Come see a giant work of mine at Art Southampton starting on July 9!

Come out to the huge Art Southampton Event!

Starting on July 9th, one of my biggest works will be displayed at Art Southamption in New York. The work is the one below and it’s printed at about nine feet across (3 meters). We used a very special printing process for it that you can see below. When you get there, look up Dranoff Fine Art or to find out more, you can email him at [email protected].

Daily Photo – Poking the front of your face through the veil

Those lovely green hills in the southern Guangxi province of China might look soft and plush, but the fauna hides a nearly impossible-to-ascend rockiness that has the consistency of chunky black glass. I know this because I had to ascend one of those spires to get this photo, which was hard enough during the day, but during the descent in the dark of night, it was an exercise in blood loss.

Poking the front of your face through the veil

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-06-07 00:00:00
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/15
  • Aperture8
  • ISO125
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

  • Jason Piper

    Amazing scenery, it almost looks unreal!

  • louis

    One of my favourite shots as well a place of visiting.

  • susan ratcliff

    sooo beautiful! That large format printing is very cool 🙂

  • Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the metadata captured in a photo also included the effort, calories, and time spent to get to that location as well as the amount of blood (and sweat) lost in the process? That is one reason I “like” photos of the aurora borealis. They aren’t really my favorite pics to look at but I can appreciate the effort that so many go through to take them -sitting night after night in sub zero temps hoping to see anything, anything at all.

  • haha yeah that would be awesome

  • sachintya

    Wowza…. That is some photograph @treyratcliff:disqus. Amaaaazing after your New York times square and the Japanese bamboo forest (actually betters them)!!!!! Well done!

  • sachintya

    Trey, I do not see the option to purchase the print in your smugmug gallery. Am I missing something?

  • We don’t sell prints there any more — only through

  • Denise Fletcher

    I love your art. I just got back into painting again.
    Thanks for sharing

  • thank you so much @disqus_hFWztRKfa5:disqus 🙂

  • Glenn Guy

    What an amazing process – one that really brings out the best in your fine art images Trey. I loved the video, particularly the smooth radio voice of Mr Ollie Dale

  • Doug Richardson

    Absolutely love your large prints.. Recently went to the top of Moon Hill just to get a glimpse of what you photographed, very inspirational!!

  • Fred Carter

    Trey, this is a process question.

    I watched the video about making the print. Very interesting. I also saw the press copy at where it spoke of some of the prints “being created out of over 200 individual photos.”

    I am curious if there were 200-ish photos taken at the original session, or if these additional “photos” are a result of the process used to create very large prints. I know that panorama techniques are often used in landscapes to get higher resolution, and, if done using HDR, this would have a multiplicative effect. (say, a grid of 20 photos each shot at 3 different exposures yields 60 pictures).

    That said, I recall a number of these being posted to the site, but I don’t recall the mention of many, many shots. Maybe it just wasn’t relevant, or maybe my memory is failing :-).

    Anyway, if it would be possible to explain this a bit more, it would be much appreciated.

  • Jasse

    I have been following you for over 5 years, and this picture blows my mind! Thank you so much for posting it.

  • Mahmmud Yousef

    This is my favorite picture ever!!! Honestly, every time I see it I want to grab my camera and just take photos all day!!!! It’s mega super fantastically AWESOME!!!! My goal is to some day go to this place and Create my own vision of this amazing photo!!!!

  • cesar mendez

    Hello Trey, since I saw this picture I said to my self that I have to go and see it, so I went there last week, and the place is super amazing, but I was a little disappointed when I realize that its not a 100% true like your picture, the way you stitched the pano made the place look a lot better, dont get me wrong, the picture is amazing, very difficult to reproduce, Ill send you copy of mine when I finish the processing.
    By the way, in Yangshuo I saw one of your pictures of the fishermen printed in postal cards that they were selling, maybe they bought the rights from you, I dont know

  • cesar mendez

    here is the pic, sorry

  • cesar mendez

    Hi Trey Ratcliff, I finished my photo inspired by yours, its not as good as yours and its not intended to be better than yours, just having fun with the pictures, let me know if you would like to see it.
    Have a nice workshop in Venice by the way!

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