The Lost Rock Temple

 

This Week in Tech

Here is the video I did with Leo Laporte on This Week in Tech on Sunday. I was a special guest for the first 20 mins or so, and then I left… I talk a little about the behind-the-scenes at NASA. Thanks to Eileen Rivera for the last-minute invitation! :)

Daily Photo – The Lost Rock Temple

I spent countless hours trying to find this place on a previous trip to Iceland. This time, thanks to SECRET PROJECT EOSX, I was able to find it effortlessly. It was just as amazing as I hoped it would be.

The hardest part was the road at 2 AM. It was one of those perfectly straight country roads that goes straight into the sun. And I mean straight. It was exactly in the middle of my steering wheel, and there was no escaping it. The visor, my hand, nothing, nada, could block that sun, so I had to drive about 5 miles per hour and look out the window. It was all very unsettling… if you have driven in this situation, then you know what I mean!

The Lost Rock Temple I spent countless hours trying to find this place on a previous trip to Iceland. This time, thanks to SECRET PROJECT EOSX, I was able to find it effortlessly. It was just as amazing as I hoped it would be.The hardest part was the road at 2 AM. It was one of those perfectly straight country roads that goes straight into the sun. And I mean straight. It was exactly in the middle of my steering wheel, and there was no escaping it. The visor, my hand, nothing, nada, could block that sun, so I had to drive about 5 miles per hour and look out the window. It was all very unsettling… if you have driven in this situation, then you know what I mean!- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.

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  • Susan

    Oh wow – beautiful Trey – with the sun and the water and the lovely temple – looks like a place you could just sit for hours and let that good karma come through – what about this secret thing? I want to know the details!

  • http://www.templesbytyler.com Tyler Foote

    Wow Trey. I have been a fan for several years. Own most of your books, DVDs, participate in the clubhouse, etc. I love almost everything you produce, but this photo is simply breathtaking. I love it. I used to look at your photos and say, I need to go there so I can try to take that photo for myself. Now I sit back and enjoy and say “Thank you” Thank you for giving me a break from my day and making me feel that it would be great to be there, but for a moment, tonight, I am there.

    Thank you for sharing your gift with all of us. You truly are a gentleman

  • http://www.facebook.com/scottjhorwathphotography Scott

    Those clouds are spectacular!

  • http://1138Studios.com Thelonious Gonzo

    Tyler – Dude. You’ve got some drool running down your chin.
    No need to thank me. I’m here to help.
    Suze – He can’t tell you the secret and certainly not any details! Come on now.
    I’ll try to ease the pain by giving you this glimpse.
    Gizmocrazy sent me a picture of my future self.
    Here it is ——-> http://500px.com/photo/1205114

  • http://karllindsay.com Karl

    Sweet shot!! How big is that rock formation? I’m struggling to grasp some sense of scale here…

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

    Tell me about it! The low sun angles here in Queenstown during winter are so hard to drive into! Mind you that is a good thing for photography… Gonzo, love that photo of you, works very well, haha…
    Great photo Trey, I need to get myself out into the sunsets in the next couple of weeks, they are great this time of year when there is cloud cover! Otherwise I plan to be out lat shooting the night sky, snow on the mountains compliment star trails nicely :-)

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/35422436@N06/ George Green

    Like karl, I can’t tell whether that’s a huge or small rock formation. At anyrate it’s sure a gorgeous place. I could just sit there and watch the shadows change as the sun set – oh wait you said you started at 2 am, I guess the sun is rising – or what. I don’t know that either. But I can just enjoy your interpretation of the place and that is enough!

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

    Very Surreal – it looks like that rock formation has just been dropped there – stunning though!

  • http://Www.danroads.com Dan Roads

    Tottally agree with the driving Trey, its frustrating isnt it. Looks well worth it though :) well done

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

    Amazing shot Trey! Stunning landscape.

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

    Wow, absolutely amazing photo. You really need to stop posting these shots from Iceland, every one I see makes me want to go there more but it’s going to be quite a while before I have a chance to go to Iceland.

  • Gail in Montana

    Wowee, how very beautiful. This is now on my desktop!! Thanks for sharing your story of the “straight” road and what you found at the end, Trey!! :-)

  • http://simonmorris.me/ Simon Morris

    Wonderful shot Trey – just love the sun rays… gorgeous, and as for the rock formation on the beach… very unique!
    I hear what you’re saying about straight roads… we have the ‘Tram Road’ not so far away here in Canterbury – apparently its the straightest road in NZ at a whopping 23km long… straight as an arrow, yeah! :-(

  • Patrick

    EOSX, would that be a secret Canon project :-)
    Or maybe an Canon + OS X project…
    It’s so mean to tease us!

  • Vicki Wilson

    A beautiful sunrise, what a peaceful place! How fun to find a special place like this!

  • http://www.thepublicdomain.net Mitch Featherston

    Yet another amazing image.

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

    Thanks again everyone… it was a beautiful place… hard (but fun) to try to capture these things.

  • Peggy

    The temple is extraordinary but the sunrise is stunning!! Too beautiful for words!!

  • http://www.flickr.com/d_lewis09 Derek

    Wow Trey this is absolutely perfect! LIke seriously, I dont think you could ask for a better picture…the soft blue/grey color of the clouds in the front and the way they look like mountains where it meets the water, the light shining on the beach showing all the details, and of course that sweet rock formation, great job!

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

    Well done Trey, another great image, keep them coming!

  • http://trans-pond.blogspot.com/ Frauke

    Wow, great place, and special even in Iceland.
    Where exactly did you find this spot? I am interesting in trying the same spot. I will be in the country soon.

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

    Spectacular shot! I look forward to the daily photos every day!

  • Jon

    Wow, very cool. Hvitserkur Rock, Iceland

  • http://www.trans-pond.blogspot.com frauke

    Thanks,Jan! Maybe I can make it there!

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