Long Road in Montana


Google+ Invites – How-to-System

This system helps your friends get into the invite queue! It may take a bit, but all systems are go. I’ve met hundreds of people in Google video hangouts so far… may see you soon too! πŸ™‚

[Note: Once you are invited, it may take a bit to get the email as Google+ is throttling incoming members.]

1) Already in Google+? Β We need your help! Β Jump to step 3!

2) Come to StuckInCustoms Facebook Page and see if you can find a thread that has remaining invitations. Put your email in that thread (not on the wall).

3) Accept your invite when it arrives, then return to the StuckInCustoms Facebook Page and pay it forward by saying, “I have 10-15 (whatever) invites for Google+ so leave your email below and I’ll get you in!”

4) To invite people in, create a new circle and fill it with email addresses that need access.

5) Share a post or photo with that circle, and it will ask you if you want to email people not in Google+. Say yes, and they will get an email invite!

And, if you are looking for me in Google+, here is My Google Profile.

Google+ Tips

– Come see this thread if you are looking for Tips on video Hangouts!

– Here is a Photographer’s List in Google+

– Here is Part 2 of the Photographer’s List in Google+

Daily Photo – Long Road in Montana

This is the road I got stuck on after my 4-wheeler caught on fire. Now, of course, I had all my photography equipment with me… who wouldn’t take a whole host of photo equipment on a 4-wheeler joyride? I don’t know! I mean, you gotta be ready just in case the dang thing catches on fire!

Long Road in MontanaThis is the road I got stuck on after my 4-wheeler caught on fire.  Now, of course, I had all my photography equipment with me... who wouldn't take a whole host of photo equipment on a 4-wheeler joyride?  I don't know!  I mean, you gotta be ready just in case the dang thing catches on fire!- Trey RatcliffRead more, including some info on how to snag a Google+ invite, here at the Stuck in Customs blog.

And further down that road, a few days later, I saw this… I posted this a while ago, but I’m re-posting in case you missed it…


  • Susan

    Love both of these Trey- especially that loooong road!Happy 4th tomorrow!

  • The older one is one of my favorites of yours. The new one is stunning! Truly awesome!

  • Susan, it has struck me many times how you are almost always the first one to post a comment on Trey’s updates… I wish mum mum was as speedy at liking/commenting on my works, haha πŸ˜‰
    Both these shots are great, stunning color in both scenes. On the sunset one specifically, I cannot wait to try this myself seeing as my Promote Control arrived today πŸ˜€

  • Ah yes “The Lonely Trinity” I believe the older one of today’s posts is called – definitely one of those “one-off” scenes that you can’t help but capture. The new one is pretty cool too – sorry to hear about the 4×4 although i’m sure it lived to fight another day!

  • Whoops on the double “mum” that doesn’t read very well does it? Haha…

  • Ah. I totally love the Shack-Tree-Cloud pic. It’s one of my favorites that you have. When I see a solo cloud now I always think about that shot. What’s it called? Three Friends, or something like that, right? The first shot of the road through Montana is really stunningly beautiful. That’s some old school Trey magic right there.

    Quick question bro. Between Nik Effects, OnOne Photo Tools and Lucis Pro 6.0 which would you think is the better tool? Forget the cost element. Which one do you think is the better package/compliment for HDR folk?

    sidenote: I will never forget Jose Bias pointing at Ashton and screaming, “…THAT LAUGHING GUY!” today in court. What a great pop culture moment that was. Not since OJ tried to jam the bloody glove on his fist have I been so surprised.

  • Lovely photo, Trey. Just gorgeous! Love the lines. And the Lonely Trinity is awesome. A little strange that I was just talking to you an hour ago… (and the hangout is still going strong, 4 of us stalwarts still on!).

  • Awesome! I can imagine the situation: tripod setup to snap brackets while the 4×4 is bellowing smoke behind you, lol

  • Chris Pienaar

    The story about the 4 wheeler catching fire reminds me of when I got stuck with a 4×4 in Moremi Botswana, with a croc swimming through the bow wave of the truck just before it finally stuck. Water came up into the cab and I had to choose between my equipment and my wife ( she still mad at me ) Then I had to wait for help and got some really great HDR shots of post thunderstorm sky. That is why we take all the gear all the time. I love the sunset shot, but where are the pics of the 4 wheeler?

  • James

    love the colors on the first photo!!

    btw google has opened up Google+ to the public: http://www.karthikk.net/2011/07/google-signups-are-now-open/

  • Patrick Ahles

    Both shots are gorgeous!

    @Chris: the croc didn’t make it? πŸ˜›

  • Simon Morris

    Mmmm, both wonderful and dreamy looking images Trey – if I had to choose my favourite… well, it would have to be the first one! Gorgeous, wide open plains with that distinct mountain range in the distance… excellent! πŸ™‚
    PS… I still like the other one too, yeah! πŸ˜‰

  • Beautiful sunset photo. The second one is a really interesting photo, I like how the tree and the building look like they’re pointing at the cloud. The rest of the scene is so void of anything interesting that it really makes those things stand out.
    I finished watching the first lesson of the photography course last night, so far I’m enjoying it and have already learned a few new things. Looking forward to re-watching part of it tonight before playing around with the source files.

  • Gail in Montana

    Of course, I love this photos. I have the first one here at my home! Thanks for sharing all your photos, Trey!! And for posting Montana today πŸ™‚ Happy 4th of July everyone here in the states. Have a great day, all!

  • Wow, that IS a long road, isn’t it?

    Like a lot of your stuff, but there’s something about this that hits the sweet spot for me! Here’s one of my recent efforts, and something you should recognize, Trey! http://www.flickr.com/photos/mattsh/5866060710/

  • Thanks everyone!

    If you only get one of those, get Nik. It is faster and gives a quick variety of results…

  • I’m thrilled to see a few Montana pictures. Most of my photography comes from western North Dakota and eastern Montana, so I love to see it through other people’s eyes…and not many photographers actually make it out here.

  • Your HDR work is inspiring Trey. I love that road image.

  • Angh

    Is that the Highwoods in the background of the 1st photo? It’s lovely.

  • Crazy good hdr photos! What an inspiration you are !
    Was the house in the second picture actually leaning to the right or was that some kind of lens effect?

  • Thanks Greg! No – everything was leaning in that direction! πŸ™‚

  • Angh – I don’t know what that is back there….

  • Trey – Thanks for the reply.
    Speed aside – Do you feel like Nik is the best overall?
    I think LucisPro is awesome but somewhat limited in it’s variety of effects. It does what it does really well, but how often do I want that look for $500? (Plus having an extra Dongle creeps me out as I am insecure in my sexuality.)
    I haven’t used OnOne though and I am intrigued by the promise of their website.
    I have the entire Topaz suite, but frankly I’m a little bored with it. That’s what intrigued me about OnOne. Nik seems to mirror Topaz a bit to me. So I was curious if OnOne is just more of the same or different enough from Topaz to be worth the $500 to get the suite.

  • Love both photos Trey but the second one is my favorite. Love the leaning house.

  • Both these rock big style, I absolutely love the processing on the long road.

  • Fantastic images!

  • Hi Trey,
    It was great hanging out in G+ on Saturday night. Thanks for showing up some Disney wall art πŸ˜‰

    I read a distributing article about photographers and Google Plus tonight. I’d like to know your thoughts about this.


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