Driving Around The Hills

More Max Patte work

If you’re ever in Wellington, be sure to visit Weta Studios and take a tour. It’s absolutely unbelievable and you can see some of his incredible work he did for all the Weta movies.

Daily Photo – Driving Around The Hills

Here’s another one of Max Patte’s sculptures that you see when driving around The Hills golf course. I must say that I spend more time taking photos on the golf course than playing golf! Sometimes I just go get a golf cart and don’t even put on my clubs… I’m sure people just think I am nutty!

Driving Around The Hills

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/50
  • Aperture16
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Los Angeles Highlight Video!

LA Highlight Video! Thanks again everyone — that was a great group! I thoroughly enjoyed all of it and meeting so many… let’s do it again sometime… maybe next time in downtown?? :)

An Unexpected Scene in Tokyo

Thanks again for enjoying the Lightroom Presets

This photo below uses one of my favorite Lightroom Presets from the 2014 package. Here’s a little video that shows how I use them!

Daily Photo – An Unexpected Scene in Tokyo

I look at photos like this and then kick myself a little for not staying out longer to take more photos! The city has so many little sections… I have to find some time to get back there! It’s like the ultimate parallel universe where I’m always pleasantly and delightfully surprised around every corner.

An Unexpected Scene in Tokyo

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraNEX-7
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/15
  • Aperture4
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length10.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Into the Hazy Air in Beijing

Drifting slowly towards the Burning Man Photo Walk

Now there’s a little break in the Photo Walks as I get prepped for Burning Man… it’s gonna be great!

As for the photo walk, it will be on September 1. Check the Tour.TreyRatcliff.com website for the deets! Of course, since Burning Man is a non-commercial event, we won’t be talking about all the sponsors and that stuff…no ticket sales… none of that stuff… just free love! :)

Daily Photo – Into the Hazy Air in Beijing

One day I was able to get up on the roof of one of the skyscrapers in the CBD area of Beijing. I spent a lot of the time zoomed in as far as I could go. It gives everything quite a different look as it pulls the far away close…

Into the Hazy Air in Beijing

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraNEX-7
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1600
  • Aperture7.1
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length114.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

A Long Time Away From New Zealand…

Tip – Cinematic Crop

See the dimensions of the photo below? It’s not a common crop, but I usually like it. If the scene calls for it, you can kind of plan ahead by zooming out more at the time, knowing you’re gonna be cropping off the top and bottom.

Daily Photo – A Long Time Away From New Zealand…

Wow, it’s been a long road trip and a long way from home in New Zealand. This photo reminds me of it so much, since this is the area I live in. I was over here with Choppy and Curtis (you can see her helicopter there in the distance). I was just out randomly taking photos when this awesome horsewoman came riding through. It was right out of a movie!

A Long Time Away From New Zealand…

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1600
  • Aperture4
  • ISO320
  • Focal Length70.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias+0.3

Phoenix Highlight Reel!

Highlight video from HOT HOT HOT Phoenix! Holy cow… it was 100 degrees even in the dark! That concrete just keeps the hot party going haha! Wow but I had a lot of fun… SO many nice people showed up. I hope everyone learned a thing or two (and had a nice shower before bed… I did not! Had to get on the bus at midnight and drive to LA for tonight’s event!) But I promise I’ll come back to Phoenix and have another fight with the Tripod police for you! :)

News segment on ABC about the Photo Walk and the blog

Check out this piece that was shot in Dallas! We shot most of this interview inside the amazing Ritz-Carlton there in Dallas before the photo walk. Byron Harris came up to the room and he was Super Nice! He said normally he’s an Investigative Journalist, so I got a little nervous, but then he said this was just about photography and business. He’s also a keen photographer… and even joined us on the photo walk later! What a cool guy.

Highlight Video from Dallas

And here’s the highlight video from the incredible photo walk. You’ll see some cool footage from our DJI quad too!

A Long Day at Shackleton’s Hut

Benji in the Door

And since I had time here to be a bit creative, I asked Benji, my field guide, to go out just beyond the door to strike a stoic pose. I knew it would make the photo more interesting!

Daily Photo – A Long Day at Shackleton’s Hut

I felt so lucky to spend a lot of time here. Schedules and weather are a bit crazy in Antarctica. You never know how long you’re gonna be somewhere. Shackleton’s hut is not easy to get to and we had to be choppered in. We didn’t know if we’d have an hour or longer. But it turns out we were there for about 12 hours, which was really awesome because we could take our time and get all the shots we wanted.

A Long Day at Shackleton’s Hut

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/20
  • Aperture9.5
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

San Antonio Highlight Video

I had a ton of fun in San Antonio… that cathedral show was like nothing I’ve ever seen! Phoenix tonight! As usual, you can see more on http://tour.treyratcliff.com. You can see more from San Anton in the highlight video here.

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