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The Sanctum of the Santa María del Mar Cathedral Here is another amazing place in Barcelona, Spain -- this is the famed Santa María del Mar Cathedral. I do like taking photos in these old churches, and I hope one day to photograph the inside of the Sagrada Família. It's still under construction, and I think getting the right kind of permission is fairly difficult. I'd like to be there at the perfect time of day with just the right kind of lighting. I don't mind all the construction going on -- I think something pretty amazing could come out of the shot. Anyway, this is one of those things on my personal photo bucket-list!- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.
The Soft Hills on the way to Paradise, New Zealand Just beyond Glenorchy, which is just a shade beyond Queenstown, lies a little place called Paradise. The road gets tinier and tinier as you get closer. A few miles before the road becomes all dirt, I pulled over to these soft rolling hills. They were covered with little sheep families, walking to and fro.One the rare occasion when I am in the field with students, I have them notice a bunch of things. I've touched on this before, and this is another good example. It has to do with the location of the sunlight. There are three elements that can be lit here - the hills and/or the mountains and/or the clouds. Every combination looks dramatically different in the final shot. When you are there on the scene, the light changes so gradually, you don't notice. So you have to teach yourself to be mindful of the untimely flow of light. - Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.
The Gate in Malibu On my recent trip to California, I decided to stay in Malibu. I've stayed almost everywhere in the LA area, but never out here. I found a really cool place on the beach using Jetsetter.com. I've used that three or four times now - always with good results. The other places I used it for was London and Ibiza, and both were outstanding hotels. One sunset, I walked over to the Malibu docks at sunset. They were pretty empty, with just a few people strolling around. And there was this nice painted gate looking so nice in the evening lights. It made for such a good pic that I took one with my phone and my D3X!- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.