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Trey Ratcliff / 278 items

B 15999 C 77 E Feb 8, 2009 F Jul 14, 2009
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This is the famous Stevie Ray Vaughan statue in Austin. It's almost as famous as that little statue of mermaid in Copenhagen, Denmark (at least to Texans). It sits on the edge of Lady Bird Lake and I see it almost every day when I go on a run. In fact, I saw it today. We've had over a week of 100+ degree days here in Austin, and it's getting a little old. I'm not the young man I used to be when it comes to this sort of thing.

You can see a few cranes out there over downtown. They are in the middle of building two more high rise condos. I've been waiting patiently for them to finish so I can grab a shot of the new Austin skyline of 2010. 2010 - it's pretty close - can you believe it?

From the blog at www.stuckincustoms.com

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B 17860 C 32 E Feb 1, 2007 F Jul 13, 2009
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I recently had some spare time. Well, not really. But I did insert into my schedule something I've been meaning to do for a long time - go back and re-examine some of my Chernobyl shots. I wasn't ever happy with the way this one turned out, so I went back to give it a fresh pass.

I wrote up a long story about my trip to Chernobyl, which you might enjoy. This photo was taken just a uranium rod's throw from Chernobyl in the little town that all the workers lived in called "Pripyat". It was abandoned immediately when the meltdown happened. It was a perfect little Soviet master-planned community from the 80's. During the emergency evacuation, kids left their schoolbooks on desks, families left clothes unpacked, and cafeteria workers left food unfinished. This particular picture was taken by the playground where creepy toys creaked in the wind.

from the blog at www.stuckincustoms.com

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B 21501 C 51 E Nov 8, 2007 F Jul 12, 2009
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This is Humayun's Tomb in Delhi. It's a wonderful place full of a rich bouquet of textures and light. There isn't a bad shot of it to be had in this well-preserved Moghul tomb, and these light levels were made for HDR.

I've put another image of this tomb in the upcoming book. I talked a little more about the shot and some additional explanation about how it was made. When I go around and give talks, get feedback, and hear all the comments here on the blog, flickr, and facebook, I get a lot of repeat questions. I think the book will be a good chance to get them all in a nice definitive place where almost everything can be addressed. At least, I hope so!

from the blog at www.stuckincustoms.com

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B 17042 C 39 E Feb 14, 2009 F Jul 12, 2009
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Outside of the famous Broken Spoke in Austin, Texas, sits this old, dilapidated bus. I don't know how long this thing has been sitting there, but it looks like quite a while. If it wasn't for the rust, I guess you can assume its age from the phone number only having 7 digits. Remember that? 7-digit phone numbers now seem so quaint, like browsers without tabs.

I wonder if this bus still works. I know we have a lot of smart Texas readers who can probably tell us the answer to that little piece of trivia! Under the photo of the bus, I put up the older picture of the Broken Spoke dance hall that was taken about 20 minutes later as the sun was finishing it's daily duties.

from the blog at www.stuckincustoms.com

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B 19405 C 77 E Jun 13, 2009 F Jun 13, 2009
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Every year we get thousands of bikers that descend on Austin for a few days during the big ROT Biker Rally.

They cruise up and down 6th Street and close fill the streets with incredible bikes and works of art. It's an amazing place for photography, so I was able to take a break this evening and go down and shoot for a few hours.

I remember when I was growing up that bikers where just about the scariest people on earth. But now, everyone I have met seems to be much nicer and more affable than the average joe. They love having pictures taken of their bikes and generally seem to love life. That's cool.

from the blog at www.stuckincustoms.com

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