I Thought He Came With You is Robert Ellison’s blog about software, marketing, politics, photography and time lapse.

Lassen Star Trails

Star trails from the Manzanita Lake campground at Lassen Volcanic National Park

A timelapse two ways shot from the Manzanita Lake campground at Lassen Volcanic National Park (the second time I've visited and the second time that Bumpass Hell has been closed). First a regular 4K timelapse looking up from the campsite:

The second version is the same footage in HD where each frame is the cumulative maximum pixel value of all the frames up to the current frame (so it builds in star trails as the video runs):

June Gloom

Gloomy cloud over the French Chateau Sanatorium

A relatively pleasant Sunday in San Francisco, which means the second you turn your back fog and low cloud are going to swoop in:

The first part of the video is looking west toward the ocean. Once any trace of blue is obliterated we turn south to see fog rolling over San Pedro Mountain near Pacifica and increasingly gloomy cloud cover over the French Chateau Sanatorium (which I think of as the West Portal Retirement Castle). This is a deeply strange building, nestled in a hollow and surrounded by trees. Most of the time you don't see it and then suddenly, on the right street at the right angle you're startled to realize that there is a massive chateau hiding in the neighborhood.

If you're in the mood for more West Portal oriented time lapse enjoy: West of West PortalWest Portal Mosaic TimelapseWest Portal Timelapse of Timelapses and Spherical Sunset.

Jupiter from Casini Ranch

Jupiter from Casini Ranch

A short 4K UHD timelapse featuring Jupiter rising over the Russian River:

Shot from Casini Ranch near Duncan Mills, California. It's a shame it's not Saturn and Cassini Ranch.

Sutro Baths Timelapse

Sutro Baths in San Francisco

Timelapse of Sutro Baths in San Francisco, CA.

Stars from Pine Mountain Lake

Stars from Pine Mountain Lake

Timelapse of sunset and then stars shot over several nights at Pine Mountain Lake in Groveland, CA.

Stars over Lake Tahoe

Updated on Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Timelapse of stars over Lake Tahoe, California

4K timelapse of stars and the Milky Way over Lake Tahoe, California.

Tam Pan

Tam Pan

Time-lapse panning over the San Francisco bay area from the Gardner Lookout at the east peak of Mount Tamalpais.

ASCII Sunset

Updated on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

ASCII Sunset

A sunset timelapse rendered as ASCII art. Music from JukeDeck.

Bay Bridge Timelapse

Updated on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Bay Bridge Timelapse

4K time lapse of the San Francisco side of the Bay Bridge. Shot on a gloomy Friday morning with an Alpine Radian and Sony RX100 IV. Processed with Adobe Lightroom and LR Timelapse.

(It's the first project I've completed after upgrading my upgrade-proof laptop with a 1TB SDD, some cat fur and about a half pint of blood. I'm amazed it even boots. There is a tenth circle of hell for laptop designers who decide to hide the hard drive module under two tiny ribbon cables secured with ribbon cable eating tape. And thanks for the fake screws.)

Music from Jukedeck.

San Bruno Mountain 360 4K

Updated on Wednesday, February 22, 2017

San Bruno Mountain 360 4K

360 degree 4K timelapse of San Bruno Mountain in San Mateo County, California.

(Previously, Previously)