Castle for Sale

Trey’s Hangout #33

In this episode, the subject was ‘Social Media and New Opportunities for Artists,” and we had many excellent guests. Also, if you wait until the end (bonus time!), you can see a bunch of new photos from Virgin Gorda and I talk more about the Sony NEX-7.

Photo Mystery – How much to buy the castle?

Okay, other photo mysteries I post here are too easy for you… I’ll go ahead and tell you this place is in Iceland up in the northwest fjords near Isafjordur. So, today’s mystery is: “How much does this castle cost?”

I’ll tell you ahead of time that I don’t know the answer!  But maybe an enterprising Internet-person can figure it out! :)

Daily Photo – Castle For Sale

This is a somewhat dilapidated castle in Iceland, and it’s for sale!  I got out to hike around it and take photos, and I noticed a FOR SALE sign in front!  I mean, obviously this falls into the category of “fixer upper” — but look at the view!  I bet you can get it for a good price too…  Let’s see who can figure it out first!

Castle for SaleThis is a somewhat dilapidated castle in Iceland, and it’s for sale!  I got out to hike around it and take photos, and I noticed a FOR SALE sign in front!  I mean, obviously this falls into the category of “fixer upper” — but look at the view!  I bet you can get it for a good price too…  Let’s see who can figure it out first!- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the entire post at the Stuck in Customs blog.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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