Malaga Cove Time Lapse (Noon)

This is the second time lapse I shot at Malaga Cover yesterday.  This one was shot at ISO 100 with a 5 second interval and includes a bit of panning.  As you can see from the comment at the other Malaga Cove time lapse, I met lots of interesting people yesterday morning. So, here is the noon time lapse of… Continue reading

Malaga Cove Sunrise (Time Lapse)

I mentioned in my post yesterday about this time lapse, that I wasn’t able to get a transition from complete darkness to light because I shot this time lapse so close to today — the longest day of the year, and you can’t park your car until 5:00am. At any rate, here is the first time lapse from yesterday. My… Continue reading

First CineSlider Time Lapse

This morning I got up really early (3:45AM) to shoot a time lapse of the Galaga Cove along the Palos Verdes Shoreline Preserve. Unfortunately, the area is not open for parking until 5AM; so, as tomorrow is the longest day of the year, I missed the transition from complete darkness to sunrise. It was already fairly light out when I… Continue reading

My Personal MicroCell Tower at Home

I have frequently posted vituperant remarks about AT&T. The company generally is loathsome. Their 3G network service here in Manhattan Beach is horrid. I can barely get a signal at the house. I frequently drop calls. Incoming calls frequently just go straight to voicemail without my phone ever ringing. LAX rarely even gets 3G service, just the horribly slower Edge… Continue reading

My Fitbit

I’m sure you noticed that my Fitbit tweets stopped for a while.  I’m confident of your concern about my exercise level.  Therefore, I update you: My original Fitbit died.  It would just turn itself off at random times.  Fitbit was good enough to replace it with no questions asked!  So now, I have a new one.  The regular (daily) updates… Continue reading

WordPress 3.0

Image via CrunchBase Well, WordPress 3.0 has been available for download as a beta product until today.  It went alpha.  So I downloaded it having heard good things about its stability and usability.  I’m especially interested in exploring the merging of MU into the base installation. My upgrade was not without issues though:  immediately after the upgrade the WordPress version… Continue reading

One Shot Panos

Digital Photography School has an interesting article on creating one shot panos and even 360º videos.  The GoPano Optic, by Eyesee360.com, mounts onto many camera lens and comes with software, PhotoWarp, to unwarp the resulting “donut-like” image into the pano.  It’s interesting.… Continue reading

Now That’s Clever

I’ve found a couple apps for the Mac and/or the iPhone that are curious. Xslimmer This app removes the extra PowerPC code that makes your applications work on both the PowerPC chip and the Intel chip.  After the application is slimmed down, it will only work on the Intel chip.  Hello, I gave my last old PowerPC Mac away a… Continue reading

Orange Beach, AL

Near my hometown of Pensacola, this photo of Orange Beach, Alabama:  what once was crytstal clear, slightly blue/green water — so clear you can see your toes on the white sandy bottom. Now, ruined — probably forever. (Click to enlarge.) Drill baby, drill! Source:  The Guardian… Continue reading

Maddow for President

I’d vote for her!  Shoot, I’d campaign for her!  She’s attractive and charming.  She’s witty and articulate.  She speaks core American values.  She does her homework. Obama, while infinitely better than his wretched predecessor, has been astoundingly disappointing as president.  This disaster affords him the opportunity to do right by the American people and fulfill one of the primary duties… Continue reading