The Bvlgari in Milan

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We made three videos in Milan. One was the photo walk video, which is below. The others are an inspirational one, and one about the city itself. Those are in the process of being edited together as we package them together for release! Anyway, here is the first:

Daily Photo – The Bvlgari in Milan

Well, it goes without saying that the Bvlgari in Milan is next level. Wow. I absolutely loved this place. Every tiny detail was something out of a small dream of perfection. It wasn't ostentatious in the least. The people there were extremely accommodating and welcoming, especially to our worn and rugged crew. The pool and spa were amazing also. I can't wait to get back to this place once again. Also, the location was perfect for exploring the city.

The Bvlgari in Milan

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-05-05 10:00:48
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/4
  • Aperture11
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

Back to the Duomo in Milan

My First Time in Milan

One of my first real solo photo trips was in Italy. I remember REALLY falling in love with HDR photography here in the Duomo. Below is my first photo I took there, which was maybe eight years ago or so…

The Airy Doom of the Duomo The most difficult thing about this shot was hiding my tripod from the security guards.  The second hardest thing was the HDR processing from this shot melting my CPU core.- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.

Daily Photo – Back to the Duomo in Milan

And here's the new one I took about a month ago. They're pretty different eh? I'm not too judgmental on my older work… I try not to think better or worse, but just different. But then one part of my brain thinks the newer one is maybe just a litttttle bit better! πŸ™‚

Back to the Duomo in Milan

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-05-05 07:42:50
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time8
  • Aperture16
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan

New Interview from the Ritz-Carlton

Here’s a link in the Ritz-Carlton Journeys magazine that talks more about the nature of the tour we just did in Europe. I hope you enjoy the photos, if nothing else! πŸ™‚

Today’s photo of Milan doesn’t really match up with the top article because there is no Ritz-Carlton here, but there is an amazing Bvlgari hotel where we stayed. I’ll have to attach a photo of the pool soon!

Daily Photo – The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan

I took this one on our photo walk. It's funny because a lot of times on the photo walk, I am too rushed to get a decent shot. But it worked out well in this situation! This is actually two different shots, stacked vertically in a vertirama. I have a new video coming up for Passport Members that shows a new technique for stacking photos! πŸ™‚

The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-05-05 19:29:48
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1
  • Aperture11
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

European Photo Walk Announcement Yay!

I’m doing TEN (count ’em 10) free photo walks across Europe… also a few special day-long workshops. Wanna see the list of places? Come check out the new site at 80stays.treyratcliff.com!

See your city? Tell your friends! πŸ™‚

These photo walks are family friendly events and all are welcome. Bring a friend or two! πŸ™‚ Anything from a mobile phone to a DSLR will do swimmingly. I share lots of tips and tricks, do Q&A, and more… even better, we get to roam part of the city taking photos together. Come on out – I can’t wait to meet you! πŸ™‚

Walking about the Sorbonne in the evening

Silent Bridge

This is from a park in Milan. I forgot the name of it, but like everything in Italian, it sounds like food.

Silent Bridge in Milan

Padre, another Italian Church in HDR

Here is a church in Rome that I grabbed in HDR. The stained glass came out nicely. If you click on the image beneath it, you can see my entire set called Churches of Italy.

Padre

The Churches of Italy

The Pictures are Hung

Over the weekend we hung pictures up at the gallery. Everything looks pretty sharp and those of you are coming to the gallery opening should see something a bit different, perhaps. I don’t know… impossible to be objective, but I do know it is different than what is usually shown there at Halcyon.

I’ll be showing about 45 pieces. Here is a sampling of the ones at the show. You will notice the first three are exceptionally pointy.
Dark Storm over Vancouver:

The Rainy Season of Vancouver

Intricate:

Intricate

Spires of God:

The Duomo, the Heaven Side

Farewell Holland:

Farewell Holland

Fourth on Lake Austin:

Fourth on Lake Austin

This is Nathaniel:

This is Nathaniel

Rush Hour in Seoul:

Rush Hour

One Night in Bangkok:

One Night in Bangkok

Le Crypto

This is a crypt that was buried deep under an old church in Rome. I can assure everyone that this is one spot I was NOT supposed to be, and certainly NOT with a camera, and definitely NOT supposed to be listening on my iPod to 80’s pop tunes.

Le Crypto

I have also put this in my Churches of Italy set. The picture below from the Duomo in Milan also links to that set if you have an interest.

The Airy Doom of the Duomo

Trenitalia

This is Trenitalia in the Milan Train Station. I’ve taken this train all over Italy and it is really the best way to see the country. I highly recommend it over flying…
Trenitalia

Corner of the Duomo

It was hard not to take a good HDR picture inside of the Duomo. I can’t really take credit for it…

Stained Corner

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