Into the Hazy Air in Beijing

Drifting slowly towards the Burning Man Photo Walk

Now there’s a little break in the Photo Walks as I get prepped for Burning Man… it’s gonna be great!

As for the photo walk, it will be on September 1. Check the Tour.TreyRatcliff.com website for the deets! Of course, since Burning Man is a non-commercial event, we won’t be talking about all the sponsors and that stuff…no ticket sales… none of that stuff… just free love! :)

Daily Photo – Into the Hazy Air in Beijing

One day I was able to get up on the roof of one of the skyscrapers in the CBD area of Beijing. I spent a lot of the time zoomed in as far as I could go. It gives everything quite a different look as it pulls the far away close…

Into the Hazy Air in Beijing

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraNEX-7
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1600
  • Aperture7.1
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length114.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

A Long Time Away From New Zealand…

Tip – Cinematic Crop

See the dimensions of the photo below? It’s not a common crop, but I usually like it. If the scene calls for it, you can kind of plan ahead by zooming out more at the time, knowing you’re gonna be cropping off the top and bottom.

Daily Photo – A Long Time Away From New Zealand…

Wow, it’s been a long road trip and a long way from home in New Zealand. This photo reminds me of it so much, since this is the area I live in. I was over here with Choppy and Curtis (you can see her helicopter there in the distance). I was just out randomly taking photos when this awesome horsewoman came riding through. It was right out of a movie!

A Long Time Away From New Zealand…

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1600
  • Aperture4
  • ISO320
  • Focal Length70.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias+0.3

Phoenix Highlight Reel!

Highlight video from HOT HOT HOT Phoenix! Holy cow… it was 100 degrees even in the dark! That concrete just keeps the hot party going haha! Wow but I had a lot of fun… SO many nice people showed up. I hope everyone learned a thing or two (and had a nice shower before bed… I did not! Had to get on the bus at midnight and drive to LA for tonight’s event!) But I promise I’ll come back to Phoenix and have another fight with the Tripod police for you! :)

News segment on ABC about the Photo Walk and the blog

Check out this piece that was shot in Dallas! We shot most of this interview inside the amazing Ritz-Carlton there in Dallas before the photo walk. Byron Harris came up to the room and he was Super Nice! He said normally he’s an Investigative Journalist, so I got a little nervous, but then he said this was just about photography and business. He’s also a keen photographer… and even joined us on the photo walk later! What a cool guy.

Highlight Video from Dallas

And here’s the highlight video from the incredible photo walk. You’ll see some cool footage from our DJI quad too!

A Long Day at Shackleton’s Hut

Benji in the Door

And since I had time here to be a bit creative, I asked Benji, my field guide, to go out just beyond the door to strike a stoic pose. I knew it would make the photo more interesting!

Daily Photo – A Long Day at Shackleton’s Hut

I felt so lucky to spend a lot of time here. Schedules and weather are a bit crazy in Antarctica. You never know how long you’re gonna be somewhere. Shackleton’s hut is not easy to get to and we had to be choppered in. We didn’t know if we’d have an hour or longer. But it turns out we were there for about 12 hours, which was really awesome because we could take our time and get all the shots we wanted.

A Long Day at Shackleton’s Hut

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/20
  • Aperture9.5
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

San Antonio Highlight Video

I had a ton of fun in San Antonio… that cathedral show was like nothing I’ve ever seen! Phoenix tonight! As usual, you can see more on http://tour.treyratcliff.com. You can see more from San Anton in the highlight video here.

Inside the Guided Mirror Room

A great idea for cathedrals!

This place did something I had never seen before. They gave everyone a pretty big mirror you can carry around. You can kind of hold it at your waist and angle it up, so you can look down to see the ceiling instead of looking up. Genius!

Daily Photo – Inside the Guided Mirror Room

See the four mirrors down there on the floor? I was gonna lay out like 50 of them, and I ran back to check my camera to see if they were centered before I added the others. Then, the security guard started yelling at me and rushing over! So I took this photo really fast. (You can see her black visage rapidly approaching on the left!)

Inside the Guided Mirror Room

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time0.8
  • Aperture5.6
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length13.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

The Keys That Bind Us All

More from the Japanese Pavilion at the Biennale

Here’s another photo of this really cool space that I posted a few months ago. That post also talks more about the art piece.

Daily Photo – The Keys That Bind Us All

I liked this place so much that I came back a second time just to take photos. This time I came back with Rene and we had no idea what we would see in the other pavilions Most of the time we were confused… but there was some awesome stuff!

The Keys That Bind Us All

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraDSC-RX100M3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/160
  • Aperture1.8
  • ISO320
  • Focal Length8.8 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias-1

Google Glass in Traditional Tokyo

New Google Glass?

There’s been some rumors of the enterprise edition coming out… I’m really glad they’re keeping the program alive! :)

Daily Photo – Google Glass in Traditional Tokyo

Sagoy! I was walking around during a photowalk and saw this traditionally-dressed girl. She was fascinated by the Glass, so I gave her a go… it was really fun to watch her, so took a few photos along the way!

Google Glass in Traditional Tokyo

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1500
  • Aperture
  • ISO800
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

Dallas Highlight Reel!

Highlight Video Reel from Dallas! We had to get permission from the Major Himself to fly our DJI quad in Dallas over the Klyde Warren Park! We had a great time getting some amazing footage… I grew up here… Born n’ raised, as they say, and it was a Tremendous homecoming. THANK YOU again so much everyone for coming out.

If you want to find out more about how to win prizes (even if you’re not with us!) and participate more in the Photo Walk across the USA, see http://tour.treyratcliff.com

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