Storm Chasing in 360º Video

SphericamI supported a 4k 360º video camera project on Kickstarted back a couple of years ago. Hopefully the Sphericam will enter into production this summer. The camera will be amazing, shooting in 360º all around instantaneously while automatically stitching the video together in real time.

When you watch a 360º video, you can use your mouse to move around, looking … Continue reading

Time Lapse Composite

Room with a View Time LapseI wanted to do something a little bit different with this time lapse of the fog blasting through the Golden Gate; so, I decided to make a time lapse composite: Room with a View.

I shot a picture of the view from the living room. It was bright outside; so, it wasn’t possible to expose for both the … Continue reading

West Peak, Mount Tamalpais: Mother Nature’s Drama

West Peak Mt. Tamalpais Video SnapA week ago today I was hunkered down on the west peak of Mount Tamalpais. I felt as though I were on top of the world because the wind was blasting dense fog straight toward me, just barely over my head. I could reach up and almost touch this ceiling of fog. Coming from the Pacific Ocean, the … Continue reading

West Peak, Mount Tamalpais: Somehow I Just Knew…

I had to get to the top of the west peak of Mount Tamalpais as quickly as possible. The weather conditions looked as though they could be an interesting subject for shooting: time lapse, photos, and panos. The dark clouds were blasting in from the north Pacific Ocean. They hung low in the sky—just above the mountain’s peaks.

When … Continue reading

Scared the Hebegebees Out of Me

I swear! I must have greatly angered the weather deities! I’ve been experiencing too many weather events of late!

Lightning Strike

I tweeted on March 31st that I saw, no, experienced a dramatic lightning strike just outside the window of my office. Here are some of the details…

  • Just as it struck, the really loud sound of the torrential rain stopped. Total
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The Difference Just 14 Miles Can Make

From time to time I’ve noted, with some interest, the microclimates that abound here in the Bay Area. Yesterday I had an unusual experience, even by Bay Area standards, with how very different these micro climates can be!

McInnis County Park in San Rafael, CA, Facing Mount Tamalpais
McInnis County Park in San Rafael, Facing Mount Tamalpais

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Of Biblical Proportions…

Horseshoe Cove Fog Descends
Typical Fog Action in the Cove–Pouring in and Down

We frequently walk along the breakwater in the evenings after dinner out. It’s our “us” time—a quiet time in a beautiful area, frequently all alone with the gentle surf, the clanking tack of the sailboats, the barking seals and the caws of the seagulls. Sometimes we get to hear the … Continue reading

We Needed That

On February 7 – 9th we got rain, lots and lots of rain. But we really needed it as we are experiencing a serious draught here on the west coast.

Mount Tamalpais, which is just a few miles from the house, got 21 inches of rain during this weekend!

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Grand Canyon Pano

I blogged before about the death-defying adventure that was shooting this pano. No, I’m not kidding. (Check out the post about the first attempt to shoot this pano.)

A few hours later, after the wind seemed a little less ferocious but even colder, and even though the light was quickly fading, I decided to give it a second go, and … Continue reading

Northern Arizona, Day Three — Travel from Grand Canyon to Sedona

Morning Back at the Canyon

I am just entranced by the Grad Canyon! Every time you look at it, the view is different, even in the very same place! And beyond that, it’s just so big, so crazy, insane big! The canyon actually looks fake! It looks like a big backdrop someone painted and hung out at a distance.

I … Continue reading