Sistoid Unit Visit Results in Panos!

Yes, the Sistoid Unit came out to California for a 2 week visit. We had a blast. She almost killed me walking all over the place. In fact, we walked almost 140,000 steps, over 66 miles! (Dear god, no wonder I ache all over!) A couple of times I took my camera along to shoot several panos. They turned out… Continue reading

High Above the Ocean Fog

This pano was shot today on one of Mount Tamalpais‘ many ridges overlooking the Pacific Ocean below. But today, as is often the case in the summer, the ocean was partially covered by a thick blanket of fog. In the distance you can see Mill Valley, Belvedere, Tiburon, Angel Island, Sausalito, the Marin Headlands, even the faint outline of the… Continue reading

The Fog Descends

Yesterday was uncharacteristically hot. In fact, even after the sun went down, the temperature was miserable. But this morning things are back to normal. The sun is shining. The temperature is in the mid-50’s. The wind is rushing in from the west (ocean-side) with great gusto. And the fog if churling into the bay from over the house and over… Continue reading

Happy 75th Birthday

Yesterday was the official celebration for the 75th birthday of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, the most visited city in the world. (Paris is number two.) For the past two weeks I’ve been scouting around, trying to find the best place to shoot the fireworks display. Hawk Hill? Slacker Hill? Cavallo Point? Fort Baker? I decided it should… Continue reading

Hiking the Headlands

I’ve raved non-stop about how gorgeous the headlands are–65,000 acres of unspoiled, ocean-side wilderness. I can’t overstate how much I love romping around there. The smells of the plant life are like nothing I ever experienced on the east coast. Love it! At any rate, yesterday, we hiked .4 miles up Slacker Hill, a rather serious incline, to check out… Continue reading

Pano at Hawk Hill in the Marin Headlands

I shot this pano at the entrance to the San Francisco Bay. I was standing on one of the batteries at Hawk Hill. And here are a few shots from today’s romp in the headlands. (Click to enlarge.)… Continue reading

The Edge of Paradise

Today the fog came blasting in from the Pacific Ocean. I walked down to Fort Baker to shoot and found the wind so strong out on the jetty that I seriously thought if it got any worse, I would have to get down on my hands and knees and crawl back to the car. But when I turned and walked… Continue reading

Breathtaking Vista @ Cavallo Point

Today I hiked up to the top of Cavallo Point. The breeze was steady and cool, the smell of the desert plants and the wooded area was intoxicating. The camera equipment was heavy! I shot 3 panoramas today. Here’s the first. You will notice an all-but-hidden fortification where soldiers hid behind cement sand bags to defend the port and the… Continue reading

The Characters of Sausalito

Just another day in Sausalito… The Sausalito Strut I wish you could have seen him! We were sitting in the restaurant when this young, twenty-something walked very quickly down the sidewalk outside. I couldn’t get my phone out fast enough, and he was too far away for a good photo anyway. He was wearing a black fedora, a pristine white, … Continue reading