Hangry Kitty

Another Photo from Africa!

Here’s another photo from our new Becoming An Artist series! I took this when we discovered a pride of lions under a tree… I could watch these lions forever! Here’s a preview where you can see some of the lions in action.

Daily Photo – Hangry Kitty

I notice my little girls get hangry like this (hungry + angry). I do the same thing I would in these survival situations, just kind of toss meat on the ground and slowly back away.

Hangry Kitty

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-6000
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1250
  • Aperture4
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length138.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

Aurora Over the Valley

Aurora Borealis

Despite four trips to Iceland, I’ve never seen the northern lights! I’ve tried countless times… but on my list is to go up either there or Norway next winter to see them for sure!

Daily Photo – Aurora Over the Valley

I was driving home from a photo event from over the hill in Wanaka and I got to the edge of the crown range and saw this. So beautiful! The Aurora Australis is just incredible. In fact, when I got home, we got the whole family out on the deck on bean bags to watch it wash over us. So pretty and mesmerizing!

Aurora Over the Valley

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time15
  • Aperture
  • ISO1000
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

Japanese Beach Dress-up Party

Zen Playlist

Here’s a link for my “Zen Playlist” on YouTube!

Daily Photo – Japanese Beach Dress-up Party

I really like it when Japanese girls dress up in crazy ways. It just makes me smile for some reason. In fact, I don't know why Japanese girls don't wear something like cat ears or rabbit ears all the time just to keep people around them more happy.

Japanese Beach Dress-up Party

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/40
  • Aperture
  • ISO5000
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias-1.3

Over the Marina area of Dubai

Another Dubai Photo

Pop over to my Facebook page to see another set of photos from Dubai. You can see a photo of me taking a photo too! :)

Daily Photo – Over the Marina area of Dubai

I'll never forget that amazing flight over Dubai with the door of the helicopter. We were loosely tied in with a belt that was attached to the ceiling. This allowed us to freely move about the cabin and go to either side of the chopper to get photos. We could also hang out quite far like I did when I took this photo!

Over the Marina area of Dubai

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/500
  • Aperture
  • ISO800
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

Hiking in Glenorchy

Chromebook

I’ve never talked about my Chromebooks from Google, but I really like them! They are pretty inexpensive and we usually just leave one on the kitchen table for everyone to use.

Daily Photo – Hiking in Glenorchy

Well, I don't know if walking on totally flat ground can be called hiking, but I'll just be a little loose with that word. This is actually one of my favorite places to visit in Glenorchy and it's relatively new. It's there in the wetlands and they built this 10 km walking track through there. This was taken in the Autumn when things are particularly beautiful!

Hiking in Glenorchy

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/160
  • Aperture9
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Thinking Peace on the Flight to Antarctica

Interview with Ugo

I met up with my friend Ugo Cei in Venice a few months ago and he recorded this interview over on his blog. Thanks, Ugo, that was fun!

Daily Photo – Thinking Peace on the Flight to Antarctica

That's my friend Stu Robertson there taking my photo while I take his photo on the way to Antarctica. That was a loooong flight for sure! We had a great time, though, running around that CL-130 taking photos all the way. I think it was about 10 hours to get down there from Christchurch! But we got to be friends with Randy, the loadmaster. We were warned not to take any photos on the plane before we got on, but we totally ignored that rule and Randy was mega cool with it. In fact, he's a photographer too and we even hung out in a few bars together! :)

Thinking Peace on the Flight to Antarctica

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7S
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/640
  • Aperture
  • ISO12800
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias+1.7

Lounging After A Meal

This is the same kitty cat

As the one with a dead warthog hanging out of her mouth on our Becoming an Artist page.

Daily Photo – Lounging After A Meal

I feel like this quite a bit. Cats have the life, I tell ya. How awesome would it be to have nothing to do but eat and rest. I mean, honestly, to have nothing to do all day but rest. And even better, they never get bored of resting. You never see a bored cat. I mean, cats will look at you as a human and you'll get the feeling that they find YOU quite boring, which is disturbing.

Lounging After A Meal

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-6000
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1000
  • Aperture4
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length196.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

Happy Guy in China

A reference to China

One of my favorite parts of this video below is when Alan Watts talks about China.

Daily Photo – Happy Guy in China

This was the happiest guy in the monastery! I had never been to this one before in Beijing, and I arrived on the day that all the monks we re-supplying with fresh groceries and drinks. This guy was taking all the groceries in, load after load after load. He was so happy the whole time. And then I looked what he was carrying on the last load, and it was a huge crate of Red Bull!

Happy Guy in China

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/6400
  • Aperture
  • ISO800
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramShutter speed priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+0.7

Another Midnight Walk Discovery

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More nice architecture

Here’s another photo from Phulay Bay Ritz-Carlton in Krabi, Thailand. The whole place is a work of art and you can aim your camera almost anywhere to get an interesting photo.

Daily Photo – Another Midnight Walk Discovery

During the family trip, sometimes the only time I had to take photos was at night when everyone was asleep. In the day time, I was kind of in “dad mode” which mostly involves keeping everyone busy with stuff going into and out of their bodies. If we're not having a meal, then they are going to the bathroom, then we find more snacks, then go to the bathroom again. It's crazy and everyone is in a different cycle. While one kid is in the bathroom, another is asking for food. And then it just keeps on goin' from there! :)

Another Midnight Walk Discovery

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time3.2
  • Aperture4
  • ISO800
  • Focal Length28.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Bel on a Walk

Season 1 now Available!

This is one of the photos that I created while filming the new series. You can grab it now at the Becoming An Artist page here on the site!

Becoming an Artist LIVE!

We do regular shows over on Facebook, so be sure to come over and subscribe too! You can click the Like button then choose another option as well: “See First” ! :)

Becoming an Artist LIVE "A Chat with Sir Michael at The Hills"

Becoming an Artist LIVE "A Chat with Sir Michael at The Hills" – We take some photos, answer a bunch of questions, and get a Royal visit from Sir Michael Hill and you can hear his inspiring story.Join our FB group and share your photos and join in the fun at http://www.stuckincustoms.com/becoming-an-artist/ You can share your photos on social media too with the hashtag #becoming

Posted by Trey Ratcliff on Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Daily Photo – Bel on a Walk

This is one of the biggest sand dunes in the world, and Bel was absolutely rocking up this thing. We had about eight of us decide to walk up together. But we were going way too slow, so she just walked on ahead. It was amazing, actually… it reminded me of that scene in Lord of the Rings when Legolas was walking up on top of the snow when the rest of the Fellowship was trudging through it.

Bel on a Walk

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/2500
  • Aperture4
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length70.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+0.3

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