Another Beautiful Forest

Trey’s 360 Podcast, “Walking with Clever People”

Welcome to Season 4, Episode 11! In this moody episode, I wander with Kevin Rose through a beautiful forest in Portland, Oregon. Before I tell you what we talk about, let me tell you more about Kevin!

Kevin is one of the fun success stories of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. I first came across him while watching Diggnation, which was the regular show in the orbit of the site he founded, Digg.com. Besides that, he was a founder with Revisiion3, Pownce, and Milk. After all that, he was a partner at Google Ventures. Now he lives in Portland with his awesome brainy wife Daria and his daughter Zelda. There’s another daughter on the way any day now, judging by Daria’s ponderous belly.

Kevin has a great podcast that I’ve recommended a few times and I’ll do it now again: Go check out The Kevin Rose Show. I’m going to be on an upcoming episode but I can’t say what we talk about!

Note you can control the camera by grabbing the screen and moving it around. It’s a little wonky because the gyro was not calibrated, but think of it like a game. If you have enough bandwidth, click the gear and choose the maximum resolution!

As for this walk n’ talk, we discuss a myriad of subjects:
Vulnerability, Kevin’s dad and approval of strangers
Why we love Japan
Psychedelics and counseled sessions using psilocybin
Kids
Hug in the Secret Whisky Bar

Here are links to stuff we mentioned:
Book – Geek in Japan
Book – How to Change Your Mind: What the New Science of Psychedelics Teaches Us About Consciousness, Dying, Addiction, Depression, and Transcendence
Podcast – Michael Pollan interviewed by Kevin Rose
Trey’s Gear and Kit Page

Daily Photo – Another Beautiful Forest

I thought it would be fun to include a foresty photo in here from Series 1 of the fine art over at www.TreyRatcliff.com. I recently did a re-master of this photo, and you can see the complete how-to if you are a Passport Member. Jump on in there, and if you want an exact link to that re-edit, follow this link.

Another Beautiful Forest

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2019-02-20 16:02:23
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time4
  • Aperture11
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length14.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias+2

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Not a Doll in Morocco

Japanese Doll Town

I can’t figure out if this is creepy or kind of Japanese-cool. There is a town in the south of Japan called Nagoro where they place life-sized dolls of people that used to live there on permanent display. See the article here. Okay, maybe I’m leaning more towards creepy now that I look at the photos again. I’d like to go there and take photos at night.

Daily Photo – Not a Doll in Morocco

In this perfect little mountain town of Chefchaoen, women dress lavishly with so many different colors. Everyone I saw seemed to have a lot of character and were simply just interesting to watch. Sure, of course, I took photos from time to time, but I mostly just walked around and watched people.

Not a Doll in Morocco

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-03-18 00:58:32
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/4000
  • Aperture
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Lava in Tokyo

A plug for my friend Clayton

Clayton Morris was nice enough to help me out a bit with my new book, so I wanted to plug his website over at www.ClaytonMorris.com – go check it out and his new book!

Daily Photo – Lava in Tokyo

I took this from the window of the Google offices in Tokyo. I was there giving an art talk one evening, and I took this a little bit before that. It was a great evening and I made some new friends. A whole lot of us went out that night and they showed me what salary-men do on a typical Friday night. I can tell you there was a lot of drinking and hilarity involved! We ended up getting Ramen around 3 AM. Man, that hit the spot!

Lava in Tokyo

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2014-03-19 22:02:48
  • CameraILCE-7R
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time10
  • Aperture11
  • ISO50
  • Focal Length70.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Another Visit to Shinjuku

Two Photos of the Same Place

Well, I’m a bit disappointed with myself, I must say. I don’t know why I returned to the exact same place to try to improve on a photo I already loved. I think the mission was doomed from the beginning. Anyway, here is the first photo I took:

Shinjuku!

Daily Photo – Another Visit to Shinjuku

Yeah, so today’s Daily Photo was taken about six months after the one above. I like the one above better. I very rarely re-visit the same place twice to try to improve on a shot, and now I’m just filled with more self-doubt than ever. I’ll never do it again. Well, maybe.

Another Visit to Shinjuku

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-11-02 06:08:48
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time4
  • Aperture11
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias+1

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Jamming Out in Tokyo

The Creation of Life Raft for a Death Trip

Hey, how about another mesmerizing making-of video from one of my favorite artists, Android Jones. I find his process to be quite inspirational.

Daily Photo – Jamming Out in Tokyo

Shibuya Crossing in the middle of Tokyo is a paradise for photographers. If you enjoy taking photos of people, this place will provide the maximum bandwidth for you. One time when I was there, I saw a live band playing on one of the corners. They were all dressed in gas masks and I have no idea what they were singing about (it was in Japanese). But, they looked pretty awesome, and I grabbed this shot whilst listening to their inscrutable music.

Jamming Out in Tokyo

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-07-22 10:50:39
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/60
  • Aperture3.5
  • ISO1600
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Wandering in Kyoto

Japan Highlight Video

Here is a copy of our Japanese highlight video from early in the year – enjoy!

Daily Photo – Wandering in Kyoto

I don’t think I would ever get tired when wandering around streets in Japan. I can’t quite figure out my fascination with it. I’ve really tried to analyze why it is so appealing. I find them all to be organically pleasing on an aesthetic level for one. Also, I like seeing all the little restaurants and funky sake bars, knowing I could just walk into any one of them, any time, sit down and have a rest while putting amazing stuff in my mouth part.

Wandering in Kyoto

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2009-09-28 08:21:36
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time1
  • Aperture8
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length24.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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Tokyo Tower Just After Dusk

Japan Highlight Video

My team and I recently visited four great cities in Japan as part of our ongoing 80 Stays around the World tour. Check out this short video with highlights from Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, and Okinawa!

Daily Photo – Tokyo Tower Just After Dusk

To me, this tower looks way cooler at night. In the daytime, it kind of reminds me just of some construction scaffolding. I think it is because of the color patterns of red and white. Also, the shape of the tower can only be compared to the Eiffel Tower, and I think the shape of the Eiffel is more compelling. Hey, I know I’m being really tower-critical, but it is something that I’ve obviously spent too much time thinking about.

Tokyo Tower Just After Dusk

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-11-03 01:40:03
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time6
  • Aperture4
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length45.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias-2/3

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The Treetop Temple in Kyoto of Kiyomizu-dera

Passport Sunday Party!

Today for Passport Members is a special and fun edit because you get to see me re-master the photo from Kyoto below and transform it into the new version. This is the 2nd of 3 photos I am re-mastering for Series 2 of the fine art series at TreyRatcliff.com.

First, here is the photo I made about 7 years ago. I still quite like it… but I think I’ve improved upon it a bit.

The Temple Protects Kyoto

Kyoto Remastered

Want to follow along and edit with my same files? Well you’re in luck because here are my 5 RAW files for this temple in Kyoto.

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Daily Photo – The Treetop Temple in Kyoto of Kiyomizu-dera

Ahhh, beautiful Kyoto! It’s one of my favorite cities in the world, so going back to re-master this one, seven years later, was still as much of a joy as the first time. It was also great to use better tools like Aurora HDR. to give it a better “look.” Before, I think I might have just used the sliders in Photomatix and not even done any touchup in Photoshop. I’ve also learned a lot more about color theory and this sort of thing in the time betwixt.

The Treetop Temple in Kyoto of Kiyomizu-dera

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2009-09-29 03:54:08
  • CameraNIKON D3X
  • Camera MakeNikon
  • Exposure Time8
  • Aperture8
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length19.0 mm
  • FlashNo Flash
  • Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
  • Exposure Bias

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I Love Rain in Tokyo

Movie Night Presets!

Today’s photo was made using my Movie Night Presets. Go have a look and see if you are interested! Here’s a little promo video for them below.

 

Daily Photo – I Love Rain in Tokyo

I know you may be getting tired of my rain-in-Tokyo shots, but that’s just too bad. I probably took about 500 photos over the three nights it was raining there. I mostly stuck around Shinjuku, although I should have gotten over to Ginza. It was very very cold, and I was kind of hoping for some snow. I’ve seen some snow photos in Tokyo that are so beautiful. Oh well, maybe next time!

I Love Rain in Tokyo

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2018-02-02 03:08:59
  • CameraILCE-7RM3
  • Camera MakeSony
  • Exposure Time1/125
  • Aperture4
  • ISO8000
  • Focal Length84.0 mm
  • FlashOff, Did not fire
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias

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Autumn in Kyoto

From the Archives

How about a blast from the past? Here is a Very Old Video from Japan. I made this on one of my first trips there. Obviously, I was still experimenting with video… slo-mo, timelapse, all that jazz. Either way, you’ll definitely enjoy the part with the snow monkeys. 🙂

Daily Photo – Autumn in Kyoto

If you only have a week or so to spend in Japan, I recommend spending an equal amount of time in Tokyo and Kyoto. That way, you get to see the crazy Blade-Runner city side of Tokyo and the pastoral, natural side of Kyoto. I took this photo right in the beginning of Autumn at a temple near Kyoto. By the way, there are about 100 temples just a short drive from the main city, and you can't go wrong with any of them. I was actually a week or two early before the colors really started to change, but you can already see shape of the incredible colors there.

Autumn in Kyoto

Photo Information

  • Date Taken2017-11-07 18:24:21
  • CameraX1D
  • Camera MakeHasselblad
  • Exposure Time1/1000
  • Aperture3.5
  • ISO100
  • Focal Length30.0 mm
  • Flash
  • Exposure ProgramManual
  • Exposure Bias-1

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