The Secret Russian Cosmonaut Bunker

Daily Photo: Stuck in Customs in Space

This shot is decidedly not Russian, not secret, not a bunker, but maybe it has held a few cosmonauts. Anyway, this place was just way too cool not to photograph.

Stuck in Customs in Space I love this shot!  It came out wicked. I used to say wicked a lot in grade school and I still like saying it.  This may or may not make me lame, and I can't be objective about such things.This is the airport in Bangkok, Thailand.  I am not sure who the architect is, but it came out quite inspired.  Taking photos of beautiful architecture is somewhat of a sport of mine.  I want to try to honor the lines and the textures via a good composition and a good HDR treatment.- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.

Buddha said he wanted to have a word with me

I was burning hot, sweating like a nearby migrant worker, but I just had to stop to take this HDR, since Buddha asked me to and all… you don’t want to ignore that guy.

Buddha said he wanted to have a word with me

Shacks in the City

This is where one of the narrow dalipidated canals empties out into the main river. The living conditions aren’t the best, but you do get free meat from the dogs that float by.

Shacks in the City

Floating to Work

Here is a Thai woman that was taking her little boat to work in the floating canal one day.

Floating to Work

Light of Buddha

I was lucky to catch the sun right behind the temple… Sometimes I say that luck is the residue of design. But in this case, it really was pure luck.

Light of Buddha

The Pictures are Hung

Over the weekend we hung pictures up at the gallery. Everything looks pretty sharp and those of you are coming to the gallery opening should see something a bit different, perhaps. I don’t know… impossible to be objective, but I do know it is different than what is usually shown there at Halcyon.

I’ll be showing about 45 pieces. Here is a sampling of the ones at the show. You will notice the first three are exceptionally pointy.
Dark Storm over Vancouver:

The Rainy Season of Vancouver

Intricate:

Intricate

Spires of God:

The Duomo, the Heaven Side

Farewell Holland:

Farewell Holland

Fourth on Lake Austin:

Fourth on Lake Austin

This is Nathaniel:

This is Nathaniel

Rush Hour in Seoul:

Rush Hour

One Night in Bangkok:

One Night in Bangkok

Intricate

Here is one of the many Buddhist temple complexes scattered around Thailand. This one has some very nice spires in a cool configuration.

Intricate

Wat Arun

Here is probably one of the most detailed temples I have ever seen. If you have time, zoom in to see the bigger sizes.

The Spires of Wat Arun

All Buddha’s Gold

Here is a bright and gilded temple I came upon in Thailand. These temples are surrounded by scammers that tell you the temple is closed and no tourists are allowed. They try to get you to go to their little store a few blocks away to buy wooden figurines and plastic buddhas to hang from your tuk-tuk mirror.

Buddha's Gold

Murky

The water is disgusting. At one point, I was trying to take a picture of an interesting bit, and there was a big while plastic-bag thing floating into my frame. I was thinking, “Stupid dirty Bangkok!” and then I pulled down the camera to look and it was actually a dead bloated dog.

Bangkok Belly Flop

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