From the Streets of London

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Daily Photo – From the Streets of London

Oh how I want to get back to London again soon for some more photography! Actually, I need to get all over the UK… I’ve been really lame in exploring that part of the world. After all, now that i am a member of the commonwealth here in New Zealand, I gotta get up there to the mother country and do some more exploring, pay my respects to the queen, this sort of thing.

From the Streets of London

From the Streets of London

Photo Information

  • Date TakenSeptember 12, 2010 at 1:35pm
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time3
  • Aperture22
  • ISO400
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+2

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Old Londontown

PhotoWalks!

The Austin SXSW PhotoWalk is coming up soon! Check that link for details :)

By the way, remember the great London PhotoWalk? There’s a little recap on that link! :)

Many people took many “behind the scenes shots of the event”. Some interesting ones from Gergio Amiti (5ERG10) and KBTimages.co.uk(uk_photo_art). Just click on the photos below to jump over to their photostreams to see more!

Images from the Trey Ratcliff HDR Walk

Photowalk London

HDR Photo

Daily Photo – Old Londontown

Here’s a fun photo I took while crossing the bridge on the way to Westminster Abbey. You’ll also notice it as one of the main shots featured in that video we put up on the StuckInCustoms YouTube video.

A big reason I ended up tilting the photo wasn’t just to be quirky or artsy or whatever, but I felt like I really wanted that cool light fixture in the photo without losing balance. A normal shot ends up with the light and abbey quite prominent, but a lot of “dead space” in the upper left. I don’t know if I explained that right… I don’t mind white space in a shot, but I feel like it should still be balanced.

Old Londontown Thames

Old Londontown

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • Camera
  • Camera Make
  • Exposure Time
  • Aperturef/6.7
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length24mm (24mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
  • Exposure Bias

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London’s Times Square

 

Are you a “Photographer”?

I’m starting to wonder what that word even means any more.  I think there there are over a billion people now that take photos.  But, very few of them would call themselves a “photographer.”  But, that is certainly what they are doing.  Maybe, the them, the word photographer indicates some kind of expertise in the craft of photography, although that is a very grey area too.

To me, the “category” or what you call yourself doesn’t even matter.  Either you enjoy taking photos for yourself or you don’t.  I don’t think it needs a word…  you guys probably know I don’t get caught up in categorizations…

Daily Photo – London’s Times Square

London’s Piccadilly Circus is a treasure trove of angles and compositions for all photographers.  It doesn’t even matter if you formally call yourself a “photographer” or not, because I think anyone even with a mobile phone would be busy snapping photos.  It’s really wild to see, actually.  It’s like a non-stop photowalk with random people, everyone taking photos in every direction… and I think this trend will continue.

London’s Times Square London’s Piccadilly Circus is a treasure trove of angles and compositions for all photographers.  It doesn’t even matter if you formally call yourself a “photographer” or not, because I think anyone even with a mobile phone would be busy snapping photos.  It’s really wild to see, actually.  It’s like a non-stop photowalk with random people, everyone taking photos in every direction… and I think this trend will continue.- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.

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Old London From Above

New Show – Subscribe Now

The podcast of the latest show should come out today.  You’ll get it first if you are subscribed at http://twit.tv/tvh or iTunes Link: goo.gl/ZAKd8.  And tell your friends!

This most recent show was a little bit different…  a conversation with another artist outside of the realm of photography that is very influential to me.

Daily Photo - Old London From Above

It’s a long walk to the top of St. Paul’s.  And by long walk, I should throw in that there are a lot of stairs.  But, after you finally arrive, you’re greeted by a wonderful view of the city.  As long as you don’t have too much of an issue with heights, you’ll be in for a treat.

Even though I saw all sorts of stuff while I was up there, I enjoyed working on this photo too.  I was able to zoom into 100% and look at all the details and little buildings/bridges/shops once again.  It reminded me of walking around many of them at ground level.

Old London From Above It's a long walk to the top of St. Paul's.  And by long walk, I should throw in that there are a lot of stairs.  But, after you finally arrive, you're greeted by a wonderful view of the city.  As long as you don't have too much of an issue with heights, you'll be in for a treat.Even though I saw all sorts of stuff while I was up there, I enjoyed working on this photo too.  I was able to zoom into 100% and look at all the details and little buildings/bridges/shops once again.  It reminded me of walking around many of them at ground level.- Trey RatcliffRead more here at the Stuck in Customs blog.

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Entering the Chunnel

Art.com Feature

Pop over to Art.com and check out the front page – does that guy look familiar?

SOPA / PIPA – Why I’m Against It

I think that we, the architects of the internet, are able to create bottom-up solutions for current and future problems. A good example of this is Creative Commons, and here I am at Google talking about how it affects “piracy” in my world of digital photography.  Jump ahead to the 11 min mark, when I start talking about this subject in particular.

Daily Photo – Entering the Chunnel

I remember the day as a kid I first heard about the Chunnel (the famous tunnel that connects England and France).  I wanted to go through it as soon as I could!  Well, it took a long time but eventually it happened.

I bought the tickets ahead of time and was sure to get to the station in London to take photos ahead of time.  I love all train stations – old and new.  Even the new train stations in London have sort of an old feel… it’s hard to explain.

When I was on the train and we left the station, I decided to turn on the GPS on my Android.  I’ll never forget it.  I saw my little dot ripping across the English countryside.   It was so awesome.  And then it disappeared when we hit the water.

Entering the Chunnel I remember the day as a kid I first heard about the Chunnel (the famous tunnel that connects England and France).  I wanted to go through it as soon as I could!  Well, it took a long time but eventually it happened.I bought the tickets ahead of time and was sure to get to the station in London to take photos ahead of time.  I love all train stations – old and new.  Even the new train stations in London have sort of an old feel… it’s hard to explain.When I was on the train and we left the station, I decided to turn on the GPS on my Android.  I’ll never forget it.  I saw my little dot ripping across the English countryside.   It was so awesome.  And then it disappeared when we hit the water.- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.

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