The Rock Cleaved

End of April!

Where does all the time go? How can time feel so fast and so slow at the same time… it’s a wonderful duality that makes me happy and confused to think about…

Daily Photo – The Rock Cleaved

I need more waterfalls in my life! This is what I am thinking whenever I just finish taking photos of waterfalls. As I was walking away from this one in Iceland, where I spent most of the day, I was thinking about the next waterfall. Then the next one. Then the next one. I think it’s cool how something can be so violent and beautiful at the same time.

The Rock CleavedI need more waterfalls in my life! This is what I am thinking whenever I just finish taking photos of waterfalls. As I was walking away from this one in Iceland, where I spent most of the day, I was thinking about the next waterfall. Then the next one. Then the next one. I think it’s cool how something can be so violent and beautiful at the same time.- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.

Farm Between Fjords

Ron Garan Nasa Space-Photography Hangout!

Ron Garan (NASA Astronaught) joins me, Gordon Laing, Jim Goldstein, Brad Goldpaint, Ben Canales, Randy Halverson and Darryl Van Gaal all hang out. We talk about all kinds of cool space stuff with Ron and his photography in space, astro-photography and time lapse photography.

Memory Edits

Do you all notice that your memory tends to edit out the boring and bad bits of trips and vacations?  I tend to only remember the best parts…  I guess some of the bad stuff is there, but I have to dig through my memories to get there.  I mean, unless it was a horrible trip that was full of traumatic episodes.  I suppose those trips are defined by their bad drama, and they would be impossible to forget.  But, they seem few and far between.

Daily Photo – Farm Between Fjords

The fjords of Northern Iceland weave in and out of the ocean, each one ending with a strong peninsula that juts out into the sea.  Just on the inland side of these wide peninsulas, there are many lakes and little farms that sit nestled between little mountains and hillocks.  They fit in so naturally that you almost don’t even notice them.  I try to take extra care to notice every one.

For this one, I got out of my car and went on a short hike over to this little stream that ran alongside the old home.

Farm Between FjordsThe fjords of Northern Iceland weave in and out of the ocean, each one ending with a strong peninsula that juts out into the sea.  Just on the inland side of these wide peninsulas, there are many lakes and little farms that sit nestled between little mountains and hillocks.  They fit in so naturally that you almost don't even notice them.  I try to take extra care to notice every one.For this one, I got out of my car and went on a short hike over to this little stream that ran alongside the old home.- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.

Patrick Rothfuss – Video

Live on TWIT Photo and MacBreak Weekly Tuesday

I’ll be at the TWIT Studios on Tuesday for two shows – you can watch live at Live.TWIT.tv.  MacBreak Weekly starts at 11 AM PT and TWIT Photo starts at 1 PM PT.

Patrick Rothfuss Behind-the-Scenes

We had a hangout a few weeks ago with Patrick Rothfuss.  Here’s what happened before-the-show!  🙂  If you want to see the FULL show, see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0enw-G5Din0

In this little pre-show, which we did not intend to capture, we talk about D&D, programming, Infocom games, sleeping, and a bunch of other stuff…

Daily Photo – The Distant Mist

While in Iceland, I traveled through a lowlands area early in the morning.  A mist — a video-game-mist — started moving quickly across the ground and through the distant hillocks.  It was all so surreal that I barely remembered that I should be taking a photo of this.  That was a strange feeling, since the whole reason I was there was to take photos! 🙂

The Distant MistWhile in Iceland, I traveled through a lowlands area early in the morning.  A mist -- a video-game-mist -- started moving quickly across the ground and through the distant hillocks.  It was all so surreal that I barely remembered that I should be taking a photo of this.  That was a strange feeling, since the whole reason I was there was to take photos! :)- Trey RatcliffRead the rest of this entry at the Stuck in Customs blog.

Featured in Android Market and Google TV

Featured on Google TV and Android Market!

Our Android App (Photo Voyages of Trey Ratcliff) is now featured — very exciting.  And, even better if you don’t want to pay, there is a Free version that with a nice collection of about 50 photos or so.   It works great on your Android and your Google TV! 🙂  And yes, it even works on the new color Kindle, once you enable it to run other apps.

 

Daily Photo – Home in the Hillside

Is it okay if I do two Iceland photos in a row?  I hope so, because I’m very excited about this one too.

Some of these places you can’t see from the road.  If you walk over one hill and down another, you can find these wonderful little places tucked away in hillsides.  Even though it’s all fallen apart, it’s still charming… sort of a fixer-upper!

Home in the Hillside Is it okay if I do two Iceland photos in a row?  I hope so, because I'm very excited about this one too.Some of these places you can't see from the road.  If you walk over one hill and down another, you can find these wonderful little places tucked away in hillsides.  Even though it's all fallen apart, it's still charming... sort of a fixer-upper!- Trey RatcliffRead the rest, including some news on the Android app, here at the Stuck in Customs blog.

The Beginning of Time

Patrick Rothfuss Tonight!

Are you a fan of Pat? Join us tonight for the live hangout at 7 PM PT on Live.TWIT.tv.

EG Video – I’ll Save you $4000

So, instead of buying that ticket, I promised you could watch my video for free, and here you go.  I took a risk with this one, and I hope there are bits in here that are of interest.  Enjoy!  (and yes, I’ll be returning to Monterey this year…maybe I will see some of you there!)

Daily Photo – The Minecraft Waterfall

Speaking of Minecraft, our server is up and running again.  Drop a note below if you want to join.  I had to kick a kid and ban him from the server because he was destroying stuff and acting uncool.  The rules are simple… don’t destroy stuff, don’t steal, and don’t defile the farm animals.

This waterfall reminds me of one of those long never-ending waterfall/rivers from Minecraft.  Except, it’s kind of 100x more awesome because it is real.  There are hundreds of these all over Iceland.  The water just keeps coming and coming… I’m often curious as to where it all coming from because the hills beyond seem so gentle.

The Minecraft Waterfall Speaking of Minecraft, our server is up and running again.  Drop a note below if you want to join.  I had to kick a kid and ban him from the server because he was destroying stuff and acting uncool.  The rules are simple… don’t destroy stuff, don’t steal, and don’t defile the farm animals.This waterfall reminds me of one of those long never-ending waterfall/rivers from Minecraft.  Except, it’s kind of 100x more awesome because it is real.  There are hundreds of these all over Iceland.  The water just keeps coming and coming… I’m often curious as to where it all coming from because the hills beyond seem so gentle.- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.

Waiting on the Solstice Sun


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Daily Photo – Waiting on the Solstice Sun

Up in the northwest fjords of Iceland, the roads end but the land keeps going.

There is this distant island, pictured here, that has no roads at all. It seems so remote and… well… scary. I don’t know why I get that foreboding sense! It just feels so lonely, so far north… the cliffs are so sheer… no one to hear you scream… and these sorts of things. I do like being remote, but this is a little too remote.

Waiting on the Solstice SunUp in the northwest fjords of Iceland, the roads end but the land keeps going.There is this distant island, pictured here, that has no roads at all. It seems so remote and... well... scary. I don't know why I get that foreboding sense! It just feels so lonely, so far north... the cliffs are so sheer... no one to hear you scream... and these sorts of things. I do like being remote, but this is a little too remote.- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.

Lighthouse in Iceland

Rental Car Woes

It’s so expensive to rent a car in one city and drop off in another… In fact, it’s so darn high that I would not be surprised if there was some sort of a cabal going on… I end up doing this quite a bit because I like to fly to one place, explore, drive a long way, explore, and then fly out of a different airport. Of course, that’s not an issue in Iceland (today’s) photo. There’s only one international airport there!

Daily Photo – Lighthouse in Iceland

The northwest fjords in Iceland have quickly become one of my favorite areas of the country.

People ask me all the time, “I’m going to XXXX country, where should I go?” That is one of the reasons I created the new Stuck On Earth — for just that purpose. Now, when you zoom into Iceland, you’ll see a big collection of images up in this area. Whenever you see clusters of pins in one area versus another, you’ll get the general idea that one area has more photo hotspots than another.

Lighthouse in IcelandThe northwest fjords in Iceland have quickly become one of my favorite areas of the country.People ask me all the time, "I'm going to XXXX country, where should I go?" That is one of the reasons I created the new Stuck On Earth -- for just that purpose. Now, when you zoom into Iceland, you'll see a big collection of images up in this area. Whenever you see clusters of pins in one area versus another, you'll get the general idea that one area has more photo hotspots than another.- Trey RatcliffRead more here at the Stuck in Customs blog.

New Video – First Live On Air Hangout

So, *this was just a test…not a real show*… but there was a little bit of photography talk mixed in there for sure. We had people from Australia, Sweden, Canada, Greece, New Zealand and the US in there!

Here’s a few highlights… We happen to have Helen Sotiriadis in there who was one of the finalists for the TWIT Photo contest. I talk about experiences of being a judge… and how it can suck more than you think.

Then I do a one-man intervention on the avatar of Billy Wilson.

We talk a bit with the three peeps from Google that joined: Colleen Kelly, Henry, Erica Joy and Ricardo Lagos.

And then all other kinds of conversations with Doug Kaye, Giuseppe Basile, Maximilian Majewski, Lisa Ng, Jim Davis and the great Karen Hutton where you’ll see a few behind-the-scenes things… and then a surprise appearance by Tom Anderson

Farmhouse and Roosting Birds at Dusk

New Facebook Timeline Activates?

My personal Facebook Profile (you can subscribe) has been using the new Timeline feature for a while, but you probably could not see it unless you were an FB developer that also had it turned on. But maybe everyone has it activated now? I was wondering… and are you enjoying your own timeline if you have it?

Reminder for TWIT Photo with Leo Laporte Tomorrow

Tune in Live at 1:30 PM PT at Live.Twit.TV. See you there! We’ll be talking about Photography and more!

Daily Photo – Farmhouse and Roosting Birds at Dusk

I only got to stay in this magical place for one night.

If you’re really into birds, then you may notice a thing or two about this photo. Iceland is known for many species of birds, and you can see a bunch of them roosting back in the cliff there.

Farmhouse and Roosting Birds at DuskI only got to stay in this magical place for one night.If you're really into birds, then you may notice a thing or two about this photo.  Iceland is known for many species of birds, and you can see a bunch of them roosting back in the cliff there.- Trey RatcliffRead more here at the Stuck in Customs blog.

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