Icy Tones in Yosemite

Wow! Half-a-Million Pinterest Followers!

Thanks everyone for the follows over on Pinterest! Here is one of my favorites Inspirational Boards that you may enjoy… Who are some of your favorite people to follow? When you look at my boards, you can see who I follow and re-pin the most… seems to be a lot of people from France that I follow I think!

Old-Timey Photographers

I always think about those old-timey guys and how they used to have to carry around those giant cameras and go through all the trouble. I wonder if anyone will ever think of me like this… lugging around my big Nikon and a giant computer to process the photos… yes, I suppose they will. Or, hopefully my future self will think that about my past self.

Daily Photo – Icy Tones in Yosemite

We had a great time at the event at Yosemite. I don’t do many of those, you know – those extended trips with big groups of people – but it was a lot of fun!

I think I was out in this area with Karen Hutton, Thomas Hawk, and Robert Scoble. It was a wonderful scene of lines and strange colors…

Icy Tones in Yosemite

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Yosemite in Late Afternoon

Diablo III anyone?

What’s your Battletag? I thought it might be a fun way for you guys to play with other community members… put yours below, and then go add others! People around here are generally pretty cool… And yes, I’ve been enjoying the game a lot! I don’t get a lot of time to play…. but I do really dig it!

Daily Photo – Yosemite in Late Afternoon

I spent about a week in Yosemite, and every day had slightly different light. I was quite sad there was no snow the entire time, but I am excited to go back and see it!

Even though there was no snow, I was quite cold. I tried out a new set of gloves which were quite crappy. I think the only kind of situation I like when it is cold is those mittens that flip up so I can use my fingers. I had the perfect mittens, but then I lost one of them, so now I only have one mitten, and this is a sad thing.

Yosemite in Late Afternoon

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Sunset over Forest in Yosemite

Toad Hall in the British Virgin Islands

I know some of you that watched the live hangout already knew I stayed here a few weeks ago – I finally put together a whole video so you can see more of it. My friend Justin Troupe told me about this place and is friends with the owner, so I wanted to make this little video so more people find out about it! If you want to see more photos of this place, I dumped a ton on this Toad Hall Page here on the site.

You can also see Toad Hall’s website and Facebook page if you’d like to learn even more.

What do you say to Journalism students?

A few weeks ago I went to go give a talk to a Journalism class at UT.  Robert Quigley invited me over.  I gave a bunch of ideas and advice… I’m not sure how readily it was absorbed… but then I got to thinking, what DO you tell journalism students nowadays?  What kind of advice would you give them?  What would Thomas Edison say if he was going to give a talk at the local university to a group of students studying candle-making?

Daily Photo – Sunset over Forest in Yosemite

I had the best sunsets on one of my first evenings in Yosemite.  I drove down a long road from the Tenaya Lodge to Tunnel View alone.  The road is about a 45-minute twisty set of curves that is perfect for scenery and listening to audiobooks.  Every few minutes , the sun would pop out from the forest cover, and I would hunt and peck for a place to pull over to get a clean shot.

Sunset over Forest in YosemiteI had the best sunsets on one of my first evenings in Yosemite.  I drove down a long road from the Tenaya Lodge to Tunnel View alone.  The road is about a 45-minute twisty set of curves that is perfect for scenery and listening to audiobooks.  Every few minutes , the sun would pop out from the forest cover, and I would hunt and peck for a place to pull over to get a clean shot.- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the entire post at the Stuck in Customs blog.

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Old Forest in Yosemite

Robert Scoble Video from Yosemite

Scoble was there with us for the photowalk… and he grabbed some video that maybe you have not seen yet…. here you go!

Daily Photo - Old Forest in Yosemite

This was a fun trip!

When I was walking through this forest, we had a photowalk-of-sorts going on with a ton of people going here and there.  It was sort of Ewok-like with all the activity.  We’d all have to ask one another to hide behind trees and duck out of the way, since we were all criss-crossing our shots this way and that.  Often times, the shot I really wanted to get required me to clamber up and over big fallen trees.  There’s not really a graceful way to do this.  No matter how many times I do it, I continually look like I’m just barely keeping it together…

Old Forest in YosemiteWhen I was walking through this forest, we had a photowalk-of-sorts going on with a ton of people going here and there.  It was sort of Ewok-like with all the activity.  We’d all have to ask one another to hide behind trees and duck out of the way, since we were all criss-crossing our shots this way and that.  Often times, the shot I really wanted to get required me to clamber up and over big fallen trees.  There’s not really a graceful way to do this.  No matter how many times I do it, I continually look like I’m just barely keeping it together…- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this entry at the Stuck in Customs blog.

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Oak on Winter Sunrise

 

Google+ PhotoWalk – Over 500 people! – Austin during SXSW Tomorrow!

See you soon – bring the whole family!  Any kind of camera will do…

Upcoming Disney Cruise

I’ve got an awesome cruise coming up for the maiden voyage of the Disney Fantasy.  It’s gonna be great… I’ve never been on a Disney cruise before, so it will be interesting.  This boat is supposed to be 40% bigger than the other Disney boats, so I look forward to some good photo-ops!  BTW, lest people be confused when I mention things like this, I paid for the cruise for me and my family and everything… not even any discounts or anything! :)  This is just a gentle reminder that I only talk about (and take photos of) things that are interesting to me, whether or not they are given to me for free or whether I pay for them myself.

Daily Photo – Oak on Winter Sunrise

I hiked through a frost-covered meadow in the morning to get up under this tree.  And it was one of those meadows with very long grasses that formed little frosty mounds.  They give way with each step with the sound of a tiny crunch and spring back up after you pass.  But the moisture is so light and cool, it is not even noticed until you look down and see your shoes have a slick coating of their own.

I then got up underneath this old oak tree with my wide-angle lens, aiming it in the direction of the rising sun.  Because I was so deep in the valley, the sun did not crest for another three hours, but the light dithered in different ways the whole time.

Oak on Winter SunriseI hiked through a frost-covered meadow in the morning to get up under this tree.  And it was one of those meadows with very long grasses that formed little frosty mounds.  They gave way with each step with the sound of a tiny crunch that spring back up after you pass.  But the moisture is so light and cool, it is not even noticed until you look down and see your shoes have a slick coating of their own.I then got up underneath this old oak tree with my wide-angle lens, aiming it in the direction of the rising sun.  Because I was so deep in the valley, the sun did not crest for another three hours, but the light dithered in different ways the whole time.- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post, including some SXSW info, at the Stuck in Customs blog.

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