Monthly Archives: July 2014

Think Tank Shapeshifter Review

Camera bags. Hmm… How many of them are there and how many can I own? Will I ever find the perfect bag? Of course not. However, in recent years I have come a bit closer. I have owned a variety … Continue reading

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Funky Cloud Processing

Part of a run back into Oakland recently came across the bay but it was unfortunately covered in cloud. However, the cloud was sitting in very distinct locations with a clear edge as you headed down the bay and a … Continue reading

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Flying Out of The Bay Area

I have been traveling a reasonable amount recently and on one of my trips we took off from Oakland and flew out over San Francisco Bay, past the city and the Golden Gate and up to the north. The first … Continue reading

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SFO Night Approach Time Lapse

Many moons ago (pun intended), my buddy Paul was visiting and we decided to have a go at night light trails at SFO. However, we had not come well equipped so headed to Best Buy to pick up cheap tripods. … Continue reading

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Rainbow Phantom

In going through my archive recently for a piece for Global Aviation Resource, I was searching through old shots of F-4 Phantoms.  I noticed one that I hadn’t recalled taking but that seemed pretty cool.  Occasionally jets pull ‘g’ when … Continue reading

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Coyote

A drive along the Marin headlands was about to come to an end when we spotted something unexpected. I was about to turn off on the road back towards to freeway when we saw a coyote strolling along the side … Continue reading

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Painted Ladies in Alamo Square

My sister wanted to see one of the more famous images of San Francisco while she was here. While the term painted ladies refers to the buildings in the city that have bright paint schemes, it is often focused on … Continue reading

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HDR Panoramas

Another one of my processing technique posts today. For those of you interested in pictures of places, today will probably be one you pass on. You have been warned. This is about my first venture into the realm of HDR … Continue reading

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Basking Sea Lions

En route back from Monterey, I wanted to show Liese and Chris the sea lions that bask on the jetty at Moss Landing. We got out of the car and sure enough, there they were. However, something had happened since … Continue reading

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Container Ships

I was in Alameda recently and, as I started to head back towards Oakland, I came along the channel that separates Alameda from the container port. One of the large container ships was just making its way out of the … Continue reading

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