New York City Travel

SmugMug Winners – Free SmugMug Pro account!

For everyone that didn’t win, you can at least use “STUCKINCUSTOMS” to save money over at SmugMug. If you want more info, see my full SmugMug Review here on the site.

I picked five people from the recent photowalk in San Francisco (see the tag on G+), and here they are: Keith Cuddeback, Omar AlQabandi, Joe Ercoli, Joette A. Wangsgard, and Dave Bell. Just leave a comment below and I’ll be sure to have our support team hook you up with your prize!

More categories?

Are you a newcomer to the site?  Yes, besides all the photography tutorials and stuff, there are endless categories of countries and locations down the righthand side there.  The site may be going through a redesign soon, but I’ll be sure to always keep that monster-list somewhere!

Daily Photo – New York City Travel

So this is my newest photo of Times Square.  I return to this spot time and time again.  The situation, light, cars, people, and billboards are always different, so it’s never a dull subject.  It’s also always such a challenge to shoot that it keeps all my senses fully honed.  In fact, I’m already thinking about going back to New York City for another photograph of Times Square!

New York City TravelSo this is my newest photo of Times Square.  I return to this spot time and time again.  The situation, light, cars, people, and billboards are always different, so it’s never a dull subject.  It’s also always such a challenge to shoot that it keeps all my senses fully honed.  In fact, I’m already thinking about going back to New York City for another photograph of Times Square!- Trey RatcliffClick here to read this entire post at the Stuck in Customs blog.

  • Funky cool shot Trey.  Check out the version I did a few years back – it’s an 8 minute long exposure that rendered all the peeps and cars invisible:
    Hope the move is going well for you.  New Zealand is on my list of places to go…

  • Awesome shot – I love all your shots from NY – know you have alot of patience for the right shot – super work!

  • Dave Bell

    Woot!! Cool and awesome!!

  • Casper van Zyl

    Every time I see or hear about New York I think of the movie and that tune comes back to mind.  “New York New york its a wonderful town” I did not raise my voice on this one as I sound to croaky. Very well lit up city with cheap shopping over Christmas, I like.

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  • GinoBarasa

    Hey Trey – Your original Times Square image was the image that first blew my mind because I couldn’t figure out how you froze the moving screens and people so well with bracketed images.  I was forced to attend your class just to get there.  Now that was one iconic image.  They should hang THAT ONE in the Smith too!

  • Casper van Zyl

    I agree Gino

  • NathanFirebaugh

    Another great image Trey! I recently took a trip to Washington, DC you should check out my photographs on facebook, and let me know what you think! Search for either me or Nathan Firebaugh Photography. Thanks

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  • Great photo of Times Square.  I still remember being there in 1987!!!  Good memories!  Thanks for sharing, have a great Wednesday 🙂

  • ChrisBojanovich

    I love the colors in the sky!! Please DO come to NYC…. We need  a Trey NYC photowalk!!

  • Wow, this just put my Times Square photos to shame!! Mine are all a bit grungy, yours is so crisp and life-like. Amazing!

    I think I’ll have to make a return trip now I’ve had more practice.

  • Vincent Randal

    Oh wow Gino I did not realize how much is going on in this photo. Your point about capturing it with bracketed images makes me really wonder how to get a photo like this. Hmmm … can I learn this from Trey’s HDR tutorial (either the written one or the video series)??? I think it’s time to make some coffee and seriously go through Trey’s tutorial. And maybe think about the class – a really good excuse to go to New Zealand now!

  • GinoBarasa

    Yes, Trey’s tutorials should clue you in on how this is achieved.  But if he gives classes in the future – TAKE THEM!

  • Thejas K R

    Beautiful image.  Very smart composition.  I liked the balance of centered road with that of the asymmetry of light pole.  More than all that, very pretty image!!

  • Trey Ratcliff

    Thanks! 🙂

  • In2photos

    That’s way cool Trey!  Thank you so much for the fabulous prize.  How really great this photowalk has turned out to be: learning a lot from you, coming back with some pretty awesome photos, meeting some new folks and now this.  Oh, and I almost forgot about the lens tissues 😉  Hope to see you back in California again or NZ when I go there next year.  Cheers Mate!

  • Ian Hex

    I’ve been thinking about your categories actually. Most of them are locations. Do you know what you need in your new site design?

    A map.

    And not a plain, functional one you find the likes of Bing or Google Maps using (as a good as they are).

    But an old cartographer’s map, complete with paper-folds and worn edges. It will have pins indicating places from all over the world that you’ve taken photos at. People will be able to zoom in and out of the map to get more location specific, such as the various places in Iceland you’ve been. And every pin takes you to the post with the photo, or group of posts, dependant on how far zoomed in the user is.

    I think this would be much more of an immersive, visual, engaging experience than a list of textual links.

    Anyway, just an idea I had to share. =]

  • Trey Ratcliff

    This is a cool idea – I have something like this in Stuck On Earth now – called “Trey’s Passport”

  • Joe Ercoli

    Whoa! I won something? Thanks Trey, I totally wasn’t expecting that! Too bad you left town before the weekend, the Golden Gate Bridge 75th Birthday was really a great event…

  • Ian Hex

     Ah-ha, I see! I’ve still yet to get that app actually (thanks for the reminder). Perhaps you could bring that into this site, then. =]

  • I think that’s a great idea Ian. Very cool. I have something like that at home. But, first I had to travel to the top two corners of the map so it wouldn’t fall off the wall.

  • Ian, your world is not complete without Stuck On Earth 🙂

  • JoetteAWangsgard

    Trey, I can’t even tell you how humbled I am that you picked me as one of the winners from the photo walk.  (Honestly, when you said on Monday night that you were going to pick a winner I thought, “Well, that definitely won’t be me, but I’m going to check it out tomorrow to see who won so I can congratulate them!”  So, to actually BE one of them…yeah…my mind is reeling right now.)  Thank you so very much!  You are such an amazing, talented, awe-inspiring person, it was a true honor meeting you last week!

  • Omar AlQabandi

    I totally forgot about the Smugmug prizes! Thanks to  Joette A Wangsgard; if she didn’t tag me I probably wouldn’t know about it!……Thank you Trey and all the guys at Stuck In Customs I’m still trying to realize that I just won something!! haha…congratulations to 
    Joette A. Wangsgard,  Keith Cuddeback, Joe Ercoli and Dave Bell!! Thank you again this means a lot to me!!

  • Darlene Hildebrandt

    How do we get to see the winning images?  The link to the hashtag doesn’t work, for me anyway. Thanks

  • wbj

    Trey  — It would be nice to see a version of Stuck on Earth for the Mac also.  I’d rather browse all the great pics on a 27″ monitor than an IPad.  I’d pay for that.   Just my two cents.

  • Vincent Randal

    I’m wondering wbj, if you can log into flickr and do that. It’s worth a try. Or maybe it’s just not the same as having the real Stuck on Earth app.

  • Jolu GonzOlivz

    I’m not familiar with your photos , I have probably admired some without knowing, they belong to you.  This is an impressive beautiful site and you know how to capture it to make even better.  I like watching photos but I’m barely getting into it.  I’ll be your follower from now on.   

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