Exploring the old Village – and new Behind the Scenes Video

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Behind the Scenes in the New Zealand Forest (silly video warning)

I ran around in the forest in New Zealand with Curtis, Karen, and Scott. We decided to make a video after we got to a stopping point… Anyway, here’s something fun (and maybe a tad useful) for you 🙂

Daily Photo – Exploring the old Village

If you ever get to Mont Saint Michel, give the whole place a full circle on the curtain wall. It’s easy to get up on the wall (and quite safe to walk on… even though walking on a wall sounds dangerous). There are stairs to get up there and everything. Anyway, the wall circumnavigates about a third of the old village and monastery. There are countless good angles. It’s also worth walking this route at least three times – Sunrise (or sunset), mid day, and night!

Exploring the old Village

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2012-11-13 00:00:00
  • CameraNIKON D800
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1/30
  • Aperture8
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length15.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias-2

  • Casper van Zyl

    Looks like you had a lot of fun in the forrest,this is one thing i do miss.When a bachelor at the camera club in JHB South Africa we use to do all these things.Now days have to wait for a holiday to go shooting. That monastery looks exciting to explore,cannot say i envy you as that is not good.While you are young its important to do what you are doing in the fresh air and NZ is one of the few places left in this world. Have a good weekend all.

  • susan ratcliff

    Such a beautiful place!! 🙂

  • Trey Ratcliff

    Thanks! 🙂

  • Dee

    This is an amazing shot!!! I absolutely love your photography. It inspired me to start my own blog 2 months back :). Am yet a novice when it comes to photography but visiting your blog everyday motivates me to learn. I love your blog.


  • These Behind The Scene videos are a real treat. I learn so much better, stickier, faster when i SEE the training. When I read lessons I have to read again and again before it sticks. So I really appreciate these videos a lot.

  • Michiel Buijse

    Great video Trey. I always watch them when I receive the newsletter. The updated Lightroompresets are great too!! Did you take the photo of Mont Saint Michel after the Paris Photowalk?

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