Portraits and People
Big Cities and Little 'uns
The Golden Gate Bridge at Dusk I had spent the previous night up in Napa, visiting my mom and grandmother. This was a long day with a stop in Petaluma to see Leo's operation, a fast hike through the Muir Woods, and then a visit to the Golden Gate Bridge to catch its majesty at sunset.I'm sure locals know this spot very well, but I found it thanks to Google Earth. I knew it would be a cool spot, but driving to these spots is always a bit sketchy when you have never been there before. It appeared to be a simple jog off Highway 1, and it actually was. It's nice when something that looks easy ends up actually being easy! This isn't usually the case. Even better, the wind wasn't howling a mile a minute, which I think can happen around here if you don't watch out!After I took this, I could hardly wait to get back home to process the final image. I don't know about y'all, but I find the post-processing just as fun as the actual shooting... I really get a kick out of it!- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.
The Lonely but Beautiful Path I have a lot of alone time. When I am out shooting, I am totally in my own world. In fact, I'm even double-in-my-own-world because I have my iPod on and I drift away into pure right-brain mode. It's quite nice, in a way, because I do achieve a zen-like peace where time does not matter.I've worked with a few photographers that will copy and paste a sky from one photo and put it into another photo. I don't do that stuff - that is waaaay too much editing for me. All the clouds and colors you see are true and wonderfully there. I even sat with a guy once who would take a perfect moon out of one photo and paste it into another! I simply can't bring myself to do anything like that... it's just too over-the-top!Anyway, I hope you enjoy this new photo from Florida... I've got some more beautiful ones coming up in the next week, so stay tuned!- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.
What a city! It’s literally like TRON at night. Thanks again to Dubai Films for flying me all around in that crazy military helicopter. There was no door on either side and I had a strap-on. Well, not that kind. Or maybe I did? No, I didn’t. I had this strap that would come off the top of the helicopter and wrap around me. I could walk around and shoot out either side. But, honestly, the strap had so much slack on it that I could have literally jumped OUT of the helicopter and dangled a bit. I thought about it, but my better judgment said no.- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.