Time Lapse Composite

I wanted to do something a little bit different with this time lapse of the fog blasting through the Golden Gate; so, I decided to make a time lapse composite: Room with a View. I shot a picture of the view from the living room. It was bright outside; so, it wasn’t possible to expose for both the outside and… Continue reading

West Peak, Mount Tamalpais: Somehow I Just Knew…

I had to get to the top of the west peak of Mount Tamalpais as quickly as possible. The weather conditions looked as though they could be an interesting subject for shooting: time lapse, photos, and panos. The dark clouds were blasting in from the north Pacific Ocean. They hung low in the sky—just above the mountain’s peaks. When I… 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

Of Biblical Proportions…

We frequently walk along the breakwater in the evenings after dinner out. It’s our “us” time—a quiet time in a beautiful area, frequently all alone with the gentle surf, the clanking tack of the sailboats, the barking seals and the caws of the seagulls. Sometimes we get to hear the fog horns in the area as well. This particular walk… 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

Coming Soon [Updated: Here Now!]

Yes, as time has allowed, over the past few weeks, I’ve been busy working on my photos from our recent trip to northern Arizona—God’s country! [Update: The Northern Arizona, 2014, Gallery is now available at this link.] Here’s just a taste of what will soon be arriving here at tt.us. All of these are HDR shots of sunset at the… Continue reading

Explosive Sunrise

Yesterday’s sunrise over the bay was without any doubt the most gorgeous sunrise I’ve ever seen. The vortex causing all of the freezing cold weather in the rest of the nation is causing us to get no rain and have a tremendous amount of air pollution. I suspect that air pollution helped create the astonishing sunrise yesterday.   Unfortunately, I… 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

When It Happens…

It happens really quickly! I was “camped out” atop Hawk Hill, determined I was going to shoot a time lapse of the fog burning off the Golden Gate Bridge, the bay, and the city. The whole area was completely socked in with dense, fast moving fog. Torrents of fog were moving in over my head and down on top of… Continue reading