Snorkeling at Hanauma Bay in Hawaii

Hanauma Bay is a marine embayment formed within a tuff ring and located along the southeast coast of the Island of Oʻahu in the Hawaiian Islands. By the 1990s, over-tourism was a major issue at the Bay causing deterioration of the coral reefs and the ecosystem around them. Over the last 25 years conservation effortsContinue reading “Snorkeling at Hanauma Bay in Hawaii”

Snowshoeing on Mt Rainier for New Year’s Day

We went snowshoeing on Mt Rainier on the last day of 2023. It was great to have most of the mountain to ourselves. And the twins took to the snow shoes like a fish to water. It was the perfect way to end the last year and start a new one. Exactly 12 years agoContinue reading “Snowshoeing on Mt Rainier for New Year’s Day”

Overnight snow camping with infants on Mt Lassen

We went snow camping with our infant twins recently. It was a great experience for us and them 🙂 We managed to fit all of us inside our two person mountaineering tent It was 38°F/3°C outside and we were camped on snow. We had a two person sleeping bag which did a good job ofContinue reading “Overnight snow camping with infants on Mt Lassen”

Using a mirror effect on drone footage

I was out on a hike recently with my folks and took some drone footage of the area. I decided to try out a mirror effect on the drone footage and it came out rather nice. This is a first rough cut at it on a low resolution version of the footage. The entire thingContinue reading “Using a mirror effect on drone footage”

Experiencing Macchu Picchu in National Geographic’s VR

So I have been to Macchu Picchu in person, doing the whole 4 day Inca Trail hike. But I just revisited it via VR using National Geographic’s experience and it felt more intimate. Maybe the fact that it was just me and no one else there. And that I was able to experience a digitalContinue reading “Experiencing Macchu Picchu in National Geographic’s VR”

Flying a drone 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.

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”

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”