March 28, 2015

It was a muggy day.... in Guangxi province, just to the south of the Guizhou and Hunan provinces of China.


"It was a muggy day, the sort where you feel your t-shirt sticking to you before you even realize it. We hired some local guides, who then hired some even more local guides to help show the way to the spire we wanted to ascend. Boy was it grueling! Jagged rocks, thorny bushes, all-fours most of the way. Sometimes the only thing to hold onto was a thorn bush or a glassy-evil-jaded rock. At the top, I looked down to see all kinds of grisly lacerations... but gathered my wits to get this photo! My bff Tom Anderson was very smart and wore more clothes than me to keep his skin baby-smooth. This photo is a panorama, which I don't normally do, but the Dr. Seuss countryside there is so vast and overpowering, it was kind of the only way to bring it all together." -- Trey Ratcliff

Photographer's web site: Stuck In Customs | HDR Photography

Check out this very large image. You can zoom and pan.

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Posted by gerardvanderleun at March 28, 2015 10:51 AM
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Posted by: Leslie at March 28, 2015 12:43 PM

That's wonderful. The crops look so neat and green with the villages tucked cozily around the spires.

Posted by: chuck at March 28, 2015 7:33 PM

Trey's work is super! Plus, he's a generous and talented teacher. I attended a 5-day photo seminar in New Zealand with him, and it is the highlight of my photographer hobby.

Posted by: Paul at March 28, 2015 8:36 PM

Thomas Kincade comes to mind. I kept looking for a waterfall.

Posted by: chasmatic at March 29, 2015 5:47 AM

It sort of reminds me of the Land of Counterpane.

Posted by: Mikey NTH at March 31, 2015 12:24 PM