B&W Foto

More from Ibiza

Today’s daily photo is taken just outside of the old medieval area of Ibiza Town, but this one directly below is from just inside the main entrance to the old part of the city.

Exploring Ibiza at Night The old medieval town of Ibiza is an awesome place for exploration at night.  Every nook, cranny, alley, and cobblestone street was built for photography.  And it was doubly-awesome after a little rain gave everything a reflective sheen.After we finished dinner, we started the long walk back to the hotel.  It took 10x as long as normal with all the stops along the way.  But comon... how can you walk past something like this and not take a photo?   Impossible!- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.

Daily Photo – B&W Foto

Here is one of the many interesting streets nearby the old medieval part of Ibiza Town. At first I was a little bummed out it was raining, but then I got excited because I knew it would add a certain texture to the photos. The only painful part is trying to carry around an umbrella and a camera system at the same time… a major drag!

B&W Foto

B&W Foto

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/4
  • Aperture8
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length21.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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The Rocky Spanish Coast

On the Facebook Wall

I was just at Facebook in New York City and I signed the Facebook Wall at Facebook! Can you find my name on there? There’s many other names on there too hidden around… like Madonna and Jimmy Fallon.

Ghosted Waters

As many of you know, I use Photomatix Pro (Photomatix Review) to process my photos. Often times, when combining multiple photos of waves, the water becomes “ghosted” as it averages out all the waves. I usually don’t really mind that, and I feel it gives the ocean a sense of painterly motion…. what do you think?

Daily Photo – The Rocky Spanish Coast

Here is another part of the beach in Ibiza. I guess I could have been off taking photos of topless Euros, but I found the rocks so much more interesting. This is the problem with photographers… whenever we see someone taking a photo of a girl, we are more likely to look at the camera than the girl! :)

The Rocky Spanish Coast

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  • Date Taken
  • Camera
  • Camera Make
  • Exposure Time
  • Aperturef/8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length16mm (16mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
  • Exposure Bias

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Spanish Streets at Night

A Fun Birthday!

I woke up this morning to find my kids had hung this over the fireplace. :)

We’re still renting a place here at the Commonage (best view in Queenstown!) until we move into the final house in a few weeks. Until then, we are making the most out of this fireplace because it is pretty cold in this city now in the middle of winter!

 

Daily Photo – Spanish Streets at Night

The old part of Ibiza is has a medieval layout where the inner city is ringed by a city curtain wall. Once inside, all the streets are narrow and twisty and lined with different kinds of stone. This looks back at the main entrance to the area.

I haven’t spent as much time in some of these ancient old cities as I would like. There is a lot of satisfaction in setting up for shots in these areas. It’s nice to take my time and compose this and that… I find great enjoyment in this!

Spanish Streets at Night

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • Camera
  • Camera Make
  • Exposure Time
  • Aperturef/9.5
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length15mm (15mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
  • Exposure Bias

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Distant Rocks Off Ibiza

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Daily Homework: Distant Rocks Off Ibiza

I gave the class 138 of my original RAW photos, right out of the camera. Their assignment was to begin working with these ones off Ibiza. I made this during class, so I wanted to go ahead and post it here. BTW, if you’re having trouble logging into the Clubhouse to get the files, be sure to contact support@stuckincustoms.com.

I took photos all throughout the sunset, before and after. I visited this spot 3 different times. Of the three times, this was one of the best. There was about a quarter-mile strip of beach and rock, all of which had good angles. So I kind of worked my way back and forth as the light changed…

Distant Rocks Off Ibiza I gave the class 138 of my original RAW photos, right out of the camera.  Their assignment was to begin working with these ones off Ibiza.  I made this during class, so I wanted to go ahead and post it here.  BTW, if you're having trouble logging into the Clubhouse to get the files, be sure to contact support@stuckincustoms.com.  I took photos all throughout the sunset, before and after.  I visited this spot 3 different times.  Of the three times, this was one of the best.  There was about a quarter-mile strip of beach and rock, all of which had good angles.  So I kind of worked my way back and forth as the light changed...  - Trey Ratcliff Read more here at the Stuck in Customs blog.

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Night View from Balcony in Ibiza

Another Jetsetter Win

This (the photo below) is the third Jetsetter place I have stayed, and they’ve all been winners so far. It’s a little weird, because Jetsetter isn’t really conducive to my style of travel because I often plan ahead. But, if I happen to be going somewhere, I will check to see if they have a special in that location. Anyway, I’ve never had a problem… and the hotels have always been pretty awesome and unique.

Daily Photo – Night View from Balcony in Ibiza

Ibiza is a really strange place. This hotel (Ibiza Gran) seemed to be typical of hotels in Ibiza when it came to the clientele. Here’s the deal… if you have never heard this, you’ll think it sounds pretty strange — and it is.

So a lot of people in Ibiza dress in all white. White pants, white shirt, free-flowing fabrics, and cavalier attitudes flow in and out of the hotel lobby, bar, poolside restaurant, and the spa. It’s all very strange. It’s sort of a combination of a Clockwork Orange and a Euro Sci-Fi Orgy. I can’t quite explain it… I’m not sure I understand it, and I didn’t succumb, even though everyone did seem very comfy.

After a long day of exploring and shooting, I went out on the balcony to get a shot of the pool and the moon behind the clouds.

HDR Photo

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