The Towering Ships


Disney Cruise Lore

So, I am not one with the “cruising culture” by any means. And, I was shocked (and somewhat entertained) to find out that such a deep subculture exists!

Since we were on the maiden voyage of the Disney Fantasy, we discovered that there were a great many people on this boat that had been on at least a dozen other Disney cruises. A dozen! And they had everything figured out — I mean everything. And they weren’t afraid to tell you. Oh no. Give them two seconds of silence, and they’ll spit out facts about the ports of call of the Disney Dream in May of 2009. They were like baseball statisticians, effortlessly spouting out Cy Young winners from 1972 and the W-L record of the Cleveland Indians from the same year.

And it was in this environment I found myself when these two great Disney ships docked together in Mexico. This was a Big Deal. I had at least five other somewhat annoying couples come up to me and offer up information about how rare this event is, and then they would recite the dates of all other ship-meetings.

To me, it was just cool to see two huge ships together over a narrow dock…

Daily Photo – The Towering Ships

So I got down to the end of the pier and aimed the 14-24 pretty high. There’s no way to get around the “leaning lines” — but that all adds to the overall effect. And, believe, me, standing down there, you feel the immense weight of them all about to topple over.

If you look up at the Disney Fantasy on the right, you can see where the waterslide juts off the edge of the ship…

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The Rocks Near and Far岩石:咫尺与天边


New eBook

This one, “Goals – The Philosophy and Science of Achieving Your Dreams“, by Christa Laser, is a bit different than the typical fare over at Flatbooks.com. It’s getting great reviews, and might be just the kind of thing you are looking for. Enjoy! 

新书上市!

 Chirsta Laser的新书《目标——梦想成真的原理与哲学》(”Goals – The Philosophy and Science of Achieving Your Dreams“与其它Flatbooks.com的作品相比有些与众不同。此书获得众多好评,,也许正是你想要的那种。希望你喜欢!

每日一瞥——岩石:咫尺与天边

几天前的晚上我在昆士城沿湖边转悠。据我的估算,十天当中,至少有一个晚上是天色清朗,还有一道粉色的光从山脉的背后映出,无限惬意。

我来到湖边,把三脚架立在冰冷的湖水中。尽管光线颜色十分惬意,可还是没有这束光本身富有新意。

Daily Photo – The Rocks Near and Far

A few nights ago I went for a walk along the water’s edge here in Queenstown. About one out of ten nights (or, as far as I have measured), there is a clear night with a bright pink light that shoots up from behind those mountains. It’s really quite a sight.

I went down to the edge of the lake and buried my tripod legs in the frigid, icy-clear water. Even though the color of the light was so nice, in the end it was not as interesting as the light itself.

The Rocks Near and Far

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The Valley Between Queenstown and Arrowtown昆士城与阿罗敦之间的山谷


New Zealand Newspaper Article

A new article came out today in the Otago Daily Times about my recent move to New Zealand. I met the reporter, Christine McDonald, down at Motogrill where I pigged out during the interview. I asked her if it was okay if I ate while we talked. She said yes, so I really pushed that to the limits… 

新西兰报文章

 奥塔戈日报今天有一篇文章,讲的是我移居新西兰的事。我在Motogrill见了记者Christine McDonald ,采访中间还给吃多了。我问她介不介意我边吃边聊,她说不介意。所以我就无所顾忌了……

每日一瞥——昆士城与阿罗敦之间的山谷

看到下面的那块地方了吗?我们就在这边壮景之中,想找个房子住。

开车去瓦纳卡的路上拍了这张。这里很美,我停车赶紧闪。今后应该经常开车这样转转!

远处就是昆士城,开车15-20分钟就能来此。右侧边缘之外就是阿罗敦,肯定有无数美景可以拍。

Daily Photo – The Valley Between Queenstown and Arrowtown

See that area down there? We’re in the middle of an epic house-hunting adventure right in the middle of it all.

I took this photo a few days ago on a drive to Wanaka. It was so pretty, I just had to pull over to take it! In fact, maybe I need to make this drive more often!

In the far distance is Queenstown, which is only about 15-20 mins from this spot. Down to the right, just beyond the edge, is nearby Arrowtown. I think there are about 1 million photographs somewhere in between.

The Valley Between Queenstown and Arrowtown

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Lonely Tree Aflame燃情孤木


Tim Pierce and Bel Jones in Wanaka

I’ve been working on a new secret project for you all, and I had to go over to Wanaka to borrow some equipment from Tim, since my stuff is still in a container crossing the ocean! Gordon Laing recommended Tim, so I made an afternoon drive to go visit him. When I walked inside, he and Bel (his girlfriend) were doing all sorts of artistic things. I got a little behind-the-scenes info and wanted to share it with you!

First, Tim is amazing videographer (and director, artist, and so many other things). Check out some of his work at his site Zeros And Ones. Be sure to watch that video there! And…. look at his amazing list of clients.

Second, Bel Jones was a-busy making a new drawing when I went in. I looked for it on her website, but it isn’t there yet… but maybe it will show up in the illustrations area soon 🙂 

Tim Pierce & Bel Jones在瓦纳卡(Wanaka)

为大家打造的秘密计划正在进行中,还得去瓦纳卡找Tim借些装备——我的家当还在飘洋过海中。Gordon Laing向我推荐了Tim,我找了个下午开车去见他。一进门,他和女友Bel 正在创作某种艺术品。我还拍了个小视频,跟大家分享!

首先, Tim是为位出色的摄像师(还身兼导演、艺术家等多重角色)。到他的网站“0与1”去瞅瞅吧。记得去看看视频!再看看他给力的客户名单

其次, Bel Jones正忙于创作新画作。我在她的网站上找了半天,不过新作还尚未登录……也许很快就会出现在插图区吧 🙂

每日一瞥——燃情孤木

跟Tim and Bel畅谈之后,我跟我的实习生Abe 来到了湖边,借着夜晚的光线重新造访了之前选的几处树景。我有了个主意,天色很暗,又蒙上了一层蓝色,如果制造出一种树木起火的效果会是怎样的感觉呢……我告诉Abe具体怎样做,就等我一个信号。

我选用了14-24mm镜头,设好定时器,然后给Abe一个明显的手势。试了几次才拍到满意的效果,然后在覆雪的群山中开车回家。

Daily Photo – Lonely Tree Aflame

After having a great flat white with Tim and Bel, Abe (my intern for the winter/summer) and I went down to the lake. I picked out some trees I wanted to re-visit in the evening light. As I was driving around, I got an idea… it was dark and blue and I thought about what it would look like if the tree was instantly on fire… so I gave Abe some specific instructions and a secret signal.

I set up for the shot with the 14-24mm, prepared the timer, then made the secret signal to Abe. We gave it a few different tries until I felt like we had it right before driving back home over the crown range in the dark.

Lonely Tree Aflame

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Mountains at Lake Wanaka瓦纳卡湖群山


Two Father’s Days

I was excited to hear that New Zealand has its own Father’s Day in September! So, this means I get two of them… Anyway, I was kind of surprised to hear this… why wouldn’t there be one universal Father’s Day? This is confusing to me… how could something like this have come about… 

两个“父亲节”

知道新西兰有他们自己的父亲节(时间是九月),我都乐疯了!也就是说,我可以过两个父亲节——总而言之,本人很兴奋!为什么就不能指定一个全球共庆的节日,而是各自庆祝呢?我很迷惑,为什么会这样?

每日一瞥——瓦纳卡湖群山

差不多也在新西兰安顿下来了,我开始做一些短途的公路旅行。房子的事情还没确定,不过在找房子上花的心思也是越来越多。整个过程很有趣,也有很多不错的选择可以考虑。等全家人安顿下来,可能拍照也会顺利许多!

几天前我们去瓦纳卡湖做了一次迷你公路旅行。开车过去只需两个小时,山色十分狂野。那天风很大,我几乎是使出浑身的劲儿才稳住三脚架,这张是徒步时拍的。

Daily Photo – Mountains at Lake Wanaka

Now that I am getting a bit more settled in New Zealand, I’ve begun to make a few short road trips. We haven’t found a house for sure, but we are getting pretty serious in that hunt! It’s a fun process, and we have many good candidates to choose from. Once the whole family gets settled, it will make everything a bit easier with the photography!

A few days ago, we took a mini-road trip to Lake Wanaka. It’s only about 2 hours away, and the mountains are pretty crazy. This day was extremely windy, so it took all of my manly weight to hold down the tripod when I took a short mini-hike to get this shot…

Mountains at Lake Wanaka

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The Magical Cave魔穴


Many Comments Yesterday – Responses (and an upgrade!)

The comments from yesterday got a little crazy, and I did my best to respond. You’ll also notice a massive-upgrade to the commenting system. What do you think?

Trey’s Variety Hour #39: Body Painting and Photography

Warning: If you are offended by nudes, watch the TWiT pixelated version in the podcast.
Opportunity: if you can effortlessly handle the naked naked, be sure to watch the embedded YouTube below! 🙂

Artists Paul Roustan, Alexa Meade, and Daniel Ibanez join me this week and show us a bunch of their artwork and tell the stories behind them.

*Bonus Notes:

– Awesome time travel movie I recommend: “Primer”. Give it your full attention otherwise you might miss something 🙂
– Barry Glassman, a colorblind photographer, of bgphotos.net is looking to pay someone to help him process photos. Go check him out if you are interested!

Thanks to Leo Laporte, Tony Wang, and Dave Veffer for helping out with the whole production!

Podcast Options – Get it free FIRST via:

 

昨日众多留言——特此回复 (有升级!)

昨天留言都留疯了,我尽量回复。发现留言系统的全面升级了吧,觉得怎么样?

老Trey奇幻秀第39弹:人体彩绘与摄影

警告:如果看不惯裸体,请观看TWiT 处理过的播客版本。

机会:如果你这方面完全不介意,那就观看嵌在下面的YouTube版本吧! 🙂

艺术家Paul Roustan, Alexa Meade, 以及 Daniel Ibanez本周将与我一起展示一系列的艺术品,同时聊聊艺术背后的故事。

*超值奉送:

– 强烈推荐的超赞时光旅行大片:: “Primer”(《命运之门》)。看的时候一定要全神贯注,要不然就会错过某些细节哟!:)

– Barry Glassman,一位患有色盲症的摄影师,他经营一个叫做bgphotos.net的网站 ,目前正在招聘专人为其处理照片。感兴趣就去看看吧!

感谢 Leo Laporte, Tony Wang,以及Dave Veffer 协助制作!

播客选择,免费获得:

每日一瞥——魔穴

维京戈尔达的巴斯(The Baths)到处都是这样小小的洞穴。有一些得爬过沙地或者游泳过去才能到达。下面这个算是比较狭小的一个,但也是最为精彩的一处!照张照片想必不错。头一次是和Justin Troupe 一块儿去的,爽歪歪呀。第二次我便挎了相机!

这里的光线对比太过强烈,我于是用了 7-exp。

Daily Photo – The Magical Cave

The Baths on Virgin Gorda are filled with many tiny little caves here and there. For some, you have to crawl through sand or swim to get there. This one was one of the tightest and one of the most awesome! I thought it would be a great place to take a photo… I first went inside here with Justin Troupe and it was so awesome, I decided to return inside with my camera!

Because the light levels were so extreme in here, I went with a 7-exp shot in this situation.

The Magical Cave

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Swabbing the Decks清理甲板


Closing Presentation, broken down by question…

I had a nice person break down the closing Google+ event with timestamps. I know some people have particular questions or interests within here… You can see them all below the video.

[0:00:00 – 0:10:27]
Slideshow Presentation – quality on recording is CRAPPY – best quality at http://goo.gl/fo4hm.

[0:10:41 – 0:12:07]
Scott Kelby opening remarks; Trey Ratcliff introduction.

[0:12:07 – 0:17:39]
Trey introduces Hangout Panel participants.

[0:19:58 – 0:23:43]
Fast-moving technology, future of computational photography.

[0:23:43 – 0:25:38]
Post-processing images; photograph as a sketch; taking the shot is the beginning of the journey; some photographers’ resistance to post-processing

[0:25:41 – 0:27:20]
Trey’s recommended books… featuring one from +Patrick Rothfuss

[0:27:31 – 0:29:08]
Being alone with the music; enjoying the journey of post-processing; left-brained clever photographers and how to unlock the right brain; music making things cinematic.

[0:29:24 – 0:32:06]
New photography mediums; something beyond HDR; being pigeonholed as “HDR Guy;” Socratic reductionism; new kind of photo between a photo and a video; capturing fleeting moments.

[0:32:10 – 0:32:45]
What would superpower be?

[0:33:37 – 0:36:06]
Travel and family relationships; “strange brain” when alone; balance of art, family, business, friends.

[0:36:13 – 0:37:02]
New Zealand move and reasons.

[0:38:51 – 0:43:30]
Dealing with trolls and naysayers; strong-emotion people, extreme joy and extreme sadness. (Asked by Brian Rose).

[0:43:51 – 0:45:00]
HDR hate/love; photographs that shouldn’t be taken but justified through HDR.

[0:45:18 – 0:47:37]
Trey’s paintings; inspiration for painting; Impressionists; challenging status quo.

[0:47:54 – 0:51:16]
Replicating success; evolution vs. splintering of photography.

[0:51:24 – 0:53:21]
Mirrorless cameras.

[0:53:21 – 0:54:53]
Showing up to a paid gig with a small camera; selling clients on portfolio.

[0:54:55 – 0:55:02]
Clarification on still using D800; transitional hinterland.

[0:55:50 – 0:59:26]
What can we do together as a community going forward? Exciting time in history; best “NOW” ever; Internet like a brain; building out the right brain of the Internet and establish the art and culture of the Internet; Decade of the Artist;

[0:59:26 – 0:59:26]
Closing remarks

闭幕演讲:提问时间轴

一位贴心的朋友在这个Google+闭幕活动中标出几个时间节点。有些朋友有一些具体的问题和关注点,大家尽可以在下面的视频中找到答案。

[0:00:00 – 0:10:27]

幻灯片讲解:录像质量有点差,优质版请见http://goo.gl/fo4hm

[0:10:41 – 0:12:07]

Scott Kelby开场演讲; Trey Ratcliff介绍。

[0:12:07 – 0:17:39]

Trey介绍座谈成员。

[0:19:58 – 0:23:43]

迅速发展的技术,计算摄影学的未来

[0:23:43 – 0:25:38]

图像后期处理,摄影素描;拍照只是旅途的起点;部分摄影师对后期处理的排斥

[0:25:41 – 0:27:20]

Trey推荐书目,包括+Patrick Rothfuss著作一本。

[0:27:31 – 0:29:08]

与音乐独处;享受后期;惯用左脑的聪明摄影家;如何锻炼右脑;音乐使一切变得更像电影。

[0:29:24 – 0:32:06]

全新摄影媒介;HDR之外;被打上“HDR男”标签;苏格拉底式简化论;介于照片与视频间的新摄影;捕捉瞬逝时光。

[0:32:10 – 0:32:45]

超级大国会是什么样儿?

[0:33:37 – 0:36:06]

旅行与家庭;独处时的“怪想法”;艺术、家庭、业务与朋友间的平衡。

[0:36:13 – 0:37:02]

移居新西兰、搬家缘由

[0:38:51 – 0:43:30]

对付小人和唱反调的;大喜大悲者 (Brian Rose提问的)。

[0:43:51 – 0:45:00]

HDR喜恶;适合以HDR调整而非拍摄的照片。

[0:45:18 – 0:47:37]

Trey的画作;从绘画中得来的灵感;印象派;目前的挑战。

[0:47:54 – 0:51:16]

复制成功;革命vs.摄影的分裂。

[0:51:24 – 0:53:21]

无反光镜相机。

[0:53:21 – 0:54:53]

小相机在受雇活动中的作为;通过作品搞营销;相机尺寸搞笑。

[0:54:55 – 0:55:02]

解释为何依然使用D800;过渡地带。

[0:55:50 – 0:59:26]

如何在团体中求发展?历史上的激动时刻;最佳“当下”;脑式互联网;合理构建互联网脑络,创建互联网艺术与文化;艺术家十年。

[0:59:26 – 0:59:26]

结束语

每日一瞥——清理甲板

迪士尼游轮甲板无尽地延伸——到哪里都是!引得摄影师总是得琢磨,下次去哪儿、找什么角度拍呢……

这里就是有跑道那一块儿。在船外绕啊绕。我很喜欢,所以几乎每天往那儿跑。有时会看到这些穿黄色制服的人在清扫甲板,于是第二天跑出去拍了这一张。

Daily Photo – Swabbing the Decks

The Disney Cruise aboard the Fantasy had deck after deck after deck – something was always happening – everywhere! It was pretty stimulating as a photographer to try to figure out where to be at different times.

This is the deck where the running track is. It goes around the outside of the ship, and I like to run so I was out there almost every day. I noticed around a certain time that these guys come out in yellow outfits to swab them down. So I made a point to get out there the next day and set up for this image.

Swabbing the Decks

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Moonlight Clouds – Queenstown at 7:30 AM!月光层云-昆士城 7:30a.m.


Bid on a Rare Print

Thanks again everyone who has been ordering prints! Whether you order from SmugMug or do a custom high-end signed piece on metal, I am appreciative!

I received an email recently from a gentleman who has been unemployed for a long time and is now selling off his possessions so he can pay his mortgage! A sad story… He emailed me, lamenting that he had to sell this print and he was heartbroken. This print is QUITE rare – it is numbered 1/50 in the series. These normally sell from $2,000 to well beyond. In fact, if you buy it, you’ll have the same print as +Mark Zuckerberg – only yours will be more valuable than Mark’s because his is higher in the series.

To bid on his print, visit the eBay link here.

New Zealand from Space

I was on Google+ and I saw Liz Quilty put of This NASA photo of New Zealand (Here it is in ultra hi-rez). Isn’t that cool? There is a satellite there that takes a new image every day. So I ended up bookmarking this site where I can go see the cloud cover, and even import it into Google Earth. Awesome dot com! 

竞拍珍品

感谢各位订购印刷版! 无论是从SmugMug上还是定做高级金属签名版,本人都感激不尽!

最近收到一位先生的邮件,他已经失业很长时间,现在只能靠变卖家当来还房贷。真是不幸……他给我发邮件,说必须卖掉这幅作品,他心都碎了。这幅非常少见——系列编号1/50。通常起价都要$2,000。如果你拥有了它,就拥有了与 Mark Zuckerberg 相同的收藏——而且还比他的值钱,因为 Mark那幅的编号更靠后。

如有意竞拍,请访问此处eBay链接

太空俯瞰新西兰

我在Google+ 看到Liz Quilty放了这张 NASA的新西兰图片(再来张超高清的),牛不?有个卫星每天都会拍摄一张全新的图片。于是我将这个网站 标记下来,这样就可以经常来逛逛,甚至可以把它们放上Google Earth。威武啊!

每日一瞥——月光层云-昆士城 7:30a.m.

南边这些地方一到冬天日出就很晚。拍这张的时候都早上 7:30了,月亮还在昆士城上方闪亮亮呢。在阳台支起三脚架,这就是我们的美景!现在租住的地方叫做 “巢穴”,每天都有美景可以看——白天晚上都是,看到了没看到了没? :)

Daily Photo – Moonlight Clouds – Queenstown at 7:30 AM

The winter in these southern places make the sunrise rather late! I took this about 7:30 AM in the morning while the moon was still out over the sparkling Queenstown. I set up the tripod on my balcony, and this is our amazing view! I’m renting a Bach here called “The Nest” – and it has incredible views all day long… and all night long too, as you can see! 🙂

Moonlight Clouds – Queenstown at 7:30 AM

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What’s in Trey’s Bag背包探秘


Live Show Tonight – Bag Tours!

Join me live tonight for Trey’s Variety Hour where we’ll have on several guests that will give tours of their bags. I’ll be available for Q&A, so if you have questions, please write them below and I’m happy to answer! 🙂

Time: 7 PM CST (Your World Time)
Location: My Google+ Stream or my YouTube Live page (go there and click on “Live”)

What’s in my photo bag (updated)?

Over the past year I’ve been doing something secret: designing the ultimate camera bag (and everything bag!) with Peak Design, and now you can find out all about it and get one on the just released Kickstarter page! Here’s a video where I’m showing stuff…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgpl9zzOdyQ&feature=youtu.be 

今夜现场——背包行!

来参加今晚的“老Trey奇幻秀”吧。会有多位摄影师来展示他们包包里的宝藏哦。本人接受提问,如果你有问题,那就写在下面,我会非常乐意解答!:)

时间: 7 PM CST (你的世界时间)
地址: 我的 Google+ 或者我的YouTube在线 (登陆网站,然后点击链接“Live”)

背包探秘

新视频来啦!我已经决定开辟一个永久专栏叫做“老Trey背包探秘” 。我在视频上添了不同的标签: 必需品相机评论Nikon D800 评论Sony NEX-7 评论还有老Trey的最爱。

Behind the Scenes in the British Virgin Islands英伦维尔京群岛:幕后视频


Behind-the-scenes

Enjoy this brand new video that we just shot down in the islands!

Daily Photo – The Mining Coast

And here is the final shot from the how-to video above!

The Mining Coast Here is the final shot from the how-to video you can see at the link below.- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post (and see the video) at the Stuck in Customs blog.

 

幕后视频

岛上刚拍的热乎乎的新视频!

每日一瞥——海岸

这里奉上以上视频中的指导例图终极版!

http://stuckincustoms.smugmug.com/Portfolio-The-Best/your-favorites/10668747_nxsXfB/1848045796_gvTzjWB/A

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