The French Have an Old Saying…

I spent yesterday hanging out around Mount Tamalpais, Muir Woods, Muir Beach, and the Muir Beach Overlook. I was shooting my very first 360º hyper lapse1 and some time-lapse of the sunset. Regrettably, the sunset was a total bust because the marine layer was so thick. But, I had a couple of unexpected and interesting encounters. First, below is the… 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

A Quick Visit to the Bay Area

Last Thursday I had barely landed at SFO when I was once again reminded of some of the many reasons I love this little spot on earth, which I fondly refer to as the birthplace of my soul. The air was brisk–with even something of a bite in it. The humidity felt perfect to me. The “always on” breeze from… Continue reading

Thanksgiving Sunset on Overdrive

Those who know me know that Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday by far. This past Thanksgiving1 was an extended holiday. Steve spent about a week out on the west coast and cooked his best Thanksgiving meal ever! Delicious. In our typical fashion of trying to minimize waist2, we did’t cook a turkey—just a ham. He cooked on Tuesday; so, we… Continue reading

Random Encounter on Thanksgiving Day

He was standing, lit by the golden sun setting over the ocean, atop the ledge next to the wooden stairs down to the ocean beach. He held a sheathed, sword-like baton that he withdrew with a practiced arc, opening the dripping baton to catch the gentle ocean breeze, forming a large bubble. As the giant bubble was born, he blew… Continue reading

Northern Arizona, Day Five — Sedona

Time for some crazy: a Pink Jeep Off-road Tour into U.S. Forest Service protected land. Started by a realtor as a gimmick to show potential clients the gorgeous wilderness of Sedona, the Pink Jeep Tours company has been around for over 50 years and has evolved solely into an off-road tour company in Sedona and the Grand Canyon. Driving in… Continue reading

Northern Arizona, Day One — Travel to the Grand Canyon

Well, today ranks up there among the very worst travel experiences I’ve had in my life. We had to go from San Francisco through Los Angeles to Phoenix via air. Then we had to rent a car and drive up to the Grand Canyon in rush hour. I’m not complaining about any of that. Delta had severe flight delays into… Continue reading

Gettin’ My Groove On…

All we need is a disco ball in this video: a time lapse of the sunset in Sausalito as seen from the front yard. The closest cloud interested me. I had high hopes, expecting great and swirly things from it. About 20 minutes into the time lapse shoot, I noticed that the clouds to the west, by Mount Tamalpais, looked… Continue reading

Fog Timelapse in Fierce Wind

I was in Sausalito when I saw what the fog was doing; so, I rushed home and grabbed my camera equipment. The location was fiercely windy, and the wind chill was extremely cold. Even though I was wearing a heavy shirt, wind-proof vest, and winter coat with a hood, I was freezing! I was also concerned that the tripod wouldn’t… 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