Flying a drone while from a moving truck on the Oregon Coast

I’d never flown a drone from a moving car. So when we were on the Oregon coast a few months ago, Jenna was driving slowly while I was standing on the bed of the truck trying to fly the drone. We did a few takes, driving forward and backwards. Here’s a cut from the footage.

Comparing iPhone OS camera vs Lightroom app camera for HDR

The top two HDR photos were taken using the iPhone’s camera app. The left one is the default and for the one on the right I tapped on the bright sky and reduced the exposure a little to get more of the color in. The bottom two HDR photos were taken using Lightroom’s camera onContinue reading “Comparing iPhone OS camera vs Lightroom app camera for HDR”

Startrails over a Community Observatory in California

So I have been taking night sky photos for a few years. Just as a hobby. Never seriously. Have only read some blogs and watched some videos and a lot of experimentation with the goal of just having fun. I know that star trails is yet another way to process those images but in allContinue reading “Startrails over a Community Observatory in California”

Thanksgiving at site of Native American petroglyphs where settlers entered California

Donner Pass: this is where the first European settlers entered into present-day California. They tried using a new route and it led to a horrible tragedy, if you have ever read about the Donner Party, this pass is named after them. At the Donner summit are archeological petroglyphs – carvings on the rocks – madeContinue reading “Thanksgiving at site of Native American petroglyphs where settlers entered California”

We spotted a baby shark in Bermuda which totally looks like a sting ray

I was recently in Bermuda with my WeHealth team and we had just spent half a day snorkeling. Back at the dock we spotted this things pacing the inlet. Someone identified it and said it’s actually a shark even though it looks like a sting ray. Turns out this is actually a baby shark …Continue reading “We spotted a baby shark in Bermuda which totally looks like a sting ray”

Documenting the difference that properly fitting trousers can make

This is embarrassing but a totally true story. A few years ago I was visiting my team in Poland. I travel light and only had one pair of pants. They got caught in something and tore on the way there. I had no time to try and fix it as I had to rush toContinue reading “Documenting the difference that properly fitting trousers can make”

Apple’s usability issue has left me without a phone

My phone was cracked so I decided to get it replaced using the iPhone Express Replacement service. I have used it in the past and I value it because it means no disruption. I get the new device, I get to activate it, and only then I ship my old phone to them. So IContinue reading “Apple’s usability issue has left me without a phone”