Snowing in San Francisco? (Well it did once: 5 inches in 1887!) The music (It’s only a 20-something second selection.) is from Christmas with the Puppini Sisters, a holiday album I highly recommend! This little video was shot with Cartoonatic, a cute little iPhone app.
This afternoon we meandered around Sausalito and Point Bonita. I just watched the parade of lighted boats and the holiday fireworks (from the house). What a wonderful city! To get more familiar with kitCam, I shot a few pics along the way. You can see from the larger images just one of the reasons why [...]
Want to stylize your photos? Yesterday I frothed at the mouth over kitCam, which is both a photo and a video app with numerous sharing possibilities including FTP. kitCam introduced me to PhotoForge2, which allows further manipulation of the photos. This image, from Thursday’s “video shoot,” shows a very quick possibility from PhotoForge2. I’m actually [...]
I’m not too sure how much rain fell over the past 3 days, but it seemed to be of Biblical proportions. One of our friends posted that his dog, Madison, was upset she wasn’t going to be allowed on the arc because she had been neutered. When the rain is pounding, you can hardly hear [...]
Sunday we walked to Tennessee Valley Beach. We’ve walked there several times in the past. I’ve even biked there once (thought I was going to die—so out of shape!). What made this last jaunt special was that we hiked up to a 100+ year old lookout along the ridge. According to my new Fitbit, it [...]
Winter! Yesterday I was on my way to Safeway when I noticed the change: the hills are definitely beginning to turn green. The bay area is probably not unique in this regard, but I’ve never lived in an area that greened during the rainy winter season with fewer hours of daylight but turned dry and [...]
So, this is going to be really, really annoying! Apparently a startup in San Francisco is selling your daily routes to work and back to companies willing to post advertisements on your car. The car owner gets paid about $100 per month to have the advertisements stuck to their car. “This car runs on advertising.” [...]
I mentioned in my post back in October, Jury Duty in Marin, that I narrowly escaped having to serve on jury duty in the case People vs. Cutrufelli. The previously convicted felon was convicted on all charges. Cutrufelli broke into the home of a 90 year old man, shot him in the head (jaw as it [...]
This C-1 electric motorcycle is supposed to go into production in 2014. I hope it does! 200 miles per charge keeps itself upright even when hit by a car on the side will go up to 100mph just looks slick Perfect for the urban SF crowd! Got money to burn? (Pricey, well, yes. At least [...]
I lived in and around Atlanta, Georgia, for over 20 years. I have many friends and colleagues there. I’ve now lived in California for almost 5 years. I can not tell you how different these two areas of the country are. A former colleague’s comment to a previous post earlier today reminded me of the [...]
I’ve only lived here 10 months and was required to show up for jury duty on a horrible trial about attempted murder, theft, great bodily harm (to a 90 year old man–newspaper says the assailant shot him in the head point blank), and use of a semi-automatic weapon by a convicted felon. I was not [...]
Spoken in thick, often feigned southern accent, a common expression in Georgia was, “How ’bout them Dawgs?!” Not being a sports enthusiast, the expression always left me a bit cold. Yesterday, we spent the morning in the headlands, hiking Tennessee Valley. It too left me just a bit cold, but for reasons related to the [...]
Yesterday I was a VIP at PoBo—a volunteer in the park at the Point Bonita Lighthouse. I love volunteering there! It’s so beautiful. I leave with sore legs but a lighter spirit. We always have several hundred visitors. They are always so friendly and love the location. I am intrigued that every time I have [...]
Panoramas are such fun to shoot and create. But this is some really deep territory. Not only am I learning about various ways to physically shoot panos (Currently I’m enamored with arial and kite panos. Check out this stunning arial pano of the Eiffel Tower!), various optical characteristics of the different pano projections, stitching tricks [...]
So, I’m very curious about your honest feedback. I need to know what to focus on next with this process. I’m not sure why panos made with this software take so long to load; so, if you’re faced with a black screen, be patient. It is loading (in the dark). This pano was shot down [...]
I shot an HDR pano of the bridge yesterday. This was my first attempt at shooting an HDR pano and my first attempt to use a larger file size. Again, this will not work on an iOS device—yet.
I absolutely love the views from the top of Mount Tamalpais! The fog below adds a very unique ambience. As far as you can see in any direction: no development, just mountains and gorgeous rolling hills. This pano was short further north along Ridgecrest Blvd.