Two [click, click] in One!

So I’ve gone crazy with Instragr.am, sending enhanced pictures from my iPhone like a mad man.  Now I’ve discovered Viddy, which basically does the same thing for video, although it has some limitation since it’s a new service.  (The Facebook, YouTube and Twitter uploads failed.  I had to upload it to YouTube through the iPhone’s Photos app.)  But I suspect… 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

The Pinkerton Took a Stroll

Today The Pinkerton decided to go for a walk along the Pacific Ocean.  In fact, he went walking at Malaga Cove, but not at the top of the cove, where you usually find me.  He wanted to go walking down along the extremely rocky coastline right by the ocean.  The walk was exhausting with the rugged rocks constantly shifting under… Continue reading

The Cove: Cool Cloud Action, Beautiful Sunset

Yes, Malaga Cove is one of my favorite places near where I live.  Shooting time lapse there is easy as I’m involved in a writing project.  I just set up the camera, let it click away, and write.  It’s an inspirational place to accomplish a writing task! For the technically inclined: Yes, lots of flicker since I used FCP.  I… Continue reading

A Moment of Zen from the Pacific Ocean

On Sunday I shot a time lapse of the dramatic arrival of a storm front from the Pacific Ocean. Yesterday I shot a sunset at the same location, one of my favorites, Malaga Cove. Standing at maybe about 1,000 feet above the ocean, you can watch small puffs of clouds flow in and up the walls of the cove. As… Continue reading

Stormy Sunrise at Malaga Cove

We so rarely have “weather” here. So, when I saw the forecast called for a storm front to move in, I thought it might be a good time to go to Malaga Cove, such a beautiful place, to shoot a time lapse as the sun came up.  I jumped out of bed at 3:00am!  The surfer dudes were riding the… Continue reading

The Earth… Shook… Under My Feet

Well, we had a little earthquake last night: magnitude 2.4. I find them to have personalities. This one shook the house in what felt like a north/south direction and actually originated just a few miles south of the house, out in the bay itself.  (Click to enlarge.) Related articles @ tt.us My Malaga Cove Time Lapse 1 My Malaga Cove… Continue reading

Improved Time Lapse Process

This is as much to help me remember this as it is to share the info with all humanoids oninterwebs… This is the post production process I used when creating the Malaga Cove time lapse shorts.  After importing the footage from the camera into the computer: QuickTime Pro 7 ›› File ›› Open Image Sequence… Make sure images are in… Continue reading