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Trey Ratcliff’s Photo Walk Across the USA stops in DC #TreyUSA

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Trey Ratcliff at the World War II Memorial by TC Coffey

 

Nearly 200 photographers came out to the National Mall on Saturday — at least one from as far away as California — for what may have been the largest photo walk ever held in Washington, DC.

No offense to our iconic photo ops but most of the photographers weren’t really here to shoot images of the Washington Monument or Lincoln Memorial — they were here because of Trey Ratcliff, the HDR pioneer who has built an international brand around his Stuck in Customs blog. More recently, he has launched his virtual, global photo academy dubbed The Arcanum.

Ratcliff, an American who now lives in New Zealand, is holding photo walks across the USA as a promotional tour for the new Everyday Messenger bag that he helped design. DC was stop #3 of 13.

The DC Focused Meetup Group crashed Trey’s walk as part of our series of monthly storytelling challenges.

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Sometimes photo walks require sitting by Joe Newman

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Trey talking about lining up the shot by Dwight Jefferson

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Image by Kaitlin K. Walsh

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On the Trey Ratcliff #TreyUSA photowalk, Washington, D.C.
A runner passes as photographers line up a shot by Victoria Pickering

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Opening remarks by Marcia Kirton

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Trey talking to folks before the walk by Van Ngo

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Sunset at the Lincoln Memorial by Donna J. Chilson

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Family Photo
Trey and his daughter, Scarlett, at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool by Joseph Gruber

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Covering all angles by Joe Newman

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The hardest working guy at the walk by TC Coffey

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Golden hour on the National Mall by Kaitlin K. Walsh

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At the reflecting pool by Marcia Kirton

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