Arriving at the Grand Opera House

Google+ Hangout Video and News! First recording with Lisa Bettany now avail!

These Google+ Hangouts have been so much fun.  We’re doing another one at SmugMug on Aug 10th at 4 PM PT, and it will be recorded and streamed live like the others. Watch for it!

Here is our first recording… sorry for the low quality, but we will get better and better as we go along!

Since these hangouts are so much fun, we figured out a way to record and broadcast them live! For this first one, I asked Lisa Bettany to join up, and we had a really nice talk. Also, all other sorts of people joined along the way… really really fun stuff… and happy to share it! I owe Keith Barrett a big thanks, since he made this possible. We have a second one we recorded too that is getting uploaded now….

Below is a set of time stamps where you can scrub forward if you see something of interest. Enjoy!

1:17 – I give a little view from Switzerland, where we recorded this Hangout.

4:20 – Chee Chew from Google+ (he manages the Hangout Team) joins us! He may or may not talk about a “secret button” for injecting himself into any Hangout.

12:30 – Lisa talks about how she has switched almost entirely to Google+

15:05 – Lisa starts talking about how she wishes Canon had a wide angle lens like Nikon

20:50 – Lisa asks me what stuff I take with me when I travel…

24:00 – A videographer in the hangout tells us about his Kata bag

26:30 – Sara Collaton joins the hangout! We talk a bit about street photography with her. And then we go off on a nice street-photography tangent… and I share a tip I learned from Alfie Goodrich

38:00 – Horror stories with Lisa.

46:30 – Lisa asks me how I arrange these trips (secret hint moment)

49:00 – Mitch asks me who writes my apps (it is +Mark Powell )

54:10 – Lisa asks a technical HDR question

1:01:30 – We talk about post-processing, eyes, truth, and other dreamy-sounding things…

1:03:20 – I talk about a strange RAW image discussion with +Neal Stephenson

1:09:00 – Someone in the hangout asks us about what line we won’t cross in Photoshop

Your favorite websites of artists?

Do you all follow any artists online (not photographers)? If so, who are they, and what is the website? I think we’d all like to see what you are into and make some new discoveries for ourselves!

Daily Photo – Arriving at the Grand Opera House

I went the wrong way, but I ended up here.

It was a little embarrassing, to be honest… I was taking Tina to the Arc de Triumph and I was quite sure that I go this certain direction… we were plodding along, and I look up say, “Oh bother, we’re at the opera!”

But, no matter. The light was good and I had the rig up and ready to shoot in no time! And, after this foible, we went to the real Arc de Triumphe.

Arriving at the Grand Opera HouseI went the wrong way, but I ended up here.  It was a little embarrassing, to be honest... I was taking Tina to the Arc de Triumph and I was quite sure that I go this certain direction... we were plodding along, and I look up say, "Oh bother, we're at the opera!"  But, no matter. The light was good and I had the rig up and ready to shoot in no time! And, after this foible, we went to the real Arc de Triumphe.- Trey RatcliffRead more, including a video of the recent Google+ hangout, here at the Stuck in Customs blog.

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  • Susan

    Beautiful photo Trey – a good ‘accidental’ finding! Am sure Tina was thrilled!

  • http://www.sjhphoto.com Scott

    Trey, love all the blurry cars in this one, really gives a sense of urgency!

  • George

    I love to look at the full resolution on these shots with a great deal of detail. The detail in the building is fantastic. Surprised to see the Volvo sign on the top left side. I still amazes me to see the detail that is brought out by the HDR process that is not seen and any of the exposures used.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/fullcex/sets/72157627054097315/ Filip Farag

    I knew you would love Zermatt, Im looking forward to see some landscape shots from there. You definetly must see this guy’s work ( http://vimeo.com/timescapes/videos )! This ( http://vimeo.com/16369165 ) is pure epicness. Can’t wait to see the whole thing.

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

    Trey actually mentioned this local artist here on the blog once… HIs name is Tim Wilson, and sadly I can’t link you his work because none of it is online. However, if you are ever near Queenstown, NZ you absolutely MUST stop by Wilson Gallery… Simply amazing works of art depicting the local landscape.

    Tim says “Hi” by the way mate, he asks after you every time I visit the gallery in town ;-)

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

    Love the buildings lighting and the blurry cars but, there something with the sky… like if it was too blue. Weird feeling however. Keep your great work, you inspire me!

    Just posted a new picture on http://www.fredbeaupre.com if you would like to take a look and comment: http://fredbeaupre.smugmug.com/Other/HDR/12941778_evtTN#1418160824_DdWJxNV

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

    Just take a look at my cousin’s web page: http://www.cathshop-illustrations.com/. She is a great artist and makes such beautiful drawings!

  • Gail in Montana

    Beautiful photo of the Grand Opera House in Paris!!! Thanks for posting. If your in our town, stop by our apple dumpling booth for one of our Methodists Women’s world famous apple dumplings ;-). Have a great Saturday, all!! :-)

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

    Thanks everyone… and glad you are liking the full-rez photos! :)

  • http://open-window.typepad.com Claudia

    I met Barbara Andolsek online and I love her art. Over the last year and a half we’ve become good friends despite being 2,500 miles apart. She has painted four of my photographs, one of which I commissioned for my sister. I enjoy her colorful outlook on life and her abilities as a painter, I hope you all do too.http://www.barbaraandolsekfineart.com/Barbara_Andolsek_fine_art/BAFA_Studio.html

  • http://simonmorris.me/ Simon Morris

    Great shot Trey – wonderful light on the Paris Opéra… love the feeling of motion with the cars too, excellent! :-)

  • Chris Pienaar

    Lisa should look at the Sigma 12-24 , fits full frame and quality is as good as any Canon lens.

  • http://proseVisions.com Matt Prose

    This was very cool. I will try to get in next time.

    Also, thanks for mentioning the 10-22. I have a 1.6x sensor on my Rebel XTi and am going to check it out.

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