The Edge of Glacier National Park at Sunrise

New Portfolio is Up – Thanks SmugMug!

I’d like to thank the crew at SmugMug for getting me all set up with an amazing new Stuck In Customs portfolio. Cool eh? Yeah, those guys are good. I’m learning more and more about SmugMug every day… I may leave some people, out, but, I’d like to thank Candice Cunningham, Jason St. Peter, Markham Bennett, and Justin Busa, from Zoho Designs. I know there were even more people involved from SmugMug, and I thank them too.

Enjoyed Speaking Tonight – and Florida Workshop Reminder

We had a great time at the SmugMug event here in Austin too. We were at the AT&T center at UT. There were just over 100 people there, and we talked about everything from the visual spectrum to a quick tutorial. I know there were people on the waiting list that did not get in — sorry about that — I did not set the rules! hehe… but maybe there will be another event in the future some time.

One chance will be the workshop with Scott Bourne in Florida in the middle of January. Pop on over to that page to reserve a spot if you are interested.

Daily Photo – The Edge of Glacier National Park at Sunrise

While the whole family was still asleep in the nearby Many Glaciers Lodge, I woke up early to catch the sunrise. The morning light cast that pretty red glow across mountain… and you can even see the pinkness of the distant snow to the left. It was definitely frigid ice-cold, but that crispness seemed to add to the clarity of it all.

We had a discussion after the event tonight about the nature of sunrises versus sunsets. Personally, I feel like the quality of the air and clouds is very different at both, but I can’t quite put my finger on it. Maybe it is the warm air turning cooler at sunset versus the opposite at sunrise. I don’t know, but it is interesting to think about.

The Edge of Glacier National Park at Sunrise

  • Your photography is seriously helping to change my life. Every day i get more inspired by your beautiful photographs! I am aiming to buy myself an entry level DSLR asap and begin my own journey with photography anew!
    Thank you for your continuing commitment to beauty!
    All the best

  • Trey, Thanks again for coming to talk tonight. You will be glad to know I think everyone got in! The rules unfortunately are set by those pesky fire marshals but we got in just under so glad no one that was there missed such a great talk. Seeing Trey walk through his tutorial in person was great. I am jealous of the few who got into his first workshop that will eb an amazing learning experience!

  • Beautiful ! I loved this picture ! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • jawsh3539

    Wow! Another winner. Great shot.

  • This is another beauty, Trey! Thanks for sharing this with us!

  • Trey,

    When you set up for a Landscape HDR what meter do you use on your camera and what do you meter in the scene?

  • Could you write a blog post sometime soon about finding shooting sites on location?

    Your comments on this one indicated that you were staying at a lodge nearby, but then what? Did you scout the day before? Use Google Earth? Ask at the lodge? Not just for this picture, but in general. I’m thinking of some of your other great shots, like Hong Kong at night and many of the Andes images.



  • Last night I was reading your book. My copy came yesterday. Fantastic job! I’m enjoying it very much. Now I’m waiting for my next Christmas present, a new fisheye. Speaking of Christmas, hope you and your family have a merry one. See you in Chicago. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Beautiful photo, Trey!! Thanks for sharing some of Montana with the world!!!!!

  • Thanks for the photo. Your photos keep adding to my places I want to visit.

  • Colleen

    I love Glacier. Wish I could make my pictures look like this.

  • I like that you keep your skies managed without the over-baked halos. Nicely done as always.

  • casusan

    Oh wow! This is outstanding Trey! Love the sunrise on the mountains and that beautiful water!

  • Lovely photo Trey ๐Ÿ˜€ And also, congrats with the new SmugMug page look. Looks elegant, beautiful and well organised. SmugMug are great, I love my profile with them ๐Ÿ™‚ Keep the pics coming!

  • Thanks all! ๐Ÿ™‚

    BSimak – thanks! I look forward to meeting you in Chicago too

    Steve – I may make a post about that some time – I think I do talk about it at a high level somewhere in that book! hehe

    Eleazar – I set to aperture pri mode and then I let the meter be automatic.

    Curtis – Thanks – yes I don’t like the halos either!

  • great shot ๐Ÿ™‚
    Any info on the shot taken!!!!

  • Umesh – if you click through to the FLickr photo – I keep all the EXIF data on there for you to explore.

  • I am learning about smug mug also with the business that I am in and we are loving it. I am sure your pics printed out big are going to be fantastic!

  • WOW !

    Awesome view and image.

  • @treyratcliff dig your hdr treatment have a moment to check out mine? grats on the book.

  • What a view…I wish I could go to that place some day

  • Thanks for the great talk last night Trey, I really enjoyed it. I love me some nanometers.


  • What a great HDR shot. Congratulations.

  • Good shot. I’d want to climb that mountain and see the bridge from up there.

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