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

Video: A Sunday Afternoon (Rescue) in the Headlands

The entrance to the north bay is through the “Golden Gate” under the Golden Gate Bridge. The area was once owned by the military but was given to the National Park Service in the 1970’s I think. Today, it’s commonly referred to as the Headlands, over 66,000 acres of gorgeous, undeveloped wilderness. I rather enjoy roaming around out here. Sunday,… 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! This is what those three days looked like here at the… Continue reading

The Joy of Random Conversations

I confess to really enjoying having random conversations with people I don’t know. Chance encounters with people almost always interest me. Generally, these are direct conversation I specifically have with a person I don’t know. But, sometimes, because of circumstances, these random conversations are conversations between other people that I overhear–not because I’m intentionally eaves dropping, but because the conversation… Continue reading

You Live in a Small Town When…

I really like living in Sausalito. It’s the smallest town I’ve ever lived in (between 6,000 and 7,000 residents); yet, I feel as though I live in a big city with San Francisco just across the bridge. And then there is the Marin Headlands in the back yard… But I was recently reminded that I do in fact live in… Continue reading

He Said the Most Unexpected Thing…

Yes, I live in a liberal place and just couldn’t be happier about that! A couple of weeks ago we were hanging out in one of our favorite places in the Headlands—a bench that sits high above the ground so your legs can swing underneath as you gaze at the bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the city. A handful… Continue reading

Greece/Denmark: Day Nine — Exploring Copenhagen 1

We spent most of the day today with Tim, a high school friend of Steve’s, originally from the UK, who spent a couple weeks living with Steve’s family back in the 1970’s as part of an international exchange program. They had not seen each other for 36 years (1977). Tim met his wife, now deceased, who was from Denmark, while… Continue reading

Mount Diablo Fires Make for Awesome Bay Sunrise Time Lapse

The fires east of Mount Diablo threw so much smoke and particles into the sky that the sunrises the past few days seemed unusually colorful. On Monday morning I was amazed by the colors of the sky and the fog rushing into the bay through the Golden Gate. I ran into the house, grabbed my camera, and hastily set up… Continue reading

Sunday Hike: Coastal Trail

I love hiking the Pacific Coast trail! Yesterday was a great hike. The weather was perfect! Over 5 miles and up 49 floors-worth of steps! While you will probably not be able to see it in the small pictures below, they do show the Golden Gate Bridge in the far left. Below is the map of our hike. We started… Continue reading

Interesting Conversations

This morning (written on Tuesday, April 23, 2013) I was up early to shoot a sunrise timelapse of the Golden Gate Bridge from Horseshoe Cove. You meet really interesting people in the early hours of the morning when you’re shooting solo, and this morning was no exception. Bamboo I’m not sure if that’s how he spells his name, but that’s… Continue reading