Running Off Into the Sunset

Photo Walk Reminder!

Don’t miss today’s Photo Walk in Sydney! And also don’t miss the big workshop event tomorrow as well… it’ll be epic! :)

Daily Photo – Running Off Into the Sunset

There's one of my girls, running off into the picture when I told her not to! But then, I realized it was actually a better picture with her in it! Seeing this reminds me we gotta get the kids to more beachy places. They never get tired of playing on the beach… those kiddos! It's especially nice to think about now because it's the middle of a cold winter in New Zealand! This photo was taken at Phulay Bay in Thailand.

Running Off Into the Sunset

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/20
  • Aperture8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length35.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

My Favorite Temple

Watch for Falling Rocks

I always see these signs for falling rocks, but I’ve never seen falling rocks. But now I know what to watch out for after seeing this video!

Daily Photo – My Favorite Temple

This temple is right outside of Pattaya, Thailand on the coast. It's really beautiful and I want to go back to explore it. We were thinking of having a Photo Adventure in Thailand sometime in 2017. If we do, you can be sure this place will be on the list!

My Favorite Temple

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time10
  • Aperture4.5
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length10.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

The Sheer Cliffs of Thailand

Video Throwback

Here’s one of my favorite videos… I made it right when I moved to Queenstown, New Zealand!

Daily Photo – The Sheer Cliffs of Thailand

Right around here is that same island the bad guy owned from that James Bond movie, The Man with the Golden Gun. I never made it there… it was like another 30 minutes by boat. I was quite tired of being on a boat by then… getting thrown around for a long time kind of takes the energy out of you!

The Sheer Cliffs of Thailand

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture4.8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length42.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Walking Through Art

Facebook LIVE!

Here’s yet another installment of Facebook Live :)

The Boilerplate:

We’re doing several of these per week. They’re fun and interactive and you can ask me questions live. Be sure to come to my Facebook Page and up at the top where it says “Like” click the down arrow choose “See First” — Also if you like these videos, share with your FB friends! :)

Photo Specs!

Did you know if you click on any of my photos you can get through to the Smugmug site to see all the EXIF info? I’ll go ahead and paste in this one so you can see… but I know people are often curious about exposure time, etc etc…

CAMERA Hasselblad H5D

LENS HCD 28

ISO 800

FOCAL LENGTH 28.0 mm (24.2 mm in 35mm)

APERTURE f/4

EXPOSURE TIME 13s (13)

NAME Thailand Fun (140 of 157)_HDR.jpg

SIZE 7479 x 5771

FILE SIZE 43.13 MB

DATE TAKEN 2015-12-29 16:35:40

DATE MODIFIED 2015-12-29 16:35:40

COPYRIGHT Hasselblad H5D

Daily Photo – Walking Through Art

I'm a big fan of crazy and surprising architecture. I have no mind for it, actually. I wish I could design and build these kinds of things, but it's just well beyond me! I've tried to sit down with CAD/CAM programs and make interesting spaces, but it's just not my thing. I even struggle in Minecraft to make something look really interesting. So I pretty much have given that up and I just like looking at other pieces of amazing architecture. This is a space towards the entrance to Phulay Bay, the Ritz-Carlton resort in Thailand.

Walking Through Art

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time13
  • Aperture4
  • ISO800
  • Focal Length28.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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

Isabella on the Path

The Start of the big trip

In case you missed it, here’s one of the videos we made in Thailand! If you wanna see more, Ruby made a playlist over on YouTube! :)

Daily Photo – Isabella on the Path

Here's a photo I took after dinner one evening at Phulay Bay, which is one of the special “Reserve” properties of the Ritz-Carlton. They only have three of these reserve properties around the world and I feel lucky to have been at two of them (the other was in Bali). Yeah so in this photo, the whole family had just finished dinner and we were about to walk back home to our little villa and I saw this perfect little bridge! I stopped everything down and told Isabella to go over there and be my model for a while! These were pretty long exposures, so she had to sit there a while!

Isabella on the Path

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time2
  • Aperture9.5
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length35.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

A Private Buffet in Thailand at the Ritz-Carlton at Phulay Bay

While Writing This

As you know, I write these blog entries often a few days or weeks after I take the photos. It takes me a while to work on the photos and get them ready for publishing. Anyway, while writing this one, I’m in Wellington, New Zealand at a restaurant at the Rydges here, and I have a huge plate of deep-fried risotto balls in front of me. I’m eating all of them like some stoned college student and it’s so fun. Anyway, that’s some behind-the-scenes for ya.

Daily Photo – A Private Buffet in Thailand at the Ritz-Carlton at Phulay Bay

Okay… this was a little over-the-top. I'm the first to say that it was completely unexpected and really overwhelming. But our first night here at Phulay Bay we had a private buffet on the beach! The whole thing was just for our little family… so ridiculous and wonderful. This is available actually to everyone that stays there and it was such a treat. Ethan even went back with the chef to cook some of our food. Once again, we ate WAY too much, but we loved and appreciated every second of it! :)

A Private Buffet in Thailand at the Ritz-Carlton at Phulay Bay

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time5
  • Aperture4.8
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length28.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Exploring the Archipelago around Krabi in Thailand

Bond Movies

Which Bond movie was it were the evil villain had his fortress on one of these islands? I forgot! I want to say Dr. No, but I might be wrong!

Daily Photo – Exploring the Archipelago around Krabi in Thailand

Yesterday was a great example of what the Hasselblad can do and today we have another one. We had a wonderful time exploring all around these incredible limestone islands. I had the Hassy with me the whole time and was shooting like crazy. I literally have hundreds of photos, but this is one of my favorite ones.

Exploring the Archipelago around Krabi in Thailand

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/200
  • Aperture11
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length35.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

The Ritz-Carlton, Phulay Bay, Thailand

A Thailand Recap!

Now that I’m back home from a the 50-day trip, I’m gonna do a little 5-day recap of the 5 countries we visited along the way! Wow, what a trip… I’m still getting my head around the whole thing. Now, some of you may know how I absolutely love staying at these amazing Ritz-Carlton locations all around the world. I feel so grateful for our partnership and everything…I know I gush about them all the time, but, I mean, comon, really! Check out how beautiful it is there… and the whole team is so nice. Anyway, I just wanted to take a moment and say thank you! I never want to check out of any location…

Thailand Videos

Anyway, here’s a few favorite videos of Thailand.

Thailand Photos

Here’s a few favorite photos of Thailand this trip, both on the property and around the environs!

from Trey Ratcliff at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com

Here’s the beautiful entryway where I would come to meditate. More on that below for the daily photo!

Exploring The Archipelago Around Krabi In Thailand

We had the most amazing boat ride around the archipelago. By the way, this is a pretty good example of the “type” of photo the Hasselblad takes.

from Trey Ratcliff at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com

My daughter feeds a baby elephant on the beach. How Cute Can You Get?

from Trey Ratcliff at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com

Isabella pauses after dinner on a bridge before we return back to the room for the night. We were hoping the elephant would be there too, but he was not…

from Trey Ratcliff at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com

On one of our last nights here, we were treated to an amazing show from all the locals. The kids were enraptured and my camera was in a state of constant motion!

from Trey Ratcliff at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com

This was one of our nightly walks, from the bar to another beautiful restaurant for dinner. They had so many amazing restaurants on the property that our minds were in a state of constant-blowage!

Daily Photo – The Ritz-Carlton, Phulay Bay, Thailand

This is a pretty peaceful view on the way to morning meditation, wouldn't you say? By the time I walked through all these bamboo pathways and peaceful shapes, I was already in the right mindset. In fact, I think this is maybe my favorite memory of this place. It's not a specific moment, it's more that I felt like I was in a constant flow of meditation while there. And I can't wait to go back!

The Ritz-Carlton, Phulay Bay, Thailand

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraH5D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time8
  • Aperture4
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length28.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Wiring in Thailand

Wiring solutions?

If you’re like me, the back of your desk is a total nightmare of wires and plugs! Has anyone ever seen an elegant solution to this? Mostly, what I try to do is make sure all that stuff is outside of my viewcone when I am sitting at my desk. That seems to work… out of sight and out of mind! But I would like another solution if one exists!

Daily Photo – Wiring in Thailand

I see this kinda thing a lot in SE Asian countries. I saw this one while walking down the street in Pattaya and trying to watch out for trannies. I've come up with only one theory for why there are so many wires… I think there are two things happening. Note I have not talked to a Thai electrician to confirm this theory. One: Sometimes the telephone/internet/electricity breaks down. Since there are so many wires, they can't possibly trace the wire to find the route of the problem and it's far easier and faster to make yet another new fresh wire! The second is that there is always new construction and density and new customers require their own telephone/internet/electricity so they create even more wires. I dunno… but it's kinda crazy either way to see this! Sort of the opposite of wireless! :)

Wiring in Thailand

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/4000
  • Aperture
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias-1

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