In the Nepalese Shadows of Everest

Thanks for the good fight on Kelby's Blog!

Hehe - my guest post on Scott Kelby's Blog was not even about HDR, but that is what the discussion down below concerned. I was surprised that we ended up having so many defenders, including the likes of Scott Bourne, RC Concepcion, Moose Peterson, Frederick Van, and many many others! Thanks everyone for the healthy discussion... I do love making art as much as you guys do... so I'm happy we're all in the same boat!

Daily Photo - In the Nepalese Shadows of Everest

I always like how all these Nepalese monkey statues look a little bit evil. They seem to be a bit like gargoyles, and everyone thinks those things are great. I don't know why we all like gargoyles so much, but I am never bummed out when I see them on a building.


This photo was shot at Disneyworld in Orlando. It's a great place to bring your tripod, and I am happy I've never had a problem there before. Well, I do have problems with my family sometimes because I get too busy taking photos... but there are so many awesome things -- it's like I'm in Disneyworld!


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  • diego russo 5y

    impressive as always!
    ps: first!
  • PeteƦ ToshiƦo™ 5y

    Impressive texture...nice vibrant colors...wonderful artwork.
  • skreid 5y

    Great detail..
  • Ben Taylor 5y

    Loved the blog mate. Good on ya!
  • Gabriele Scotto di Fasano 5y

  • Dave 5y

    Love the warm tones here
  • Alexander Yates 5y

    I'd say more than just a bit evil:) That's a great shot!
  • Ashlyn K 5y

    Yay! Love it!
  • hh96 5y

    very nice job!...inspired shot and very good treatment: effective result!
    truly, compliments!
  • susan_r4 5y

    Wonderful shot Trey!
  • Michael LaPalme 5y

    I saw that you were going to be at B&H last earlier this week and I happened to be in NYC at the time but I couldn't get out of work for the event. I'm a little bit bummed out about it because I'm a big fan of your photography. Fantastic image as always.
  • Zippi- 5y

    I wonder if its because my eyes are so accustomed to game graphics and colours that I find HDR photos so compelling! Like it :)
  • Systematic Photos 5y

    So here's a question: How do you deal with ghosting in your HDRs? I notice that you have some in the top left part of the picture but most of the time you seem to avoid it. Do you manually layer mask or do you sort of automate it with tools?

    Great work. Looking forward to the book...hopefully santa is bringing it. Though i'd love to read more about technique than anything else.

    All the best.
  • Jason St Peter 5y

    Like this one Trey. When are you heading to the real everest. Your post on kelbys was a good one!
  • Trey Ratcliff 5y


    I do need to head to the real everest....

    Systematic - I have that on page 2 or 3 of my online tutorial -- it's free - head on over!
  • .:: Daniel Klein ::. 5y

    Amazing pic. I love the composition and lighting...

    - Seen in your photostream :-)
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