The Old Pub in The Rocks, Sydney

Which Pub is this below?

I don’t really mean for this to be a photo mystery… but it kind of is, because I forgot the name of the place! I know there are lots of heavy-drinkin’ Aussies that visit the site here, so I figure one of you will and can comment in a passing moment of sobriety.

Daily Photo – The Old Pub in The Rocks, Sydney

What a cool place! I was in Sydney on a secret mission with a friend (to be revealed later), and it was important that we visit as many pubs as possible in the oldest part of Sydney. I think this was one of our favorites.

Inside, there was a warm, old feeling that only comes from old buildings. This feeling is always missing from new buildings that are made to look old. Maybe it’s just in my head, or maybe something else is going on beyond my ken.

The Old Pub in The Rocks, Sydney

The Old Pub in The Rocks, Sydney

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • Camera
  • Camera Make
  • Exposure Time
  • Aperturef/8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length14mm (14mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
  • Exposure Bias

View Comments

Deep inside the Queen Victoria Building

Paris PhotoWalk

There is a Paris PhotoWalk coming soon – everyone is invited! As usual, all of my photowalks are free, and everyone is welcome to attend – this will be a fun one! :)

New Event Added to the Paris Workshop!

For the upcoming Paris Workshop, we added a bonus event. You can join me at this spot below — the remarkable Jules Vernesque Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle! It’s really so amazing inside if you’ve never been. These are very challenging shooting conditions, and we can try a few fun things together!

A Night at the MuseumThis is one of the final photos I was able to squeeze off before the security guards nabbed me. Arg! I wanted to get so many more… but you know, you know… it’s the same old story.Anyway, if you ever visit Paris, you absolutely need to make it over here to the museum of natural history. It’s known to the locals, but not to visitors. All the other sites in Paris are great, of course… but if you have a penchant for science and a love of crazy interior design, this is the place for you!- Trey RatcliffRead the entire post over at the Stuck in Customs blog.

Daily Photo – Deep inside the Queen Victoria Building

This is an amazing place to explore in Sydney! There are great photo-ops around every corner. The Romanesque architecture is whimsical and full of color. And even better, no one bothered me about my tripod!

Here’s a cool little factoid about this place. Inside, there is a secret letter from Queen Elizabeth II that is to be opened and read by the Lord Mayor of Sydney in 2085. I have just checked my schedule, and currently that is the only thing I have planned for 2085.

Queen Victoria Building Sydney

Deep inside the Queen Victoria Building

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • Camera
  • Camera Make
  • Exposure Time
  • Aperturef/8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length14mm (14mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
  • Exposure Bias

View Comments

Exploring The Strand

Nikon D800 Review

I’m in the middle of updating my Nikon D800 Review — be sure to check it out – I will be adding to it over the weekend too!

New EBooks on Flatbooks.com

Be sure to pop over to Flatbooks.com and see some of the new eBooks that are offered over thataway. I’m sure you’ll find a few things you like.

Daily Photo – Exploring The Strand

I was able to spend a short amount of tine in Sydney, and I heard this was a place I really needed to visit. After I walked in, I understood why! It’s a very old building, and there were many natural compositions that presented themselves. It seems a little easy to make it symmetrical, but it’s okay to take the easy way out from time to time! :)

The Strand Sydney

Exploring The Strand

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • Camera
  • Camera Make
  • Exposure Time
  • Aperturef/2.8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length15mm (15mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
  • Exposure Bias

View Comments

The Dubbo Drive In

Why in Dubbo?

I am sure you were wondering why I was in Dubbo. But, I can replace that wonder with a more intense wonder: why did Neal Stephenson take this photo of me during a Breaking and Entering operation to get into the abandoned drive-in theater? I will answer this very good question at a later time. HDR Photo

Daily Photo – The Dubbo Drive In

The night before was stormy and wet and all around rather unDubbo. I had read stories from Mark Twain about people needing to use a shovel on their carpet to get dirt out of their homes in Dubbo. But I didn’t see any of that. On the morning we flew back to Sydney, I saw this abandoned drive-in-theater. The venue was all locked up, and there was a big sign that warned of a guard dog. I discounted the sign because it looked older than the average age of a guard dog.

So then I figured out the best way to wedge my body between the gates while staying below the barbed wire. After being my willing accomplice and handing me the tripod, Neal snapped that photo above.

Dubbo Movie Theater

The Dubbo Drive In

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • Camera
  • Camera Make
  • Exposure Time
  • Aperturef/4
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length14mm (14mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
  • Exposure Bias

View Comments

Downtown Sydney

SmugMug Coupon for Signing Up

Many of you know that I use SmugMug (see my SmugMug Review) for managing my online portfolio and selling prints. They have new packages available there, and the code “STUCKINCUSTOMS” will save you $60 on the Business Pro package (that is what I have).

After you sign up, there are many different ways to customize the layout. This below is my current layout on there, although we are working on a new one… I don’t know when it will be ready for release, but soon I hope!

Daily Photo – Downtown Sydney

I didn’t get to spend as much time in Sydney as I would have liked, but I do look forward to a return trip!

It turns out that one of the better angles of Sydney requires a long drive across a bridge and then a series of confusing roads to find this little spot. I’ve forgotten the name (maybe one of you smart Aussies can help me)!

While I was here, it was super-windy. Maybe that is normal in this spot. I’m not sure. It was so windy that my camera/tripod blew over! But the D800 took it like a man… no problems… not even a scratch!

downtown sydney australia

Downtown Sydney

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • Camera
  • Camera Make
  • Exposure Time
  • Aperturef/5.6
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length70mm (70mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
  • Exposure Bias

View Comments
Welcome to STUCK IN CUSTOMS Welcome to my travel photography blog!
Enjoy the daily photos, tips, tutorials & more!
Newsletter Sign Up
The Most Beautiful Newsletter Ever!


x