Like a British Explorer

Books now in print at MagCloud

HDR PhotoOne of the most common requests we get for our eBooks over at Flatbooks.com is “Can we get it in print?” Now the answer is “Yes!”

We got everything up on HP’s MagCloud and ordered some test copies as an experiment, and I was blown away. At first, I was afraid it was going to be like a high-quality Kinkos copy, but it wasn’t. It was very thick and beautiful paper, bound on the edges just like a real book. Well, I don’t know why I say it like that… because it is a real book. If you have something you want to print out of your own, or publish something like a real book on Magcloud, then I recommend it!

The books we have up there avail for print (or downloadable eBook) are Composing the Photo, Top 10 HDR Mistakes, and Digital Workflow.

Daily Photo – Like a British Explorer

If you get to Angkor Wat very early in the morning, or befriend a monk and get to stay very late into the evening, then you can forget that you’re past the year 2011. It doesn’t take long before you feel like one of those classical British explorers, tromping through the jungle, finding ancient treasures. And, of course, you get to wear those little fancy hats and everything…

But, at the same time, after many days of mega-humid exploration, every time you wake up, you’re half-convinced you’ve contracted Legionnaires’ disease. It’s that unsettling feeling of waking up overseas in a cold sweat in a strange bed thinking, “OMG, I’m pretty sure my kidney shouldn’t feel quite like this.”

Like a British ExplorerIf you get to Angkor Wat very early in the morning, or befriend a monk and get to stay very late into the evening, then you can forget that you're past the year 2011. It doesn't take long before you feel like one of those classical British explorers, tromping through the jungle, finding ancient treasures. And, of course, you get to wear those little fancy hats and everything...But, at the same time, after many days of mega-humid exploration, every time you wake up, you're half-convinced you've contracted Legionnaires' disease. It's that unsettling feeling of waking up overseas in a cold sweat in a strange bed thinking, "OMG, I'm pretty sure my kidney shouldn't feel quite like this."- Trey RatcliffRead the rest of this entry and a little plug for MagCloud here at the Stuck in Customs blog.

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  • http://www.flickr.com/cliffbaise Cliff Baise

    I love the monochrome here. The reverse vignette really gives it an old world feel as well. At least you didn’t wake up in a bathtub of ice with your kidney missing.

  • Susan

    Beautiful!! I know you loved it there in Angkor Wat – also that you want to go back – super work!

  • http://1138Studios.com Thelonious Gonzo

    Does anyone know what time it is? I think my watch is broken.

  • http://www.jonwhitephotography.com jon white

    Hi Trey – love the victoriana look here! I’m going to Angkor myself in September (its my honeymoon but lucky for me my partner loves photogrpahy too), any guides or drivers you can recommend for the siam reap area? I want to do the ‘avoid the groups’ thing.

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

    Fantastic shot Trey! I love the processing you have done here which I’m pretty sure was using Silver Efex Pro 2 (amongst other things). It’s such a great software package that one. I don’t normally plug my own pictures on here but I used a similar technique on one of the pictures on my website that your viewers might like if they like this one http://www.thenightboat.com/?page_id=92. It’s the one of Warwick Castle about halfway down the Single Shots page of my Portfolio Gallery. Great to see your E-books in print now, I don’t have a printer and not to keen on reading ‘books’ on the screen, so this is a great option to have now.

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

    Totally reminds me of my Granda Bird’s photo’s from the desert during WWII – very nice indeed!

  • Gail in Montana

    Nice Photo, Trey. Have a great Saturday :-)

  • Dennis

    Trey,
    Another great shot! Exciting stuff at Magcloud! Great to see you up there on their bront page. Just wanted to let you know the link on the MagCloud page to FlatBooks.com actually goes to Magcloud.com and not the Flatbooks page. Also, on the pages of the three print books listed on Magcloud it says “No digital versions available” while there are digital versions of apparently the same books over at Flatbooks.com. Is there an email I should send this kind of stuff to? Regards, Dennis

  • http://simonmorris.me/ Simon Morris

    Cool shot Trey – I like the retro look! :-)

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

    Thanks

    Dennis – well that is because we sell the digital versions through Flatbooks.com, if that makes sense… just the print ones go through MagCloud.

  • http://www.edithlevyphotography.com Edith Levy

    I love what you’ve done with this. It really does look like it was taken in the 1940s. Fantastic.

  • http://worldviastandby.wordpress.com/ Kat

    Very cool picture! :)

  • http://1138Studios.com Thelonious Gonzo

    I think it’s like 3 o’clock.
    Even my sun dial isn’t working right now.

  • Peggy

    This picture would not have near the effect Trey if you had done it in anything but the sepia. Awesome buildings and a great shot! It’s almost ghostly.

  • Julie

    I’m not entirely sure I like this one. I understand why you processed it this way. It works for the story because it gives it an Indiana Jones type of feel. It is very dreamy though, and I think it may grow on me.

  • John Dinneen

    I love that thought about waking up in a strange place and thinking your kidney shouldn’t feel like this. It happens, and as you get older it happens more.

  • Tuta

    It reminds of an old song about a city in the sky which of course my brain refuses to provide me a title. Or maybe a stairway to the clouds.

  • http://1138Studios.com Thelonious Gonzo

    Something like 11pm by now I think. Stuck in Customs? More like Stuck in Here. How do you get out? How long have I been here? Circles within hoops inside of rings.

  • Andrea Boyle

    Wow, great photo! I’d love to hear how you post-processed it. Very different from your usual post and one I really, really like.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/johannesenevoldsen/5807512093/ Johannes

    Haha…. i got the same picture, but without your cool postediting: http://www.flickr.com/photos/johannesenevoldsen/5807512093/

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

    wow… I really like how you finished this. Amazing look!

  • Rolf

    Interesting to see how this not exactly symmetric shot adds something more to the picture, creates tension and sparks interest in the watcher. I just wish I had a bigger screen!
    The contours of the two towers look a bit odd, though, when you zoom in. Did you introduce that or is it the

    Johannes – I like how in your picture one can see the structure and surfaces of the stones which in Treys shot gets to be a bit downplayed due to to the effect he uses. Thanks for posting and making me see more things in both pictures. It’s great the two of you had the chance to be there! :)

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