Awww, Shucks!

Yay for Vimeo! They present video in the correct aspect ratio without letterboxing, unlike YouTube! All that effort to produce 1:2.39 aspect ratio content, and then YouTube adds that hideous black letterbox! Come on Google, get up to speed here! And what’s with the thumbnail that’s not in the correct aspect ratio at all?! Anyway… Shot on my iPhone this… Continue reading

#SevenDayPhotoChallenge: Photo 7

When I work out, admittedly only about 4 times a year, I attempt to view my photos on the AppleTV. The new Photos app now lets me share all of the photos in my Lightroom catalog! Today was the first time I tried it, and it worked. The TV just pulled random photos from a 50,000+ photo collection. What a… Continue reading

Pano: The Santorini Caldera Just After Sunrise

I shot this pano from Dana Villas the morning we left Santorini. This is an exceptionally beautiful place. More pictures to come. (I shot over 2,400 photos on this trip. It will take a bit of time to process and upload them all.) About 3,600 years ago the volcanic Island of Santorini (It’s original name meant circular.) exploded. All that… 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

The Golden Gate Bridge

The fog In the bay area is thick this morning, and I hear the fog horns blasting from the bridge. Two days ago I got up early to shoot the bridge at sunrise (from Fort Baker). I then went to Battery Mendell in the evening to shoot the Point Bonita Lighthouse at (what turned out to be) the non-existent sunset.… 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

Mother, a FL Sunrise, and a CA Sunset

Regrettably, I missed a gorgeous sunset tonight.  By the time I got to the ocean after dinner, this was all that was left.  I shot it with my iPhone; so, well, it’s lacking. This was a sunrise from my recent trip to Florida.The Gulf of Mexico is just gorgeous!  Again, I shot it with my iPhone. And here is a… Continue reading

Vietnam: Day Six – Eco-Friendly Beach Cleaning at Sunrise

Every morning in Manhattan Beach, a large truck pulls a huge raking mechanism along the beach to pick up all of the trash* the tide and beach goers left behind. In the past I’ve actually posted a picture of what that looks like. This morning I got up early to photograph the sunrise. The thick layer of fog over the… Continue reading