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Yesterday morning we walked around @selbygardens here in Sarasota. I don't know much about flowers, so I've been using Google Lens to identify stuff. It's really amazing! I took a photo of this orchid (a rather bad photo, as you can see), and clicked the Google Lens button, and it correctly identified the orchid. I'll add this to my upcoming Pixel 2 review, which I'm working on now! #selbygardens #rcmemories #sarasota #treyratcliff #pixel2xl #teampixel
Here's a shot inside Ca' d'Zan yesterday. Maybe you saw the earlier photo of the outside during sunset. I took this one a few hours beforehand when the light was coming in from behind and the crystals in the chandelier were making little rainbows all around the room. #rcmemories #sarasota #architecture #art #treyratcliff #hdr
This was taken early in the morning along the coast of Lake Wakatipu here on the south island of New Zealand. We sometimes get these dramatic clouds that sweep up the mountains. Most of you know this before, but it was made with Plotagraph at http://www.stuckincustoms.com/links/plotagraph #plotagraph #plotagraphpro #plotaverse #treyratcliff #animate #queenstown #newzealand
Yesterday I visited the amazing Ca' d' Zan here in Sarasota. I had seen a few photos of it online, but it was even more impressive in-person. After taking a tour of the inside and getting some photos, I went outside to catch the sunset. This is the place I mentioned I was going to yesterday's FB live video. Also, I recorded the sunset shooting in 360 so I could try to explain what I was doing. I took photos from about 8 different locations around here, but I think this is my favorite one. #rcmemories #Sarasota
Our first stop here in Sarasota was to this beautiful golf course on Lakewood Ranch called the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club. It turns out my golf is not improving, so I decided to focus on photos. There's a ton of water around here and the clouds were really perfect, looking beautiful reflected in the still water. #Florida #rcmemories #sarasota #treyratcliff #dji #mavic #mavicpro #hdr
Another beautiful sunset from Grand Cayman Island. I found out from a friend it is pronounced cay-MAN and the locals can all tell who is not local if they say CAY-min. I also found out you pronounce "Conch" like "Conk." My level of not knowing things is always a welcome and sad surprise! Anyway, now I'm over in Sarasota on the beach trying to get more sunset photos. I'm probably pronouncing both "Sarasota" and "Beach" incorrectly as well. #caymancookout #rcmemories #caymanislands #grandcayman #grandcaymanisland #treyratcliff
Here's one of my favorite restaurants on Grand Cayman: Taikun! It serves incredible Japanese food. It was the first place I had "real" wasabi made for me tableside by rubbing the special wasabi root on sharkskin. It's so good, you can eat the wasabi by itself! #caymancookout #rcmemories #caymanislands #grandcayman #grandcaymanisland
Last time I visited Hawaii, I made it over to this beautiful set of waterfalls. I look forward to going back with all my new equipment... in case you did not read my Sony A7r Mark 3 review, I switched BACK to Sony from the Hasselblad X1D even though I was a Hasselblad Ambassador. Call me crazy, but I think it's a better machine for me. As for this picture, I think I took it years ago when I was using the Nikon D3s. Anyway, none of that really matters I guess; I always say that all cameras are great nowadays, so I'm just kind of splitting technical and practical hairs.
I'm excited to go back to Hawaii in about a week. I don't really know the islands that well, and I'm not sure where we're gonna stay. I have my man Hans Mast working on it pronto... we got to be friends when he came out to one of our NZ Photo Workshops. So he helps me out with travel and cryptocurrencies... he's like a wikipedia of both!
Now connecting back in Miami and on the way to Sarasota. I've never been there before so I am excited. This is a view of the final morning here in Miami (well, Key Biscayne). This is a 3-shot HDR combo of three photos from the Mavic. It was SOOO windy up there but the little machine held up really well. #keybiscayne #miami #rcmemories #florida #treyratcliff
The chefs Eric Ripert and Anthony Bourdain enjoyed a very long game of petanque here at the courts of the Ritz-Carlton on Grand Cayman Island. It's one of the regular events here, and this one went into the dark. Very serious French referees had to use mobile phone lights to do some hardcore measuring to figure out the winner. #caymancookout #rcmemories #caymanislands #grandcayman #grandcaymanisland
Here's some quick aerial footage from Grand Cayman Island here during the Cayman Cookout! I've been testing the Mavic up against the Phantom and they seem absolutely equal so far! I think I prefer the Mavic because it's smaller and easier to launch. It's been a beautiful week here, but maybe that is obvious from the video! Watch the full video over on my YouTube channel: http://www.YouTube.com/StuckInCustoms The music is something I heard at Burning Man at Robot Heart from Fleetmac Wood - you can hear it all at https://soundcloud.com/robot-heart/fleetmac-wood-robot-heart-10-year-anniversary-burning-man-2017 #caymancookout #rcmemories #caymanislands #grandcayman #grandcaymanisland