The River Wild

 

Los Angeles PhotoWalk soon with me and Tom Anderson!

  • Time/Date: Sunday Feb 26th starting at 4:30PM – Arrive early to shake hands! :)
  • Location: We’ll meet in Santa Monica at the base of the pier. You can’t miss the mob-o-photographers!
  • RSVP here on Google Schemer
  • Not yet on Google Schemer and want a free invite?  Just click this invite link: goo.gl/RoxQg

The event is open to all skill levels.  Even bring your mobile phone camera!  And it’s also a family-friendly event, so feel free to bring your kids.  See you soon!

Stuck on Earth Community Hangout

Last week we had a fun Stuck On Earth community hangout where we talked about new features as well as many other tips and tricks for using the app.  We even had Zack, the community manager for Flickr, come join us!

Daily Photo – The River Wild

This is one of the rivers in Argentina that was uncrossable.

I really wanted to get to the other side because I knew there were some angles.  I hiked up and down both sides trying to see if there was some way to make it happen, but it was just impossible.  Oh well!  It was a pretty walk if nothing else…

The River WildThis is one of the rivers in Argentina that was uncrossable.I really wanted to get to the other side because I knew there were some angles.  I hiked up and down both sides trying to see if there was some way to make it happen, but it was just impossible.  Oh well!  It was a pretty walk if nothing else...- Trey RatcliffClick here to read this entire post at the Stuck in Customs blog.

 

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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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New Free App – Photo Voyages of Trey

Get it here!  We released the free version of the Android app.  It’s got all the same features as the paid one, just with 50-100 photos instead of hundreds and hundreds.  Enjoy!

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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Google Hangout

Great Photographer Discoveries

Art is a Switzerland of sorts… a neutral ground where many vectors of interest can come together. And so it was that Sergey Brin (founder of Google, in case his name rings a bell) , Thomas Hawk, Gordon Laing, Karen Hutton, Kelli Seeger Kim, and Chee Chew all came together to talk about the joy of photography and share a few discoveries we have made.

Want to see everyone with their links?  Visit my Google+ thread here.

Daily Photo – The Secret Crystal Lake

This is the photo I discussed in the video above when we got around to the bit where we shared our own photos.

This remote lake was so icy cold.  You would think it’s about 33 degrees or something, right?  It felt like absolute zero.  I dropped a little piece of my tripod in here and my hand almost froze off trying to retrieve it.

In the distance you can see where the glacier comes into contact with the glassy lake; it gives a sense of the epic scale here.

The Secret Crystal LakeThis remote lake was so icy cold.  You would think it's about 33 degrees or something, right?  It felt like absolute zero.  I dropped a little piece of my tripod in here and my hand almost froze off trying to retrieve it.In the distance you can see where the glacier comes into contact with the glassy lake; it gives a sense of the epic scale here.- 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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