Final Pano from the Sistoid’s Visit: Mount Tamalpais

This pano from atop Mount Tamalpais in the Marin Headlands provides another stunning view of the Pacific Ocean, which was partially covered by a thick blanket of fog. In the distance you can see Mill Valley, Belvedere, Tiburon, Angel Island, Sausalito, and the Marin Headlands. The bay area is well-known for its micro climates. Unlike below the fog layer, here… Continue reading

Crazy, Busy Times

Yes, I’ve not been attentive to my blog because life has been very, very busy. This past extended weekend was spent in the San Francisco Bay Area house shopping. Five strong contenders have been selected. The house here is now officially sold.  That was a really unusual process, let me assure you. The buyer saw the house before the sign… Continue reading

Trulia App – An Awesome App for Moving

Those who read my blog know that a couple of weeks ago I was in San Farncisco only to learn during that visit that I was definitely moving there. God, I hate moving! Finding a home in which you actually want to live is always a challenge, especially in an expensive and expansive city like San Francisco. And, yes… I… Continue reading

San Francisco Weekend Creates Higgledy-Piggledy

Well, I had a busy extended weekend. Ironically, I live in sunny southern California but got sunburned in the much cooler, much foggier northern California. Go figure! Friday I walked from the Palace Hotel down to the Embarcadero shooting pictures, over 21,000 steps. My legs were killing me. I walked so far I decided to take a taxi back to… Continue reading

One of the All Time Greats

I have seen a handful of stunning sunsets in my lifetime. I’ve only taken pictures of one of them. Tonight, here in Manhattan Beach, was one of the all time greats, ranking up there with the photos I shot of the sunset at Muir Beach. Once again, I didn’t have my good camera with me. I took several pictures with… Continue reading

Updated: We’re OK Here

I appreciate the very early morning phone calls (always worries one to death) and text messages. But no need to worry. The coastal area in which I live is only under a tsunami advisory, which is predicted to make landfall here at 8:00AM this morning. I’ll be staying away from the ocean. Additionally, the first ocean-front street is probably about… Continue reading

It Was So Gorgeous

I was on Catalina Island over a year ago and shot this gorgeous bay vista.  The view is so expansive, it’s actually several pictures that stitched together. It’s such a gorgeous island out in the Pacific off the California coast near Long Beach.  … Continue reading

iOS Compatible 360º Panorama

This is the second panorama I shot on Monday at Malaga Cove.  I’m still about 20 feet above the beach as this location is about two-thirds of the way down the trail to the Pacific Ocean and almost directly below the spot, up above, where I shoot the time lapse images of Malaga Cove.  In fact, I marked it in… Continue reading

So Many Choices!

I promised a panorama from Malaga Cove was coming soon. Well, here is the first one. I shot this pano half way down the hike to the bottom of the cove. It’s a bit of a trek! Shooting this was a something of a challenge. You can’t really tell it, but the camera was just 3 feet from the edge… Continue reading