Awesome Earth People
Big Cities and Little 'uns
The Vaults I find that every time I take a photo of a huge cathedral, like the granddaddy here in London, that I take a landscape and a portrait shot. You just can't get it all in! And then, I think, well if I could, why wouldn't I just go ahead and do a full 360 shot? Where do you stop? Hehe this is a problem in a way...But, seriously, I always have trouble enjoying panoramas and 360 degree photos on the web. Do you all agree?- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.
The Chinese Mothership Look at this magical place in Beijing... it's on the edge of belief.I could hardly fathom the nature of this place. I expected the lights to appear on the grid with melodic tones a mystical, alien language, like in Close Encounters. But none of that happened... So I just stood there for a long time, thinking about how incredible this place was... and took my time, setting up my system for a fitting photograph.Remember when we were kids, and we never finished our food, even under the threat of starving children in China? Now, I say to my kids, you better eat your food, or else Chinese children will grow up and create an economic powerhouse. Well too late for that!This is the amazing National Centre for the Performing Arts, or as I like to say, the 国家大剧院 -- I find that rolls of the tongue a bit easier.- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.
Rush Hour If you want to see how I made this (and how you can too!), visit my HDR Tutorial. I hope it gives you some new tricks!The HDR technique is fantastic for night shots of cities. You would think that you could simply open up the shutter for a long time and let the light stream in. Well, you can do that, but what usually happens is that some parts are over exposed while others are not quite bright enough. Each of those lights down there in the busy city streets of Seoul, Korea, have different intensities. The lights from the offices are quite dim compared to the signs on the buildings and even the taillights on the cars. The HDR process allows each of the lights to come through at an acceptable level.- Trey RatcliffClick here to read the rest of this post at the Stuck in Customs blog.