Swimming Through the Grotto游过岩穴

Quick Interview

Here’s an interview I did for the new Art of Photography course that starts soon. I was interviewed by Darlene Hildebrandt and we talk about everything from creativity to Hans Zimmer to the new course!


简短采访

这是我为即将开设的摄影艺术课程所做的一次简短采访。采访者是Darlene Hildebrandt,谈论的话题十分多彩。我们聊到创新,聊到Hans Zimmer,当然还聊到我们的新课程!

 

每日一瞥——游过岩穴

瓦胡岛上的Aulani酒店 (一家迪士尼酒店) 实在是不同凡响!我只在晚上见过,所以想象不出它白天的样子。不过这种设计的夜景美丽肯定毋庸置疑!

一条慵懒的河流蜿蜒流过。我很喜欢那条河,不过每一个拐弯处都有个救生员盯着就不爽了,就不能让人家有点隐私?不过四周到处都是小孩,也没那个必要了……

Daily Photo – Swimming Through the Grotto

The swimming pool at the Aulani (a Disney hotel) on Oahu is pretty incredible. I only saw the place at night, so I’m not sure how it looks during the day. But it looks like it was designed just so that it would look awesome at night!

It’s attached to one of those lazy rivers that bends around this way and that. I do like lazy rivers, but I don’t like all the Disney lifeguards watching me on every bend. What if I want a little lazy-river privacy? Well, I guess there’s no need for that with kids about and such.

Swimming Through the Grotto

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The Downtown Lights From Afar远眺都市夜灯火


The Dark Knight Rises Soundtrack from Hans Zimmer!

I was excited when I saw The Dark Knight Rises Soundtrack (iTunes link) was available for pre-order on iTunes. Not much longer now! I’ve got a few special photos set aside to edit while I listen… it will be a great evening!

I was in his studio when he was recording part of it. You would not have believed the electronics and machinery that filled his studio to produce the sounds. It looked like he had filled every space with ENIACs and Big Iron sound-mixing machines to create tones that had never before been produced. Here is an article about one of my trips to his studio before the dark knight rose to take over his “little boudoir” as he calls it. 🙂

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“黑暗骑士崛起”OST: Hans Zimmer大神操刀!

看到 黑暗骑士崛起原声大碟 (iTunes 链接) 已在iTunes开始接受预订,我开心得不得了.不会等太久啦!我弄了几张特别的照片放在一边,到时可以边修片边听,开心开心!

我去他工作室时他正在进行录音,里面的各种制造音效的电子设备呀机器呀你根本想不到.仿佛他把整个空间都填满了一代计算机和Big Iron 混音器,共同创造出那些从未有过的声音. 来篇博文,讲的是Zimmer大神工作室一游,那还是黑暗骑士崛起前,他的”闺房”(他自个儿取的)还未被侵占:)

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每日一瞥 – 远眺都市夜灯火

Tom 和我驱车上了一座休眠火山的山顶,俯瞰威基基夜景.湿漉漉地下了一天雨—刚到的时候还没停.这会儿,我的D3X 已出现严重故障! 只有 Live View能用,只能用这个来拍照,不是很理想…..

Daily Photo – The Downtown Lights From Afar

Tom and I drove up to the top of a dormant volcano to look down on Waikiki late one night. It was a rather long day of being out in the rain and muck — and it was still raining when we arrived here. By this time, my D3X was in serious malfunction mode! I could only get Live View to work, and I had to use that to take photos…. not exactly ideal conditions!

The Downtown Lights From Afar

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Daily Photo – Boat on Oahu Beach

You can drive along the beach for hours and hours in Oahu but miss what is actually there. Often times, there is a row of trees or houses that block the actual beach, but it’s hard to know what is just on the other side!

Luckily, Tom and I walked through some of the fauna and found this scene. It was all set up so perfect — and there I was with my camera (which isn’t THAT much of a surprise).

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每日一瞥——瓦胡帆影

瓦胡岛上,有时你沿着海滩连开几个钟头,却还是会错过美景。一排树,或是几幢房子,都可能遮挡住海滩,让人难以看到另一侧的风景……

幸好Tom和我步行找到了这里。一切都恰到好处,幸好我和相机也在这里(这也没什么新鲜的是吧)。

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Rain in the highland cliffs高原细雨


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Daily Photo – Rain in the highland cliffs

The rain in Hawaii never seemed to stop!

But, the good news was that it kept everything green and glowing with a golden hue in the daytime. There is that kind of “wetness” of a place that is hard to describe. I hope I caught it okay here…

Tom and I walked around this farm for a while before we were approached by people working there. They wanted to figure out what the heck we were doing, but once they saw we were just innocent photographers, they let us go ahead and take photos. That was nice… once people figure out that photographers are mostly harmless, they let us have free reign! 🙂

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每日一瞥——高原细雨

夏威夷总是雨不停!

这样的好处是,一切总是绿油油的,白天还闪着金色。还有一种难以名状的“湿润感”,不知我捕捉到没有……

Tom和我一直在这个农场四处转,紧接着就碰见了在此工作的人们。他们想知道我们跑这里来打什么主意,一看到只是两个单纯的摄影师,就没人再管我们了。这样还挺不错,人们一旦发现摄影师“无毒无害”,我们便畅通无阻! 🙂

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The Forever Coast永恒海岸


Trey’s Variety Hour #40: The Art of Alexia Sinclair

We show her cool iPad app http://alexiasinclair.com/homage and she shows off a ton of her work and tells stories about them.

Link to Vimeo video featured on show: http://vimeo.com/18830702

 

“老Trey奇幻秀”第40弹:Alexia Sinclair的艺术

我们展示了她超赞的iPad应用http://alexiasinclair.com/homage ,她还小秀了一下自己的新作品和背后的故事。

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每日一瞥——永恒海岸

地图上的瓦胡岛看起来真小,可是真正走起来,才觉得海岸线似乎无穷无尽!我们沿逆时针方向绕岛行驶,时不时下车看看。

为了来这个地方,Tom和我还得跨到栏杆外,来到一处悬崖。这里有点高,所以我不敢靠得太前。但是视野变高了,在可以俯视拍摄海岸的同时,又无须将地平线收入图像。

Daily Photo – The Forever Coast

Oahu looks like such a small island on the map, but the coast seems to go on for ever and ever! We drove around the island in a counter-clockwise manner and popped out of the car from time to time.

To get to this spot in particular, Tom and I had to jump over the guard rail and run out onto a little cliff. It was quite high up, so I didn’t get too close to the edge… but the high perspective helped me to aim down along the coast without needing to show the horizon.

The Forever Coast

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Waterfalls in the Jungle Highlands高原丛林瀑布


Teri Lou and 100 Cameras in 1

Teri Lou has started using 100 Cameras in 1 (iPad Link and iPhone link); and she posted a nice review of it on her site. She does amazing things with iPhones and iPads; I plan on getting her on an upcoming show to talk about it! 

Teri Lou & 100 Cameras in 1

Teri Lou 也在用100 Cameras in 1 (iPad链接 & iPhone链接); 她更新了一篇不错的评论,就放在她的 网站上。她用 iPhones和 iPads做了很多神奇的事,我计划下次节目把她请来聊一聊!

每日一瞥——高原丛林瀑布

这里是瓦胡岛的一处美景。雨水刚过,无数的瀑布从高地倾泻而下。我去的时候正赶上罕见的风暴,所以瀑布的水量充盈,冲劲十足。拍摄环境非常有挑战,我做了个视频,近期上传,让大家看看照片是如何拍出来的。 :)

Daily Photo – Waterfalls in the Jungle Highlands

Here is an amazing place on Oahu. Right after the rain, a thousand little waterfalls tumble down from the highlands. When I was here, there were record-level storms, which kept the waterfalls full and robust. The shooting conditions were really tough! I have a video of what it was like to get this shot coming up at some point in the near future! 🙂

Waterfalls in the Jungle Highlands

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Waikiki at Night威基基(Waikiki)夜景


Space Cadets

Dallas Nagata White took this photo of Tom and me right after the photowalk.  She has a cool method for doing this…  I put it below so you can read more.

Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II…Yes, I shot these two with a Canon…I’m a rebel (but not a Rebel) like that. 😉
Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture: f/4
Focal Length: 24 mm (It was using the EF 24mm f1.4L II, if anyone is curious…I personally love the flare it gives)
ISO Speed: 200

Two Canon Speedlites with Pocketwizard Plus II triggers…a 580EX is being held by my friend hiding in the shadows behind them, pointed into the lens, and my husband was holding a 580EXII (with a small softbox) is above me and to my left for fill. They are standing at the end of a concrete pier/jetty with their backs to the ocean, and I’m crouching in front of them. Those aren’t stars – they’re rain drops! 🙂 Although I definitely love the idea of them as stars…that’s inspiring, and a concept I’ll have to play with later.

I also posted on more shot that doesn’t have the lens flare, just rim lighting, when I shifted and the flash was hidden from the lens.

Daily Photo – Waikiki at Night

And during the photowalk, there were many great chances to take photos of the city.  It was exciting for me — it was my first time to see the city at night.   All the Oahu people were kind of used to it, I assume…  But it was also exciting to have them all around.

When I set up for these shots during the photowalks, it’s always extra-strange.  Because I’m really trying to get a good shot, but I also know that a ton of people are watching me right there.  And then I talk through my shot while I’m taking it.  And, of course, I NEED to get a good shot… there are so many vectors of attention that it can be a little distracting… but I do my best!

Waikiki at NightAnd during the photowalk, there were many great chances to take photos of the city.  It was exciting for me — it was my first time to see the city at night.   All the Oahu people were kind of used to it, I assume…  But it was also exciting to have them all around.When I set up for these shots during the photowalks, it’s always extra-strange.  Because I’m really trying to get a good shot, but I also know that a ton of people are watching me right there.  And then I talk through my shot while I’m taking it.  And, of course, I NEED to get a good shot… there are so many vectors of attention that it can be a little distracting… but I do my best!- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.

 

神游人士

Dallas Nagata White在摄影行结束后为Tom和我拍了这张。她拍照有些很棒的技巧,我记在下边,方便大家了解。

机型:Canon EOS 5D Mark II…没错,我使用佳能照的这两张,我就不走寻常路,呢么地吧 😉
曝光:0.006秒 (1/160)
光圈: f/4
焦距: 24 mm (有人有兴趣的话,我顺便说一句,当时用的是EF 24mm f1.4L II,个人很喜欢它所营造的闪耀效果)
ISO 速度: 200

两部佳能闪光灯发射器,加上Pocketwizard Plus II,我的朋友就躲在他们身后的阴暗之中,架着一台580EX直对我的镜头。我丈夫架 着一台580EXII (配有小型柔光箱)在我头顶和左侧辅助。他们站在水泥码头/堤坝的尽头,背对大海,我蹲在他们前面。那些亮点不是星星——是雨滴! :)虽然把它们看做星星想法很好……这想法给了我很多启发,以后试试看咯。

我还另发了一张没有使用镜头光晕的图片,只是边缘照明。我一移位,闪光就隐去了。

每日一瞥——威基基(Waikiki)夜景

摄影行期间,有很多在城市取景的良机。这让我很兴奋——这是我第一次欣赏这个城市的夜景。貌似瓦胡岛的居民对此已习以为常……不过四周都是人也挺有意思……

在为拍摄做准备时,总感觉特别奇怪。我特别想要拍好,不过旁边总有人直勾勾地盯着看,我就得边拍照边说话。我还特别想把照片拍好,可是周围总有东东分散注意力……唉,尽力而为吧……

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Japanese in the Hawaii日本人在夏威夷


Japanese People with Cameras

I like to watch tourists take photos.  One thing I notice is that, on average, Japanese people taking photos are happier than Americans taking photos.

Why is this?  One guess is that Japanese people design the cameras, so they are easier for people to understand over there!  Americans are often hopelessly confused by Japanese cameras, so some of their unhappiness comes from that scowl that says, “I’m not sure how this camera works.”

Daily Photo – Japanese in the Hawaii

And, continuing the theme of Japanese people, here is a couple in Hawaii.  I like how they are wearing matching outfits (her dress matches his shirt if you look closely).  I had a version of this photo with and without the people in it… and I quite like the one with them in there!

Japanese in the Hawaii And, continuing the theme of Japanese people, here is a couple in Hawaii.  I like how they are wearing matching outfits (her dress matches his shirt if you look closely).  I had a version of this photo with and without the people in it… and I quite like the one with them in there!- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.


日本人与相机

我喜欢观察游客拍照。同时也注意到,平均来讲,日本人拍照比美国人显得更开心。

为什么?其中一个原因可能是日本人长于相机制造,所以对其理解也就更为轻松而深刻!而老美遇到日本相机总是很抓狂,弄不明白怎么用。所以美国人的郁闷部分源于那句“这相机我不会使!”

每日一瞥——日本人在夏威夷

接着说日本人。我特喜欢看他们穿情侣装 (如果你仔细看,会发现她的裙子和他的衬衫很搭)。这张我拍了两个版本——一个有人,一个没有。有人的那张我特别喜欢!

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Waikiki after Sunset怀基基(Waikiki):日落之后


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Daily Photo – Waikiki after Sunset

Right after the PhotoWalk in Oahu started, I went over to take this photo.  As usual, I talked through it while people were crowded around.  But, at first, people didn’t ask many questions.  That’s okay… maybe the situation was weird… but later in the walk, people opened up and started to ask more questions.  I think people there were just very nice and didn’t want to seem too pushy or anything.  I do appreciate that, but people can always feel free to ask me anything. 🙂

Waikiki after SunsetRight after the PhotoWalk in Oahu started, I went over to take this photo.  As usual, I talked through it while people were crowded around.  But, at first, people didn't ask many questions.  That's okay... maybe the situation was weird... but later in the walk, people opened up and started to ask more questions.  I think people there were just very nice and didn't want to seem too pushy or anything.  I do appreciate that, but people can always feel free to ask me anything. :)- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.

 

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每日一瞥——怀基基(Waikiki):日落之后

瓦胡岛摄影行开始后不久,我便跑去拍了这张。跟往常一样,得说服聚集的人给腾个地方。不过一开始人们也不会问太多问题,没关系…好吧,也许有点诡异。不过越往后,人们越是放得开,问题也就来了。那里的人很好,不想一个劲儿的刨根问底。我很欣赏这一点,不过大家也但问无妨:)

Waikiki after SunsetRight after the PhotoWalk in Oahu started, I went over to take this photo.  As usual, I talked through it while people were crowded around.  But, at first, people didn't ask many questions.  That's okay... maybe the situation was weird... but later in the walk, people opened up and started to ask more questions.  I think people there were just very nice and didn't want to seem too pushy or anything.  I do appreciate that, but people can always feel free to ask me anything. :)- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.

Palm Trees at Night棕榈之夜


Tom hates Palm Trees

While I was in Hawaii with Tom, he wondered why I occasionally liked to include Palm Trees in my photos.  He thought they were obvious and touristy.  I tried to explain to him that they are not!  Most people in the world (99%) like a good palm tree… myself included!

Daily Photo – Palm Trees at Night

One night in Oahu we were doing some photography along a beach.  Off in the distance we saw some palm trees that were lit from the bottom.  It was about a quarter mile from anything else, so that was sort of strange.  But I thought it was so interesting to see them lit from the bottom with small green pools of light underneath that I decided to walk over there and see what was going on.  After I got over there, there were endless compositions of these various trees.  I grabbed about five different angles and then took a midnight-nature break of my own…

Palm Trees at NightOne night in Oahu we were doing some photography along a beach.  Off in the distance we saw some palm trees that were lit from the bottom.  It was about a quarter mile from anything else, so that was sort of strange.  But I thought it was so interesting to see them lit from the bottom with small green pools of light underneath that I decided to walk over there and see what was going on.  After I got over there, there were endless compositions of these various trees.  I grabbed about five different angles and then took a midnight-nature break of my own...-Trey RatcliffCheck out the full post at the Stuck in Customs blog.

 

Tom讨厌棕榈树

跟Tom在夏威夷的时候,他纳闷儿为什么有时我会把棕榈树圈进照片。他说这东西太常见,是给游人看的东西。我试着向他解释不是这么回事儿,一百个人里有99个都喜欢漂亮的棕榈树——我也是其中一个!

每日一瞥——棕榈之夜

瓦胡岛某夜,我们在海滩拍照,看到远处有些棕榈树浑身发亮,孤零零地待在四分之一英里之外——这个有点奇怪。但我觉得挺有意思,它们底部打着亮光,形成绿色的亮滩。于是我走过去一探究竟。过去了以后才发现,不同的树形成各种丰富的搭配组合。我选了五六个不同的角度,终于有了突破。

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