The Pink Sea Spray at Sunset and Interview with Kate Russell

Recent Interview with Kate Russell

You may remember Kate from the BBC; many years ago when she did a story about this site. She helped to make the site very popular in the UK — so we all have her to thank for that!

Kate has launched a new book called Working The Cloud, where she just posted a recent interview with me. There is a lot about business and this sort of thing, not so much about the photography. But maybe you’ll still enjoy it if you want to hear about those sorts of matters. Here is a little snippet from it:

Pinterest is another huge success for you, but is there any reason for non-visual businesses to engage with it?

TREY: Pinterest is awesome. I think I have about five million followers there and it is 90% women. Women connect the world and make it work! I know this because I was raised by my mom and sister… so I am sensitive to these things, you see. Anyway, even if, as you say, someone has a “non-visual business”, then they should still use Pinterest to build a brand around people and passions associated with the product or service. Let’s say for example, err… maybe a non-visual-business is something like… errr… let me see here, thinking out loud… well it’s hard to think of one… okay how about an accounting firm. I can’t think of anything more boring or non-visual than that. You could post photos of things that people in the accounting firm are passionate about… and you can build a personal connection that way. Let’s say that Steve, who is an expert in Irish Intellectual Property Tax Law is really into collecting steampunk stuff. Well he could pin a lot of steampunk gizmos. And Sally, who is a real killer when it comes to Inheritance Law in the Isle of Man is into candle-making. She can pin a lot of pretty candles and nonsense like that into the firm’s Pinterest with her own little personal note. That will give the accounting firm more of a human face and a bit more personality.

Daily Photo – The Pink Sea Spray at Sunset

Behind this exploding wave at Big Sur is something that I have never seen before. Why didn’t I take a photo of it? It’s because taking a good photo of a pod of whales from the beach is almost impossible! At least, it appears to be impossible for me. I’ve never seen whales so close into the beach. Maybe it happens all the time around there, but I was quite surprised. Have you ever seen a pod of whales from the beach?

The Pink Sea Spray at Sunset

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2013-04-25 00:00:00
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/200
  • Aperture5
  • ISO160
  • Focal Length72.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

  • Casper van Zyl

    Cool shot!

  • susan ratcliff

    Beautiful Trey – no I’ve never seen whales in a pod – must have been exciting! 🙂

  • This is such a cool blog.

    Do you know about my book?

    Also, can you post one of my photos on your blog? They’re at

  • Christin McLeod

    I’ve seen a pod of dolphins from the beach, but never whales! How magical it must’ve been!!!

  • Maria Falvey

    I can hear it, smell it and feel that spray on my skin – Ahhh!

  • Trey Ratcliff

    Thanks! 🙂

  • Daniela Nievergelt

    Very nice story and great picture. About 2 years ago something similar happened to me. I was snorkeling near the beach in Maui and was on the way out of the water when I saw people at the beach pointing towards the ocean. I turned around and – just a few hundred feet in front of me – a pod of humpback whales was jumping in and out of the water. This was such an amazing moment for me!

  • Super T –

    The spray actually looks like wings to me. Maybe this coffee is extra strong, but it looks like wings of water taking off from the ocean into the setting sun. Really cool.

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