In The Sun

Working on some new videos

I’ve been working hard on a bunch of new videos to share soon. The editing is the part that takes the most time! I have a plan (half-baked) to get an assistant here to help me edit together these videos so that I might better be able to share more stuff with you… little behind-the-scenes… more screen-casting, and this sort of thing. I edit so many photos per week… I’d like to capture more of it to share. I’ll get on this…

Daily Photo – In The Sun

I was working on some photos from Argentina (one from yesterday you might have noticed, and this was in the batch. Most of my Argentina shots were of rugged landscapes… so I thought maybe you might something a little less rugged here… :)

Girl in the sun

In The Sun

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The Cool Fresh Water

In the Store

Some of you may have noticed that we dropped a few new camera straps into the store! I just got done shooting with them here in NZ for the past several weeks and I can vouch for them! One of them in particular (the higher-end one) is actually super-cool because you can have the strap over your shoulder and it slides OR attach to your tripod without needing it to be unattached! So, the sliding attachments are where the regular strap normally goes, which opens up the bottom for your tripod bracket.

Store Feedback

The store is almost out of beta, and it’s been interesting to watch how everything is working. It’s a totally new system. Our previous system kinda sucked — sorry about that. I felt like it used to be quite sloppy and the UI was a mess. The cart was confusing and so was checkout. But now everything feels quite smooth! And we are seeing lots of people put a lot of different things into the basket. For example, sometimes people buy a some Lightroom Presets AND the Photomatix Presets. Anyway, if you have any feedback, please let me know – I’m curious! :)

Daily Photo – The Cool Fresh Water

This is maybe some of the freshest water I’ve ever had! It was so icy cold, it was like a blast of frigid freshness into my mouth… I got in the habit of not filling up my water bottle until I visited this glacial lake… I was here for about three days… just relaxing, taking photos, and camping… it was very nice!

The Cool Fresh Water

The Cool Fresh Water

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Old Car in Argentina

Podcast Update!

Our show this coming Monday night will have Daniel Suarez (author of Daemon), Leo Laporte, Gordon Laing, and maybe Kevin Kelly will join us too.  We’re talking about “Wearable Cameras of the Distant Future.”

I hope you enjoy the show!  Don’t forget to tell your friends :)

And thanks very much… every time you download, we go up in the rankings.  Here’s a screenshot of the visual arts category — so thanks again!

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Daily Photo – Old Car in Argentina

On one of the final nights in Argentina, I went out to an older area near the town which had recently been flooded.  There were many abandoned cars, homes, and other lost things falling apart here and there.  It made for a fun series of short hiked from one little abandoned thing to the next.

Old Car in ArgentinaOn one of the final nights in Argentina, I went out to an older area near the town which had recently been flooded.  There were many abandoned cars, homes, and other lost things falling apart here and there.  It made for a fun series of short hiked from one little abandoned thing to the next.- Trey RatcliffRead more here at the Stuck in Customs blog.

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Cerro Torre

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Daily Photo – The Deep Blue Morning at Cerro Torre

I’d love to return to this place, but I’m afraid the weather would not be as clear and perfect.  Many locals told me there is a 90% chance that these mighty peaks would be covered with clouds, so I felt very lucky to have everything so perfect.  Surely, a return here would not be nearly as good…  but maybe… just maybe… a return would have clouds, but in an awesome dramatic way.

You probably also know I’m not a fan of plain blue skies.  But way up in the mountains, sometimes the sky on the opposite side of the sun is a deep atmospheric blue.  I see it from planes a lot when dawn breaks.  Maybe you have seen that color of blue too… and here it is again.

The Deep Blue Morning at Cerro Torre I’d love to return to this place, but I’m afraid the weather would not be as clear and perfect.  Many locals told me there is a 90% chance that these mighty peaks would be covered with clouds, so I felt very lucky to have everything so perfect.  Surely, a return here would not be nearly as good…  but maybe… just maybe… a return would have clouds, but in an awesome dramatic way.You probably also know I’m not a fan of plain blue skies.  But way up in the mountains, sometimes the sky on the opposite side of the sun is a deep atmospheric blue.  I see it from planes a lot when dawn breaks.  Maybe you have seen that color of blue too… and here it is again.- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.

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Live Show Tonight

Trey’s Variety Hour #20 – Google+ Photographer Discoveries!

  • Our Regular Weekly Time:  Monday (Tonight!) at 7 PM PT - Your World Time
  • Location to Watch:  Live.TWIT.tv (There is Live Chat there too)

#20 will be a fun one! We have great guests, all of whom will be sharing some great photographer discoveries we’ve made on Google+. There’s so many inspiring photographers on here, and we’re just getting started.

Joining me are +Thomas Hawk +Chee Chew from Google, +Gordon Laing from Cameralabs.com, +Karen Hutton and +Kelli Seeger Kim from Life Through the Lens. And, here’s just a few of the G+ Photographer Discoveries we’ll be sharing: +midori chan +Jaime Ibarra +Hengki Koentjoro +Todd Sisson +Klaus-Peter Kubik +Stefan Haworth +Klaudia J +Philippe Sainte-Laudy +Alan Shapiro+Laura Ferreira +Joe McNally +Mike Shaw +Lotus Carroll +Ivan Makarov +Vivienne Gucwa +Kerry Murphy +Mikko Lagerstedt +Ulf Bjolin

Thanks again for production help to +Dave Veffer +Tony Wang and +Lisa Kentzell

Daily Photo – Mountain and Meadow

While in Argentina, the mountain of Fitz Roy acted as the center of most of my hiking.  It was always there in the distance, towering above all else.  Even when it was enshrouded in clouds, I could still feel its heaviness beyond.

I think about 90% of my shots are landscape-orientation.  I only end up with about 10% in this portrait-orientation.  I don’t know why this is…  I can’t figure out if I am just a creature of habit or if that is the way I am wired.  But, if you ever do see one in portrait orientation like this, you can probably just assume that it required a little extra thought.

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