Monthly Archives: March 2014

Crummy Skies at SFO

Sometimes you have an idea about something that will work out really well.  Unfortunately, you are not always right in that assumption.  I was up early one weekend morning and was over in San Francisco.  My reason for being there … Continue reading

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LRTimelapse

I have previously written about some time-lapse software that I use based on a recommendation from my friend Jo Hunter.  I used this software for a while before the creator, Gunther Wegner, updated it to a new version and deactivated … Continue reading

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Another JetStar! Hurrah!

If you go back a long time in this blog, you will see my tales to chasing a classic business jet, the Lockheed JetStar.  Since leaving Chicago I have been frustrated to see a large number of movements of this … Continue reading

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Too Much Good Stuff is Bad for You!

While all of the activity on the beach was going on with the males and females, there were also a ton of pups lying around.  Once the pups have suckled long enough, they are fat and happy and left to … Continue reading

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Video of Reno

It has been a long time since the National Championship Air Races took place at Reno.  I wrote about them here and my feature for Global Aviation Resource ran a while back.  However, as with the previous year, I did … Continue reading

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Point Bonita Lighthouse

Go out to the end of the Marin Headlands and you reach Point Bonita.  At the very end of the land is a lighthouse to protect the rocky entrance to the Golden Gate itself.  I didn’t know this existed until … Continue reading

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Sex and Violence

Elements of this post may come with an R Rating.  If you are a sensitive soul, look away now.  Courtesy of Nancy, I spent a morning in the midst of a crazy place.  Ano Nuevo State Refuge is on the … Continue reading

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Nike Missile Battery

At the height of the cold war, the possibility of large waves of Soviet bombers attacking the United States was considered high.  Defending the major cities and defense installations was a high priority.  The result was one of (if not … Continue reading

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Phantom Quadcopter

While watching the surfing at Santa Cruz, I wasn’t the only one with a camera.  There were quite a few of us shooting from the ground but one person was taking it up a notch – literally.  They were flying … Continue reading

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Sea Lion Pile Up

Relaxing with our lunch near the harbor entrance at Moss Landing, the noisiest thing we could hear (apart from the foghorn on the entrance markers) was the sound of sea lions.  There was a steady stream of their barking so … Continue reading

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