. This was a dream I had many years ago but lotto never came my way.hehe

  • Vicki Wilson

    What a lovely morning scene, beautiful! I can see why you would miss being there. It’s very hot and humid with mesquitos waiting to bite here in SC. I would love to have been able to attend the discussion on copyrigthts, hope you share some of the highlights with us. Have a nice day today!

  • Gail in Montana

    Spectacular photo, Trey!! This is now on my desktop :-). Thanks for sharing, love this one!! Good luck at your talk there in Austin. I’ll be there with bells on, ha ha, wish. Have a great day, rainy weather for us for a few days. Wish I could send it on down to Western Texas and Arizona!! :-(

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

    Thank all!

    Pete – You are absolutely right – I missed those but have now fixed them – thank you :)

  • Dennis

    Any chance of the talk on copyright being taped? Can’t be there but would love to hear the discussion. Good luck on the battles with Time and Huffington.

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

    Thanks — Dennis I don’t think so… sorry mate

  • http://flickr.com/mostlyananda Kentster

    Trey – you are fighting this battle for all of us. thank you. This photo is so relaxing. so calming. the Hindu’s call it Satvic. Peace!!

  • http://maugiart.wordpress.com/ Noah Katz

    Trey, beautiful shot. I love the colors in this one. I’m a nature lover myself and can totally see why you’d want to live there.

    Cheers,
    Noah

  • http://www.samjanisko.com Sam J

    Wish I was there, this lake > my office.

  • http://www.samjanisko.com Sam J

    It’s not that bad here though. We just a got a shipment of new pens and notepads. So, we got that going for us.

  • http://www.vagabondguide.com Adam Mayfield

    I run two websites and always make sure to give credit to the artists. Like you, all my photos are released under a Creative Commons. Granted my photos are no where near as popular as yours, I really enjoy when people use them properly. I really wish I could attend your talk but I’m a few states away. Copyright issues are always something I unsure of and wish I knew more about.

  • http://roadslesstraveledphotography.com/ Roads Less Traveled Photography

    Wonderful sunset they’ve got going there. Where I am, not so good. :-(

    BTW, my latest one just happens to be a sunrise, but in Egypt.

    http://roadslesstraveledphotography.com/2011/06/06/sunrise-sharm-el-sheikh-egypt/

  • http://williambeem.com William Beem

    I would really love to hear this panel discussion, but I see you’ve already noted that it’s not likely to be recorded. Too bad, because it’s something that interests many of us. Well, the food also interests me, but I don’t expect that to be shipped out. Maybe. Now you have me thinking about awesome food.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrandybird/5776612271/ Andy Bird

    This reminds me of the scene in ‘Aliens’ where Ripley is relaxing in front a of a tranquil backdrop similar to this which she switches off when the bad guy Carter Burke comes into the room – great film, great photo!

  • Simon Morris

    Peter – thanks for that… oops, maybe I got mixed up with the wrong tree! We hope to be in Queenstown this late winter… time to get the old GPS out and hunt this son of a gun down! Might even take a photo or 5, hehe ;-)

  • http://www.smith-photography.net Michael Smith

    Great detail and colours! wonderful shot trey!

  • http://www.myuglyphotos.com/ Ryan Sexton

    Trey, Will you be doing any kind of pod cast? I’m sure some of us who would love to be there, but driving to Austin is just a little to far from South Florida ;)

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

    Beautiful shot and thanks for sharing the battle…go get ‘em.

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

    Made it home from Christchurch safe and sound, but then went straight into an Art Culture expo in town… So I’ve only just seen this post. I could go on all day about how magical Queenstown is, but I think the many great photos out there speak louder than words. Thanks again for the catchup Simon, was awesome :)

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

    Thanks – well I don’t think there will be any kind of recording or anything…sorry Ryan

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

    Amazing photo, love the composition and the lighting and colors in it.

  • http://www.hdrbyrtg.com Tyler Glover

    Sweet shot Trey! Is that the tree Gordon always uses in his camera reviews?

  • http://www.myuglyphotos.com/ Ryan Sexton

    I guess you’ll just have to post about it then ;)

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