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Old London From Above

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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.

Featured in Android Market and Google TV

Featured on Google TV and Android Market!

Our Android App (Photo Voyages of Trey Ratcliff) is now featured — very exciting.  And, even better if you don’t want to pay, there is a Free version that with a nice collection of about 50 photos or so.   It works great on your Android and your Google TV! 🙂  And yes, it even works on the new color Kindle, once you enable it to run other apps.

 

Daily Photo – Home in the Hillside

Is it okay if I do two Iceland photos in a row?  I hope so, because I’m very excited about this one too.

Some of these places you can’t see from the road.  If you walk over one hill and down another, you can find these wonderful little places tucked away in hillsides.  Even though it’s all fallen apart, it’s still charming… sort of a fixer-upper!

Home in the Hillside Is it okay if I do two Iceland photos in a row?  I hope so, because I'm very excited about this one too.Some of these places you can't see from the road.  If you walk over one hill and down another, you can find these wonderful little places tucked away in hillsides.  Even though it's all fallen apart, it's still charming... sort of a fixer-upper!- Trey RatcliffRead the rest, including some news on the Android app, here at the Stuck in Customs blog.

The Beginning of Time

Patrick Rothfuss Tonight!

Are you a fan of Pat? Join us tonight for the live hangout at 7 PM PT on Live.TWIT.tv.

EG Video – I’ll Save you $4000

So, instead of buying that ticket, I promised you could watch my video for free, and here you go.  I took a risk with this one, and I hope there are bits in here that are of interest.  Enjoy!  (and yes, I’ll be returning to Monterey this year…maybe I will see some of you there!)

Daily Photo – The Beginning of Time

I spent most of this weekend working on this photo. One common question is, “How long do these photos take?” They take me anywhere from a few minutes to a few days. It’s not contiguous work, of course, but some are so challenging that I have to keep returning to them time and time again.

This spot in northern central Iceland is a bit perilous to reach. It’s so perilous here at Godafoss, in fact, that I am glad my mom didn’t see me getting into position. Is the water cold? Yes, yes it is.

The Beginning of Time

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The Old Temple of Lore

 1 Million Downloads!

100 Cameras in 1 for the iPad (iTunes Link) and for the iPhone have passed 1 million downloads!  That’s awesome – thanks so much and thanks for telling your friends! 🙂  We just put up another update that fixed a few problems with rotation and memory issues.  Also, thanks for all the great ratings…  I appreciate you taking the time to do those.

Daily Photo – The Old Temple of Lore

The shapes of many SE Asian temples mimic the closed lotus flower.  Once I found this out, it was incredibly obvious and I saw them everywhere.  I did try to find a photo of a closed lotus flower floating in water alongside the temple, but that plan never really worked out.

The Old Temple of Lore The shapes of many SE Asian temples mimic the closed lotus flower.  Once I found this out, it was incredibly obvious and I saw them everywhere.  I did try to find a photo of a closed lotus flower floating in water alongside the temple, but that plan never really worked out.- Trey RatcliffRead the rest, including some stuff on the new app, here at the Stuck in Customs blog.

Eyes and No Eyes

Patrick Rothfuss, Charity, The Show

So, regular friends around here will know that my inspiration comes from the world outside of photography.  I read like a madman.  And look, I’m not bragging when I say I’m very well-read in Fantasy.  That’s just a fact.  And so, maybe it carries a lot of weight when I say that Patrick Rothfuss is teaching us all.

Now, before I tell you more about that bit, first let me point you to Pat’s charity team at Worldbuilders.  I’ve donated, and you might like to also.  There are all kinds of rare signed books that will be given away as part of the fund-raising effort.

And…. Patrick will be joining me for Trey’s Variety Hour #22 on Monday night.  How cool is that?

What Do You See?

And… which eyes are mine?  Yes, I’ll be back at EG in Monterey this year…

 

Daily Photo – The Mysterious Creatures Among Us

While in the southern town of Lixiang, I came upon this creature in the evening.  Maybe you know the legend of this…  maybe it is better to make up your own legend than to have me tell you everything about it… or, perhaps one of you intrepid explorers in the community can tell us all what is going on here!

The Mysterious Creatures Among Us While in the southern town of Lixiang, I came upon this creature in the evening.  Maybe you know the legend of this...  maybe it is better to make up your own legend than to have me tell you everything about it... or, perhaps one of you intrepid explorers in the community can tell us all what is going on here!- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.

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