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Free Download: Trey Ratcliff’s 500 Best Photos in Full Resolution

April 8th, 2014

This is definitely worth an article as well as your time. Trey Ratcliff, avid traveller and professional photographer, sat down last night and curated his 500 personal favorites from his great photography portfolio into one album. Then he went over to Google+ and released this album exclusively there. Trey is a heavy user of G+ anyway and the platform didn’t limit him to certain resolutions for his images. Out came a great and really large album of 500 high grade images in their fullest resolution.


Trey Ratcliff: Stuck in Customs

If your interest lies in HDR or landscape photography in general, you must have been stumbling upon images by Trey Ratcliff more than once. Not a single list post showcasing great photos misses his works. If you want to know more about Trey, head on over to his head quarters at "Stuck in Customs". As a frequent, or even heavy traveller, Trey knows customs far too well, obviously…


Mr. Ratcliff earns his money in a wide variety of ways. He can be booked as a photographer. But he also writes books, tutorials and reviews. He holds workshops and can be booked as a speaker at the world’s conferences. He even develops software and apps, mostly for mobile devices. It is safe to say, that Trey is one of the world’s Top 20 photographers.

His 500 Best Images under CC Non-Commercial

Exclusively to Google+ Trey published an album of his 500 personal favorites in their respective original resolution. All images are licensed Creative Commons Non-Commercial, which basically means you can use them freely for non-commercial purposes as long as you attribute properly.

My devices all feature Ratcliff photography as desktop backgrounds. From Windows over Mac to iPad and Galaxy S4, one of the 500 images graces my machinery.

See for yourself. Here is the gallery of all the album’s entries and here is the original G+ post by Trey. You can download the whole album in one go as a zipped archive. I did and still do ;-) Up to now, 4.2 GB have landed on my local drive.

These are only a few examples of what to expect:


Also, enjoy this great full-screen gallery over at Smugmug. Have fun!

Dieter Petereit is a veteran of the web with over 25 years of experience in the world of IT. As soon as Netscape became available he started to do what already at that time was called web design and has carried on ever since. Two decades ago he started writing for several online publications, some well, some lesser known. You can meet him over on Google+.

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3 comments for „Free Download: Trey Ratcliff’s 500 Best Photos in Full Resolution
  1. Robert on May 3rd, 2014 at 11:27 am

    Those photos are not just beautiful, those are amazing and the lights are magical.

  2. Jack on June 1st, 2014 at 10:53 am

    How do I download all 500+ at once or do I need to click them 1 at a time. Maybe I missed something but where is the zip file the article spoke of? Did it get removed or do I need to be a member of Google+.