Portraits and People
Big Cities and Little 'uns
A Bar with a View This is an incredible bar in that overlooks the amazing city of Tokyo. The place was amazingly awesome, and I could see it becoming a major hangout if I lived in the city. Then again, everywhere I went I could picture as a major hangout! Can anyone figure out exactly where this was taken? These little photo mysteries don't last long around here!- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.
I took an afternoon hike in the remote area of Java just outside the town of Jogjakarta to explore this temple. It's called Prambanan, and it was built around 850 CE.
The rain was pouring down, which left me and Will there pretty much alone, except for a few wild deer in the area. I waited through the rain because I knew if it cleared there would be a great sunset. I had a little baggy over my camera to keep it dry until everything passed...
While waiting on the rain to stop, I walked around and did more up close exploration of the temples of Vishnu, Shiva, and Brahma, which were three of the largest in the complex. All the temple blocks were on the edge of collapse, after many centuries of Indonesian earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
Audio Caption - "waiting for the rain to finish"
- Trey Ratcliff
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Le Arc de Triumph from the Champs-Élysées This wonderful landmark is always fun, but challenging, to photograph. It's right in the middle of a roundabout that is as dangerous as that thing Bond got stuck in to test G-forces in Moonraker. There was a recent rain, and the Champs-Élysées was shiny and perfect in the cool dusk air. I set up and kept the f stop as high as possible so that the French passerby would fall out of the frame during the long exposure.- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.