Trees in Namibia

Featured in Modern Luxury Dallas

I got some news that our photo walk finale in Dallas was featured in Modern Luxury Dallas — that was the final shot we got right before going back to have the after-party at the Ritz-Carlton where a dozen feet-masseuses awaited us! What a treat! :)

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Daily Photo – Trees in Namibia

I've forgotten the names of these sorts of trees, but they were everywhere in the desert and canyon areas of Namibia. One of the most striking things about them is how unique each one was. You never saw two that had a similar branch or leaf patterns… I'm really not much of a tree guy (obviously), but I did find myself drawn to each and every one and how they were so different! You may even remember this kind of tree from one of my favorite star photos from Namibia. Oh yes, I just remembered! Quiver trees. That's what they're called… funny how memory works and doesn't work!

Trees in Namibia

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/60
  • Aperture16
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

People of Papua New Guinea Part 16

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Daily Photo – People of Papua New Guinea Part 16

One thing that surprised me the most about seeing all the different tribes in Papua New Guinea was how the females were as richly adorned as the men. And they all followed the same pattern in the tribe, whether or not they were male or female. There was a little variation here and there. I had to look close to see the differences, but I am sure that between the tribe the differences were quite unique.

People of Papua New Guinea Part 16

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1250
  • Aperture6.3
  • ISO800
  • Focal Length152.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

Wedding Fun in Beijing

Speaking of Wedding Photos

Have you ever seen any of those Crazy Russian Wedding Photos??!?

Daily Photo – Wedding Fun in Beijing

I went to a new temple inside The Forbidden City where I had never visited before. Inside, there must have been at least FIFTY couples getting their wedding photos made there. It was quite a scene! No one wears the kind of wedding outfits we've come to know in the west. The girls have lavish amazing dresses, often red in color rather than white. And the guys… boy howdy is that a scene! They basically dress like the Harry and Lloyd from Dumb & Dumber that time they put on those crazy suits for the charity event. I got a ton of photos… need to share more of them!

Wedding Fun in Beijing

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/4000
  • Aperture
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

Another Central Otago Pond

Updated Quadcopter Reviews!

But I’ve also updated a few reviews for the Phantom and Inspire. My reviews were woefully out of date… sorry about that but now they are up-to-speed!
DJI Phantom Review
DJI Inspire Review

Daily Photo – Another Central Otago Pond

Well, there seem to be no less than 10,000 of these ponds all over the South Island of New Zealand. And they're always surrounded with really beautiful objects that reflect like a painting. It's almost as if some guy was making a perfect video game map and just sprinkled ponds and trees and rocks around in perfect formations… and it's like I'm driving around finding these little secret spots in the New Zealand Video Game. I think it actually might be true, especially if what some people say is true, and we're living in a projection. This is the projection I'd like to live in without apriori knowledge!

Another Central Otago Pond

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  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/500
  • Aperture
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

People of Papua New Guinea Part 15

On Rudy Maxa’s Show

I was recently on Rudy Maxa’s Radio Show to talk about a few things including the new eBook “Light Falls Like Bits” and then we talked about the new software Aurora HDR Pro… Enjoy maybe around 35 minute mark!

Every Three Days

You guys may notice by now that I’m posting a Papua New Guinea shot every three days! Is that a good pace? I’ve never really done anything like that… just experimenting and mixing things up… so tell me what you think! :)

Daily Photo – People of Papua New Guinea Part 15

You don't want to mess with these women. I generally notice that my life goes better when I listen to the women in my life, and this was no exception. MOST of the time, they are not holding guns, but I find it's a pretty good idea to listen to women whether or not they happen to be holding a weapon.

People of Papua New Guinea Part 15

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1600
  • Aperture4
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

Late for Dinner in Venice

Great News: December Lightroom Presets free and all 2015 Presets now in a mega-package of 132 presets!

The entire collection from this year all at once. Grab them in the store now! :)

This year we did kind of an experiment with the Trey’s Lightroom Presets and decided to make a new pack each month. It went great and people loved it. We’re gonna do something different in 2016… you’ll see! :)

Secret Party

We’ve planned something secret and exciting for when we go to Venice for our Upcoming Photo Adventure, all I can say for now is that it involves fancy costumes….yes, there will be loads of photos I can share :)

Daily Photo – Late for Dinner in Venice

How can you be late for dinner in Italy? It's impossible I think… It's Italy, everything is fine! :) And yes, I was EXTRA late for dinner this night because I got so distracted taking photos during the blue hour. Every direction was a new photo and I was actually being pulled (for some reason) away from the direction of the restaurant rather than towards it. I'd be taking a photo of one thing… then my eye would wander then I'd think, okay I gotta hurry over THERE next. Haha… at one point I almost decided not to show up for dinner at all!

Late for Dinner in Venice

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  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time0.4
  • Aperture4
  • ISO250
  • Focal Length16.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

Morning at my Room at the Ritz-Carlton Bali

Live Video Behind the Scenes

Here’s a live video I posted on Facebook while I was taking this photo. You’ll also get a surprise visit to my ROBOT POTTY.

Live from Bali! One more Awesome thing about my room The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company Mandapa Reserve! As you watch, tell me where you are from! :)

Posted by Trey Ratcliff on Thursday, 12 November 2015

Daily Photo – Morning at my Room at the Ritz-Carlton Bali

Wow — what a place to wake up in! And that water was so warm I could just slip into it anytime… watch the sunrise or sunset… just amazing all around! My very first morning here it was stormy, but after that every morning had an equally beautiful sunrise. And I hope you enjoyed the little video above! :)

Morning at my Room at the Ritz-Carlton Bali

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  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7RM2
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/80
  • Aperture16
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.3

People of Papua New Guinea Part 14

Devialet Phantom Speaker

I just got one of the new Devialet Phantom Speakers— the Bluetooth version. I really love it… I can watch that thing all day. I’ve never seen a speaker like it in my life… and the sound is crazy! I like it so much; I’m gonna buy another one I think!

Daily Photo – People of Papua New Guinea Part 14

Here come the mud men of Asaro! These guys were creepy dot com. When I got back from Papua New Guinea, I shared all these photos with my family, and the girls were most scared of these dudes. I almost brought home one of the mud men masks that I tried to buy, but now I am glad I didn't… I find that little girls don't like to be scared, and they don't like the kinds of jokes that scare them! Haha… boys are a bit easier in that dept!

People of Papua New Guinea Part 14

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/640
  • Aperture4
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

Young Boy in China in Fireworks Residue

Sad Apple Macbook Pro

I had to send away my poor sweet Macbook Pro because my D and E keys weren’t really working very well… like only 80% of the time. I thought I could live with it but turns out that after trying to live with it for just one hour, YOU GO ABSOLUTELY INSANE.

So I’ve sent it off to Christchurch to Service Plus — take good care of it Y’all…

Daily Photo – Young Boy in China in Fireworks Residue

I was in a small town near Yangshuo when I heard all these fireworks going off by the water. Chinese people are always celebrating one thing or another and shooting off all kinds of stuff! It sounded like a party, so I darted through some alleys and homes to get down there… I missed the party, but I saw this incredibly cute kid standing on a pile of red used fireworks. He still looked a bit shell-shocked!

Young Boy in China in Fireworks Residue

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/1250
  • Aperture
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramShutter speed priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-0.3

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