Learning Out Loud

I was interested in exploring shooting anamorphic video with the iPhone 6s+1. In fact, I was interested in seeing how far I could push video with the iPhone generally: nighttime, directly into the sun, etc. I also wanted to try mixing some 360º footage into the my little project to see if significantly changing perspective in a normal “flat” video… Continue reading

Mid-century Classic Architecture

When we moved to Sausalito, California, I came to realize my intense love affair with mid-century classic architecture. I had always had it, but it was somehow hidden from my conscious awareness. We bought a mid-century classic, originally built in the 1950’s, that had been taken down to the studs and a significant amount of living space was added in… Continue reading

#SevenDayPhotoChallenge: Photo 5

O dear! Today was so busy, I almost forgot! I’m getting my Day 5 photo posted just before midnight! I chose something entirely different: a partial panorama in that this photo is really many photos stitched together spanning about a 180º view. The actual completed image is over 25,000 pixels wide by over 3,000 pixels tall and can be enlarged… Continue reading

Swear to God! True Story…

Yesterday the SCOTUS affirmed the Affordable Care Act as the law of the land, and the Obama death panels immediately started murdering grandmas in all 50 states! Today SCOTUS made marriage equality the law of the land, and preachers set themselves on fire, several southern states seceded from the Union (again!), Franklin Graham moved to Canada (only to discover they’ve… Continue reading

The Week in School: Militarized Schools & Poverty

I make it a personal policy to work very hard not to swear like a sailor on my blog. At times this self-imposed policy is profoundly hard for me. The first part of this post, especially, is one such moment: Militarization of public schools. San Diego School District Purchases 18-Ton Military Surplussed Armored Vehicle This falls in the “What the… Continue reading

West Peak Mount Tamalpais (Pano)

Here is the first of two panos I’ll post from my trip this week up to west peak  Mount Tamalpais. The clouds had all but cleared, and you can see for miles! It was gorgeous! Be sure to also check out my other posts about this half day adventure up the mountain: West Peak, Mount Tamalpais: Somehow I Just Knew…… Continue reading

Tesla Model S Arrives with Style!

This month, Xm satellite radio has been running a special Billy Joel channel. That guy wrote and performed some absolutely amazing music! But I want to update the lyrics to one of his last century songs: Traded in his Lexus for a Te-sa-la-la-la-la-la-la; You oughta know by now.” Yes, we picked up the Tesla Model S yesterday. The weirdest thing… Continue reading

Place: How Living Here Has Changed My Life

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]his past week I was shooting a time lapse in a particularly beautiful place when visitors from, of all places, Duluth, GA, (a suburb of Atlanta with which I am very familiar) walked up. I started talking with them. They had a high school boy, probably a senior, and were visiting the Bay Area, considering moving here for his future.… Continue reading

Love This Sense of Dutch Style in Housing!

Oh, we need these out here in California! I would love one for an in town getaway when I needed to gain back my sense of balance!   I wish I had known about these when I was in Holland. I would have made an effort to tour one! But this video is the next best thing:     And… Continue reading

Driving the 50mm 1.2 L Prime

For some inexplicable reason, I’ve considered this Canon lens as a portrait lens. Not until yesterday did I decide to take it out and push it around in the wild. The lens is amazing—offering a huge range of possibilities. The images, though you will not be able to notice from these small JPEGs, are super clean and spot on sharp.… Continue reading