West Portal Sunset

West Portal Sunset

Spectacular sunset the other night, the kind where I really wish I'd left a timelapse running an hour earlier. This time I did! It was just a test run of a new GoPro Hero 8 Black to see what the nightlapse mode is capable of. I left everything on auto, including the interval, which I thought was an odd thing to have an auto mode for but that it might produce some interesting effects. Nope. The GoPro does a nice job of ramping down the shutter speed and ramping up the ISO, but it just randomly toggles the interval between one and two seconds occasionally which just glitches the video. So won't be using that mode again.

(Previously: Sunset sunset 4k)

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Hazelnut Trail

Updated on Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Hazelnut Trail

Hazelnut Trail

Hazelnut Trail in San Pedro Valley Park, Pacifica. $6 vehicle fee. Currently one way so very socially distanced.

Hike starts at: 37.577953, -122.475309. View in Google Earth.

(Hike Map)

Book reviews for July 2020

The Long Sunset (The Academy) by Jack McDevitt

The Long Sunset (The Academy) by Jack McDevitt

3/5

 

Near Dark (Scot Harvath #19) by Brad Thor

Near Dark (Scot Harvath #19) by Brad Thor

3/5

 

The Night Fire (Renée Ballard, #3; Harry Bosch Universe, #32) by Michael Connelly

The Night Fire (Renée Ballard, #3; Harry Bosch Universe, #32) by Michael Connelly

3/5

 

The Cormorant (Miriam Black, #3) by Chuck Wendig

The Cormorant (Miriam Black, #3) by Chuck Wendig

4/5

 

Mockingbird (Miriam Black, #2) by Chuck Wendig

Mockingbird (Miriam Black, #2) by Chuck Wendig

4/5

 

Nothing Is Wrong and Here Is Why by Alexandra Petri

Nothing Is Wrong and Here Is Why by Alexandra Petri

3/5

 

Network Effect (The Murderbot Diaries, #5) by Martha Wells

Network Effect (The Murderbot Diaries, #5) by Martha Wells

4/5

 

Exit Strategy (The Murderbot Diaries, #4) by Martha Wells

Exit Strategy (The Murderbot Diaries, #4) by Martha Wells

4/5

 

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ITHCWY Newsletter for July 2020

Humpback Whale Feasting off Rockaway Beach in Pacifica

Updated on Monday, May 10, 2021

Humpback Whale Feasting off Rockaway Beach in Pacifica

Humpback Whale Feasting off Rockaway Beach in Pacifica

Humpback Whale Feasting off Rockaway Beach in Pacifica

Humpback Whale Feasting off Rockaway Beach in Pacifica

Humpback Whale Feasting off Rockaway Beach in Pacifica

Humpback Whale Feasting off Rockaway Beach in Pacifica

Photos of a Humpback Whale shot from Rockaway Beach in Pacifica, California.

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Bald Eagle

Updated on Sunday, May 23, 2021

Bald Eagle

Photo of a Bald Eagle taken from Hat Creek Park.

(Recent Photos)

Nesting Ospreys

Devils Kitchen

Devils Kitchen

Devils Kitchen

Four and a half mile out and back hike from the Warner Valley area of Lassen Volcanic National Park to the Devils Kitchen.

Hike starts at: 40.442054, -121.393882. View in Google Earth.

(Hike Map)

McArthur-Burney Falls

McArthur-Burney Falls

McArthur-Burney Falls

Short hike taking in the spectacular McArthur-Burney Falls.

Hike starts at: 41.01255, -121.650831. View in Google Earth.

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Lake Helen

Lake Helen

It's three quarters of a mile round Lake Helen, not really worth doing unless you're waiting for someone to finish paddling...

Hike starts at: 40.467433, -121.508604. View in Google Earth.

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