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18 of the Finest Long Exposure HDR Photographs Ever [Including a Time-lapse Video]

Fourth on Lake AustinTrey Ratcliff is a blogger, author and photographer extraordinaire from Austin, Texas who specializes in HDR photography. His photography is focused on travel and adventure themes featuring picturesque locations across the world including the United States, France, Argentina, China, Japan, Russia, Iceland, Australia and New Zealand. Trey’s work has been featured on major news outlets like the BBC, ABC, Fox, CBS and NBC. Ratcliff’s Fourth on Lake Austin photo shown above, a three-exposure HDR, was the first HDR photo to ever hang in the Smithsonian, after winning their annual photography contest. Ratcliff studied computer science and mathematics at Southern Methodist University where he graduated in 1995. He originally got into taking pictures as a hobby, then started exploring HDR (High Dynamic Range Imaging) because he was so frustrated that the landscape photography he captured was off compared to how he would remember the scene. You might also be surprised to learn that Trey was born blind in his right eye which he says likely shaped his interest in photography, especially being able to see photos in high definition. But people have been seeing his photos plenty well ever since. After refining and developing his techniques in what was a relatively obscure HDR method back then, he launched the blog Stuck in Customs in 2005 to feature his work which passed over 50 million photo views in December of 2010.

Trey’s photography is so sharp that if I were to continue to talk about it any longer and further delay you from seeing his collection it would be a crime, so without further ado…

The Megopolis Hong Kong – What Happens Around Dusk

The Megopolis Hong Kong - What Happens Around Dusk

Hong Kong from the Peak on a Summer’s Night

Hong Kong from the Peak on a Summer's Night

Glittering stars over Queenstown, New Zealand

Glittering stars over Queenstown, New Zealand

Time Lasts Forever in Paris

Time Lasts Forever in Paris

Bustling Beijing

Bustling Beijing

Crossing the Bridge into Old Lyon

Crossing the Bridge into Old Lyon

Darkness in the City

Darkness in the City

Moonlight Clouds – Queenstown at 7:30 AM/

Moonlight Clouds – Queenstown at 7:30 AM

The Chinese Technopolis

The Chinese Technopolis

Blowtorch

Blowtorch

One Night in Bangkok

One Night in Bangkok

The Great Wall Stretches Across the Sunset

The Great Wall Stretches Across the Sunset

Reflections on the Eiffel Tower

Reflections on Eiffel Tower

Aurora Australis – Landing on the River – Queenstown – New Zealand

Trey Ratcliff - Aurora Australis - Landing on the River - Queenstown - New Zealand-X2

Our Galaxy over Queenstown/

Our Galaxy over Queenstown

Sunset at the UFO Landing Zone

Sunset at the UFO Landing Zone

Trey Ratcliff “selfie”

selfie

Plus one awesome timelapse to enjoy, “30 Days and 30 Nights in Queenstown, New Zealand”

   
Monique Rockliffe
Amazing work! Thanks for posting!
James Pickett
Daniel I live in Austin, Texas and think your photography is the coolest thing I have ever seen. Do you have any of your work for sale to place on my walls. Please PM me on FaceBook I am easily found I am thejamespickett on FB.
Carl J Speed II
Daniel didnt take those photos. Former Austinite Trey Ratcliff did. Stuckincustoms.com
James Pickett
really! Thanks for setting it straight...Do you know if I could get one two or three of them framed to put on my wall
James Pickett
This is some incredibly awesome photography
James Pickett
you sure know your Austin community....btw how is your Vi 90 day challenge going?
Stjepan Radic
Amazing, Epic photos, These are so far the best photos I've seen. Congrats. Daniel Zeevi
Abyd A Sayyd
Stunning shots
Daniel Zeevi
Glad you liked it Bob!
 
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