Timothy Higgins – Principal Trombone, San Francisco Symphony

Another Random Conversation

Night at the San Francisco Symphony… Mahler‘s 3rd Symphony is about an hour and fifty minutes long with no intermission. Our seats are in the middle of the row. So, I minimized liquids at dinner, went to the bathroom twice before the concert began, and remained standing until the concert master appeared. There were two […]


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Cathedral Rock (HDR)

Well, It’s Finally Here…

The hardest part of creating this short video was deciding what to leave out! Unlike any video project I’ve ever posted, this one actually has some video footage in it: from my iPhone (in horrible wind and weather) and 5Dmk2 (in a shaky helicopter). Even with advanced stabilization in post, the footage is, well, interesting! […]


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Tesla (Interior)

My Fatal Mistake

Naturally, since Chloé, our Nissan Leaf, is at the hospital, this makes me think about a new car. I am unquestionably hooked on electric cars now. With solar on the roof of the house, aside from the actual cost of the car, driving the car is free! At first we started talking about just getting […]


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We Needed That

On February 7 – 9th we got rain, lots and lots of rain. But we really needed it as we are experiencing a serious draught here on the west coast. Mount Tamalpais, which is just a few miles from the house, got 21 inches of rain during this weekend! This is what those three days […]


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Sedona Big Sky

Big Sky Country

Maybe because I grew up at sea level in flat country Florida, I just love experiencing big sky. I just wanted to celebrate this wide angle shot of Sedona, from the airport mesa vortex. It captures just a hint of the big sky in this gorgeous place.


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Grand Canyon Pano Play Button

Grand Canyon Pano

I blogged before about the death-defying adventure that was shooting this pano. No, I’m not kidding. (Check out the post about the first attempt to shoot this pano.) A few hours later, after the wind seemed a little less ferocious but even colder, and even though the light was quickly fading, I decided to give […]


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Tim with a Beard

Who Is That?!

Yes, I got the creeping crud that has been going around. So, while I was sick, I decided not to bother shaving. The results were not pretty! I couldn’t stand it after a week and shaved it on the day I took this photo.


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