I See a Whale…

Sunday was volunteer day at the Point Bonita Lighthouse. As always: stunning day! I counted, for certain, 7 different whales, perhaps as many as 12. They were very active, coming to the surface often. They were also very close to the lighthouse. One was particularly huge! In fact, it was the largest whale I’ve ever seen. Another was a calf.… 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

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

Brilliant! Churnalism versus Journalism

I’ve noticed for some time now that so much of what I read online and in my RSS aggregator feels like press releases. I’ve even got in the habit of asking myself, “Who is paying for me to read this ‘news’ story?!” Well, the good folks at the Sunlight Foundation (I’ve blogged about them before!) have a browser plugin and… Continue reading

I Find this Deeply Moving

I am always pondering, at some level, what motivates us to do and say the things we do. Today I stumbled upon this treasure. This short video of a TED presentation by  Louie Schwartzberg is a “must see!” The pause and the reflection it brings are transformative. Beauty and seduction are nature’s tools for survival because we protect what we… Continue reading

Dove’s Real Beauty Campaign

I’ve blogged, last year, about Dove’s Real Beauty campaign. They have started another campaign. And while one could find numerous potential issues with methodology, I think their campaign makes some irrefutable points that need to be assimilated into our culture. Corporate fashion and glamour marketing promotes a tremendously unhealthy self image, especially among women. They know the uglier you think… Continue reading

The New Killer App!

Today I had a conversation with a lady parked next to my Leaf at the free charging station at Mollie Stone (the local grocery store here in Sausalito). She had a lot of questions about driving a Leaf. She’s probably a bit older than I and made the most interesting comment: I think electric cars are the new killer app… Continue reading

East Brother Light Station Tour

I’ve mentioned before on my blog that I really enjoy volunteering at the Point Bonita Lighthouse about once a month. Ranger Sarah, who coordinates the PoBo VIPs (Point Bonita Volunteers In the Park) recently offered everyone the opportunity to take a day trip to the East Brother Light Station. A handful of us were able to go and had a… Continue reading

Crazy Imaginative!

I have been wondering: wouldn’t it be possible to have multiple 360º panoramas (pole panos would be best) in relatively close proximity to one another and actually fly a virtual camera (using pan, tilt, zoom) through that 3D space creating the illusion of free flight through space, moving, as needed, between panoramic spheres. Then, today, I discovered this: hyperlapse. Totally… Continue reading